Local Attractions

Just Outside of Port Elliot

Victor Harbor: A ten-minute drive from Port Elliot, Victor Harbor is the largest regional centre on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Victor is a great place to stock up on supplies at one of the major supermarkets adjacent to Ocean Street (the main street). A walk down Ocean Street reveals a great array of shops and services. There are plenty of great pubs, restaurants, cafes, and fish and chipperies to choose from. The Victor Harbor cinema screens popular recent release movies, while the SA Whale Centre and the Visitor Information Centre provide valuable tourist information. While in Victor Harbor you may want to:

  • Walk or take the horse-drawn tram to Granite Island – while on the island follow the sculpture trail to add a fascinating hour or two to your visit
  • Play a round of golf at the Victor Harbor Golf Club or the McCracken Golf Club
  • Walk up The Bluff - a local vantage point for lovely sights along the south coast
  • Visit Urimbirra Wildlife Experience to see an array of native wildlife including kangaroos, koalas, emus, wombats, pelicans, egrets and Cape Barren geese.

Goolwa: The historical River Murray town of Goolwa is a fifteen-minute drive from Port Elliot. With both fresh and salt water, Goolwa offers great options if you are a fisherman or boating enthusiast. You may want to consider a day trip to the Murray Mouth or into the Coorong National Park. Take some time to stroll along the old Goolwa wharf – cafes, galleries, a brewery, a Sunday market and the Signal Point River Murray Centre are all highlights. Watch as the paddle steamers and riverboats come and go, and take a ride on the Cockle Train back to Port Elliot or to Victor Harbor. While in Goolwa, also consider taking drives to Hindmarsh Island, the Goolwa Barrage and, if you have a four-wheel drive, the Murray Mouth.

Middleton: With its spectacular beach, Middleton is a mecca for surfers and beach fishermen. Just 5 minutes from Port Elliot on the way to Goolwa, Middleton also has a great bakery and a variety of shops.