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Victor Harbor and Southern Highlights from Adelaide

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Victor Harbor and Southern Highlights from Adelaide

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Travel through the picturesque Adelaide Hills and into the Fleurieu Peninsula, where the vines meet the sea.  Pass through Goolwa and onto Victor Harbor, a popular seaside town, before returning to Adelaide via the famous McLaren Vale wine region.
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Live commentary on board
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Horse-drawn Tram to Granite Island is not included in the price
Adelaide Central Bus Station Franklin St , 83 Franklin St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

* Please call Adelaide Sightseeing on 1300 769 762 at least 2 days prior to your tour to provide your accommodation details for pickup (If required) * Otherwise please check in at 9.00am at the Adelaide Sightseeing counter inside the Adelaide Central Bus Station, 83-85 Franklin Street, Adelaide

9:15 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
After morning pickup at your hotel in Adelaide, travel by climate-controlled coach through the Adelaide Hills to Strathalbyn, a historically Scottish town. Have free time on High Street to purchase morning tea if you like. Continue to Goolwa and take in the wharf and beach of this paddle steamer town.

Travel past the waterside town of Port Elliot and Horseshoe Bay, then make a brief stop at Whale Lookout for photo ops on the way to Victor Harbor. Upon arrival in the popular seaside village, sit down at the Hotel Victor for a 3-course lunch. After eating, have time to explore Granite Island where you might spot Australian wildlife such as little penguins and southern right whales (seasonal).

Next up, head into the McLaren Vale wine region, which is known for its shiraz wines. Have the option to sample fresh locally made cheeses and produce, taste wine, or sip coffee at a café.

Return to Adelaide via the southern metropolitan beaches of Port Noarlunga and Moana. Your tour ends with drop-off at your starting point in the early evening.
Stop At:  
Adelaide Central Bus Station Franklin St
Check in at the Adelaide Sightseeing Counter at least 15 minutes prior to departure.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
A short stop in Strathalbyn, where you can purchase some morning tea (own expense)
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Enjoy a brief tour of Goolwa, including the Wharf, Barrage and local beaches
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Horseshoe Bay
Drive through Port Elliot, taking in the picturesque Horseshoe Bay
Stop At:  
Victor Harbor
Victor Harbor is one of South Australia's most popular seaside towns and famous for its horse-drawn tram to Granite Island, whale-watching cruises and the South Australian Whale Centre. Free time is spent in Victor Harbor to grab some lunch and then go for a wander around the township or visit Granite Island.
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Sealink Travel Group
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on sanitization during Victor Harbor and Southern Highlights from Adelaide ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Victor Harbor and Southern Highlights from Adelaide ?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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  • "Only had just over 1.5 hours in Victor Harbor, so very quick look around." See review
  • "Enjoyable day a shame it drizzled all day and it was very cold for the middle of summer." See review


