A Weekend Escape to Victor Harbor you don't want to miss
7th July 2020
Getaway of the week at McCracken Country Club
Read on to rediscover your love for South Australia’s Victor Harbor. Then, once you’re all topped up with getaway inspiration, scroll down to find the very best Victor Harbor getaway deal on offer this winter!
Victor Harbor, South Australia
Let us paint you a picture of what a weekend escape to Victor Harbor could look like for you this winter. Check into McCracken Country Club, drop your bags and explore the best of Fleurieu Peninsula. Whether you’re seeking an active weekend with the kids or a romantic break, Victor Harbor has you covered.
You don’t have to travel far from the Adelaide to find yourself amidst the jagged coastline and quaint historic towns of Victor Harbor, South Australia. Sandy beaches, rocky islands, steep cliffs and fresh sea air, Victor Harbor, South Australia, is one of the most beautiful places to see in SA. Those who love the outdoors fall for the stunning beaches and natural landscapes of Fleurieu Peninsula. Foodies are spoilt for choice and those with an active streak will revel in the potential for hiking, biking and surfing.
Day 1: A morning coastal walk
Forget the Great Ocean Road for now, the rocky coastline of Fleurieu Peninsula is right on your doorstep. During a weekend in Victor Harbor, spend some time absorbing the beauty of South Australia’s shores. Join the famous Heysen Trail for a morning hike and gaze out to sea from the towering cliffs. Climb to the top of The Bluff and catch views of the quaint town on one side and colourful Encounter Bay to the other. During the winter months, stay up high upon the summit, perch yourself on a rock and wait to catch a glimpse of whales cruising along the coast.
Head to one of the many coves and beaches in Victor Harbor to witness some of the most picturesque seascapes of South Australia. At Waitpinga Beach, stroll along the red sands and admire the wild waves rolling in. Nothing is more refreshing than a beach walk and Victor Harbor is absolutely the place to do it.
Day 1: An afternoon wander in Victor Harbor
After a morning exploring the coastline, head to the town to catch the end of the Victor Harbor market. Taste and buy a range of locally grown and produce products. Vegetables, seafood, South Australian wines, breads, honey, eggs, sweets and much more can be found here. Grab yourself a coffee and wander around to the sound of live music.
After your morning walk, you probably deserve fish and chips and what better place to indulge in seafood than by the shores of Victor Harbor. The Original Fish Shop is a family favourite and award-winning choice. Drop into this fish and chip shop in Victor Harbor and take away your lunch to enjoy by the sea.
Wandering around the town, you’ll also come across multiple shops and cosy pubs. The buildings in this Fleurieu Peninsula town are quaint and colonial and the town is steeped with history and heritage. Learn a little about the underwater life of whales and get some tips about whale watching spots in Victor Harbor at the South Australian Whale Centre. The kids will love the fun and interactive elements here.
Day 1: An early evening walk around Granite Island
Finish your afternoon with a trip to Granite Island. Walk across the bridge or take the horse drawn tram for the ultimate Victor Harbor experience. Once you arrive, take a walk around the perimeter of Granite Island and take in the awesome views. At the end of your circuit, escape the sea winds for a moment and grab a hot drink at The Island Cafe. Sip on your tea or coffee as you gaze across to the heart of Victor Harbor, through the cafe’s floor to ceiling windows. This is the perfect place to take a quick break and catch some stunning sea views.
Day 1: A night at McCracken Country Club
Settle into your Victor Harbor accommodation after a day spent in the fresh sea air. At McCracken Country Club check into your room and head straight to the beautifully heated indoor pool. Relax in the sauna and enjoy the cosiness of the hotel. Heading back to your room to get ready for an evening meal at the hotel’s restaurant, soak up the vibrant golf course views and perhaps enjoy a glass of wine on your private balcony. Opt for a spa room and enjoy a spa bath in peace.
For dinner, visit McCracken Country Club’s Bar & Grill where you can enjoy a bistro style menu full of tasty classics. Enjoy wines and a selection of beers from the well-stocked bar. Currently closed for a chic new refurbishment, Baudins Restaurant boasts gorgeous cuisine packed with the freshest of local produce and a menu crafted according to the season. Head back to your accommodation to sleep in your spacious and comfortable hotel room.
Day 2: Breakfast at McCracken Country Club
Before heading back to the city after a good night’s sleep, don’t miss out on breakfast at McCracken Country Club. Enjoy a tea, coffee or juice, and a selection of hot, cooked items. Otherwise, go for cereal, fresh fruits and yoghurt.
Set on a sweeping green golf course, McCracken Country Club is also an excellent location to take a quick morning stroll in the morning. Before packing up and driving home, enjoy your final views of the exquisite Victor Harbor countryside.
If you’re craving an SA Weekend Escape this winter, Victor Harbor, South Australia could be the perfect destination for you. Quick to get to and utterly gorgeous, Victor Harbor offers sea, sun and surf as well as food, wine and culture.
McCracken Country Club makes for the ultimate Victor Harbor experience and is one of the best hotels in Victor Harbor. The Country Club has a perfectly crafted package for those longing for a seaside weekend escape from Adelaide. We recommend their current Weekend Getaway offer
- Our Weekend Getaway Package includes 2 nights accommodation
- $25 F&B credit per night (Bottle shop or Takeaway only)
- 12 noon late checkout
- Complimentary upgrade from a Resort Room to a Balcony Spa Room or a Studio Spa Room.
Book your getaway at McCracken Country Club here.
Interested in learning a little more about what Victor Harbor, South Australia has to offer? Click here to find our Ultimate Guide to Victor Harbor.