Encounter Coast Discovery Centre & Museum

Inside Victor's 1866 Customs House on the foreshore, this National Trust museum has interesting local-history displays from pre-European times to around 1900: whaling, railways, shipping and Ngarrindjeri Aboriginal culture. Good for a rainy day.

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1. South Australian Whale Centre

0.03 MILES

Victor Harbor is on the migratory path of southern right whales (May to October). The multilevel South Australian Whale Centre has impressive whale…

2. Granite Island

0.54 MILES

Take a wander (or ride the famed horse-drawn tram) over Victor Harbor's historic waterfront causeway to Granite Island. This compact craggy outcrop has…

3. Southern Fleurieu Historical Museum

3.83 MILES

At the Port Elliot Showgrounds in the backstreets, this little country museum takes a look at local life through a pre-1960 lens with history of fashion (…

4. Goolwa Barrage

10.61 MILES

About 5km south of town, the Goolwa Barrage (built 1935) marks the junction between the fresh-water Murray River and the saltwater Coorong National Park…

5. One Paddock Currency Creek Winery

12.55 MILES

One Paddock Currency Creek Winery has around 160 acres under vine (brilliant cabernet sauvignon) plus a fab restaurant for Sunday lunch (mains $25 to $30)…

6. Blueberry Patch

14.75 MILES

The plump little highbush blueberry grows particularly well on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Give these farmers a call to see if you can come and pick a punnet…

7. Yankalilla History Museum

17.56 MILES

There's a small local history museum out the back of the Yankalilla visitor centre. Look for the radar antenna from the scuttled HMAS Hobart, now a dive…

8. Myponga Beach

18.49 MILES

Around 13km west of Myrponga township, across a range of broad, cinematographic grassy hillsides and steep ravines, little Myponga Beach is a photogenic…