Victor Harbor is a city located on the coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, located 80km south of Adelaide, South Australia. The city is the largest population centre on the peninsula, with an economy based upon agriculture, fisheries and various industries. It is also a highly popular tourist destination, with the city's population greatly expanded during the summer holidays.
A popular site for visitors is Granite Island, which is connected to the mainland by a short tram/pedestrian causeway. The tram service is provided by the Victor Harbor Horse Drawn Tram, one of the very few horse-drawn tram routes remaining in public transit service. Granite island is home to a large colony of Fairy Penguins which are a popular attraction on the island. These penguins shelter on the island during the day, departing in the evening to hunt for fish before returning in the morning.
The Cockle Train historic railway operated by SteamRanger runs steam locomotive services between the Victor Harbor station and the Goolwa Station. This route is the oldest rail route in Australia.
During the months of June to September, whale spotting is a popular attraction. Southern Right Whales often rest in the nearby waters. The South Australian Whale Centre located at Victor Harbor provides hands on interactive activities and presentations as well as information on whale watching tips.