Located opposite the beach and river walks, this budget motel in Victor Harbor is only a few minutes from the town centre. Guests are provided with the perfect base for exploring everything that the region has to offer.
Your hosts, Jan and Graham, offer warm and friendly hospitality. This three and a half star accommodation in Victor Harbor is close by to Granite Island, Whale Centre and horse-drawn tram (amongst other attractions).
There are 20 non-smoking units available, including: standard, modern deluxe, family and disabled rooms. Self-contained suites are also available if you are interested in preparing your own meals. Each of the units offers queen size beds, direct dial phones, reverse cycle air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, remote control television, hairdryers and microwaves.
Barbeques, a guest laundry and car parking (right in front of the rooms) are also available for guest enjoyment – enjoy the Wintersun Motel’s lush green gardens as you cook and eat. Country style cooked breakfasts can also be provided to your room if desired.
Charge back facilities are available at the Grosvenor Hotel.
Accommodation packages are also available at the motel – please note that prices will vary during peak periods and school holidays. The mid week package allows you to pay for three nights and get the fourth for free, whilst the short package provides a number of little extras (including a bottle of local wine, welcome basket and entry to the Whale Centre).
When staying at the Wintersun Motel, you will have ample opportunity to explore the many surrounding towns, including: Encounter Bay, Hayborough, Hindmarsh Valley, Willow Creek and Goolwa. Adelaide CBD is also only a little over an hours drive away.
There are plenty of things to see and do for visitors of all ages whilst staying in beautiful Victor Harbor. Whether you don’t mind getting a little dirty or you’re more happy to relax indoors, there is sure to be something for you!
If you are interested in learning more about the history of Victor Harbor, there are plenty of attractions for you to enjoy. Take a ride on the horse-drawn tram (which takes visitors from the mainland across the wooden causeway to Granite Island) or the SteamRanger Heritage Railway (which operates a number of different heritage trains). We also recommend the Chau Artworks Silk Art Gallery, Kiri Kiri Art, Ocean Art Gallery and Waggon Road Gallery.
Those who prefer getting outside and breathing in the fresh air will find plenty of natural attractions to keep them amused. The Bluff is a famous geological landmark that is formed from granite. At the top, you will find a plaque commemorating the encounter between Matthew Flinders and Nicolas Baudin in 1802. There are also a number of walks and trails in the area for you to explore, including: Heysen Trail, Nangawooka Flora Reserve and Hindmarsh Falls.
When travelling with the kids, we understand that finding things to keep them amused is of the utmost importance. Fortunately, there are plenty of family friendly attractions in Victor Harbor, including: the Wild Rose Miniature Village, Greenhills Adventure Park (featuring waterslides, archery, maze, go karts and more), Dunes Mini Golf Park (which is among Australia’s best 16 hole mini golf courses), and Girdier Family Amusements (a touring sideshow).
If you would love to get up close and personal with some of Australia’s gorgeous wildlife, Victor Harbor is the perfect destination. Visit the South Australian Whale Centre (which offers information, resources and exhibits), Urimbirra Wildlife Experiences (for koala experiences, snake handling and crocodile feeding), Goolwa Animal Farm (hand feed and bottle feed the baby animals), and Fish & Dive Adventures (full and half day fishing or diving tours available).
Victor Harbor is known as the gateway to Kangaroo Island, which is accessible via ferry or by plane (flights land at and depart from nearby Kingscote airport). This is the perfect destination for a day trip (or two), giving you ample opportunity to explore the nature and wildlife that the island has to offer. More than a third of the island is covered by National and Conservation Parks, there are 891 species of native plant and 46 endemic species.
This is a tiny island just off the coast of Victor Harbor. It is accessible via the horse-drawn tram (which leaves the main street every 20 minutes) or by walking across the causeway. The Recreation & Nature Park is filled with natural attractions (including Bridal Spray, Portrait Rock, Umbrella Rock and Sculptured Seal). The island is also home to the cute Little Penguin – tours commence every evening at dusk, just don’t use torches or camera flashes.