If you are planning to enjoy your day in the serene lap of nature, then visit Granite Island Recreational Park with your loved ones. Adjacent to the sea, this rocky island lets the visitors enjoy the eye soothing greenery and the sunny sea shore at the same time. There are multiple picnic spots at this place where you can enjoy your meal under the clear sky with your companions. Other attractions such as whale watching and penguin tours as well as guided forest tours can be availed here every day. Those who love adventure sports can do mountain biking at the very spot.
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How to Reach Granite Island Recreation Park
- Take a walk from mainland Victor Harbor to Granite Island Recreational Park.
- Horse tram available from Victor Harbor to Granite Island Recreational Park.
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Granite Island Recreation Park Reviews & Ratings
With the horse-drawn tram out of action at the moment it's an easy walk across to the island. The water underneath is 100% clear! Once on the island the walkways are fantastic, with plenty of info boards to explain things. Great if you're a nature watcher. A local feature not to miss when at Victor Harbor.
It's like lost into the other world. Walking on the tram line to the island is definitely an unique experience. With a bit effort of hiking you will see lots of breathtaking spots. Good place to chill as well as to fish. They have carmel riding with affordable price which is $10 per head. Highly recommend.
loved it, came here 2 weekends in a row. I would recommend syncing up with the tides. the first time we went was high tide and the splashes from the waves were huge. the second time was low tide and splashes were minimal. it would also depend on the wind and stuff. would be nice if there were more places to eat around there though. still need to go back and swim with the tuna!
We visited on a mild day and circumnavigated the island via the walking track. Turned right after crossing the bridge. Track is well maintained and not difficult to walk and affords views at every turn. There are art installations around almost every corner to draw the eye and mind toward different viewpoints and ideas. There is a large staircase at the front edge of the island, the direction we took placed it at the end of our walk, and we were heading down toward the cafe. If you chose to walk from the left, this would place the stairs at the beginning of your walk and you would be climbing to the high point. I’d say this is not wheelchair or stroller friendly, but good for families with mobile children as long as they are capable of keeping away from edges. There are no guard rails around most of the track. The views and the granite structures are amazing! You could sit and watch birds all day if you wanted to, and they run penguin tours here also. Though the colony is only very small. The cafe serve fantastic food and nice, cold drinks for after your stroll. I would definitely recommend a visit.
A wonderful place for a short walk. It takes about 90 minutes to walk to and around Granite Island from the mainland. Some good sculptures to discover too.