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Great snapshots of the areas surrounding Adelaide
, May 2022
It was a nice and relaxing opportunity to see more of what the area around Adelaide has to offer. Roger was great; very friendly and knowledgeable! My only complaint, if you will, was not having an opportunity to get off the bus at Goolwa Beach. Just a quick photo op and stretch of the legs would have been preferable at the beach than the stop at the barrage. I would rather have stayed on the bus there and gotten off the bus at the beach. Just my personal two cents. I enjoyed myself very much! Thank you!
Easter break
, Apr 2022
The driver was very professional and clever. Made us enjoy the trip and sticked to the schedule. I highly recommend this trip to anyone who wants to see this hidden gem.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Highly recommended!
, Apr 2022
What a fantastic experience this was.. a must do if you’re visiting Adelaide! Our guide was so friendly, cheerful and helpful. Highly recommend this experience, it’s really very well curated!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Enjoyable day through SA countryside!
, Mar 2022
We enjoyed this trip but of course a lot of time was spent travelling on the road ….that’s the way it is in Australia….a vast country! Our morning tea stop at Strathalbyn was enjoyable! We had 21/2 hours in Victor Harbor which is more than enough time to look around here and have lunch! We liked the tour along the coast road and The River Murray town of Goolwa! It would have been good to stop to take photos of the River! Overall a great experience with our driver Athol! Lunch is not included in this trip so pricing should be less for this tour I feel!
2 travelers found this review helpful
Fantastic views but long delays.
, Sep 2021
Fantastic views of Horseshoe Bay and Encounter Bay as well as Goolwa. Food good but we waited 75 minutes for our main course so didn’t have time to shop in Victor Harbor or look around.
Enjoyable, Interesting designed Day
, Jun 2021
The. Very attractive small towns we stopped at such as Strathalbyn and McLaren Vale. The beautiful coastal scenery. The excellent driver Roger. Exactly the right amount of commentary.
Wonderful trip
, May 2021
We had a most enjoyable experience with driver Roger. Really had a wonderful trip. The only thing that made the booking unfortunate, was the Viator chat line operator, Leezly, don’t know we she was, probably in the Philippines, but she made a habit of giving poor information. She told us we would be picked up for the tour at the Hilton Adelaide, but when the paperwork arrived via email, pickup was the Adelaide Bus Station. Also she told us the price was $235.50 but in effect we payed $315.29 with the exchange from $US to $Australia instead of the advertised price of $149.00 p/p, $298.00 All in all we really enjoyed the trip but something has to be done with the call centre giving poor info. Thanks Neil and Joan Pritchard
1 traveler found this review helpful
, May 2021
The tour experience was excellent. The lunch part was terrible. We waited 3/4 of an hour for our meal to be delivered after ordering. Their excuse was that the company had not informed them of the names of the diners. Very annoyed as we wasted time when we could have been out enjoying the area.
Rushed tour
, Feb 2021
Bus left without us, as time said departing from bus terminal at 9.15am but had left a little before that so we had missed it and caught a ditto to the first stop of the tour. We loved victor harbor.
A Great Day Out!
, Mar 2020
A fantastic opportunity to see a lovely part of South Australia. The coach stopped sufficiently to get a closer look at villages and details, and the meal in Victor Harbour was tasty and abundant. However I would have appreciated a little more time here to go on the horse drawn tram and not just take photos of it! We also got to see some magnificent coastline. The highlight for me was a brief visit to the Tintara Winery in MacLaren Vale where I tasted some good wine and even bought a couple of bottles.I thought the whole experience was good value for money and I enjoyed it very much.
Pleasant trip out
, Feb 2020
Tour guide Terri was very knowledgable. Tour operator was good, logistics were well organised. Lunch was good as well. Great trip out of Adelaide and amazing scenery. Could have more time at McLaren Vale
1 traveler found this review helpful
Enjoyable day out
, Feb 2020
Enjoyable day a shame it drizzled all day and it was very cold for the middle of summer. The coach was modern and the driver was very informative
Enjoyable Trip
, Dec 2019
We enjoyed the trip from the drivers commentary , the new bus we travelled in, to the delicious roast lunch at the hotel.
1 traveler found this review helpful
My friends 60th Birthday
, Nov 2019
I booked this trip for a group of friends to celebrate a birthday. Our bus driver Cheryl was a very good driver plus very informative about the towns we passed through. We had morning tea in Strathalbyn and a lovely lunch in Victor Harbor and onto McLaren Vale. We had a fantastic day well worth the money. Highly recommend
Great day tour
, Nov 2019
Was a very busy day, had quiet a few stops which is a great way to see along the coast and some small villages. Only had just over 1.5 hours in Victor Harbor, so very quick look around.
1 traveler found this review helpful
A great day out
Sandra E
, Oct 2019
Good organisation. The driver provided an excellent and informative commentary that added to the enjoyment of the places we visited.
, Sep 2019
Tour guide Cheryl was informative and made the trip enjoyable with her brand of humour. Hotel Victor was a lovely venue and carvery was delicious.
Enjoyed the trip down to Victor...
Helen P
, Mar 2018
Enjoyed the trip down to Victor Harbor, McLaren Vale and back up the coast to Glenelg. Peter and Roger were great guys to show us around and provide loads of local information. This was our first trip to Adelaide, so it was a good introduction to seeing the Adelaide countryside.
The coach was comfortable, the...
Sandra M
, Jun 2017
The coach was comfortable, the panoramic windows allowed for the views to be enjoyed by all. Our driver was skilled at her role in both the driving the coach and ad a tour guide. We enjoyed learning about towns and region on this day trip. Lunch at the Victor Hotel was very enjoyable.
Great day out. Bus driver provided...
mary L
, Jan 2017
Great day out. Bus driver provided great commentary. Enjoyed Victor Harbour -lots happening and had ride on the horse drawn tram and enjoyed carvery lunch at the near by hotel.

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