Where to Stay in Victor Harbor
21st November 2022
If you are looking for a relaxing coastal getaway for two, or a family holiday by the sea, then Victor Harbor could be the South Australian destination for you. Located just an hour’s drive from Adelaide, Victor Harbor is ideally situated on the water’d edge on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Keep reading to discover where to stay in Victor Harbor and find out what the beautiful region has to offer.
The Fleurieu Peninsula
The Fleurieu Peninsula’s coastline is home to some of South Australia’s most stunning beaches and charming seas side towns. There is so much to explore in the region; from tasting world-famous wines in McLaren Vale to surfing at Waitpinga Beach and whale watching at Encounter Bay. It is hard to believe this is all just a short drive from Adelaide CBD!
When planning your getaway to the coast, the first thing to think about is where to stay in the beautiful region. Victor Harbor is our top choice when it comes to destinations on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Keep reading to find out why!
Why stay in Victor Harbor?
Victor Harbor is the ideal base to explore the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula Coastline; with easy access to surrounding towns such as Port Elliot, Middleton, and Goolwa. There is so much to see and do, no matter what time of year you visit. Victor Harbor is full of historic charm, with old-style sweet shops and traditional pubs. Explore the town by wandering the heritage trail, where you will discover over 30 heritage listed buildings. Then, during the months of May – October, visitors flock to Victor Harbor to whale watch with the help of information from the SA whale centre, located in the town.
Another highlight of staying in Victor Harbor is access to the famous Granite Island, situated just off the shore. Take the horse-drawn tram across the historic bridge or simply walk across and wander around the granite boulders whilst gazing out to sea. The island is also home to little penguins who can be seen at night on a guided tour.
To discover the coastline of the Fleurieu Peninsula from Victor Harbor, the encounter bikeway begins here and will take you all the way along the coast to Goolwa. A great way to see the region, is to walk or cycle the entire 30-kilometre path, exploring the towns along the way. You could also hop on the historic cockle train to come back.
For more information on things to do in Victor Harbor, check out our ultimate guide.
Where to Stay in Victor Harbor
Staying in Victor Harbor ensures you will have everything at your fingertips from tourist attractions to walking trails and easy access to neighbouring towns. When it comes to where to stay in Victor Harbor, we recommend the centre of town, where you will find plenty of restaurants, cafes, shops and attractions.
The Anchorage Hotel
The Anchorage Hotel is situated on the seafront in the heart of Victor Harbor, the perfect base to explore the Fleurieu Peninsula region. It’s the only hotel with an uninterrupted sea view. The hotel offers a range of accommodation options to suit all travellers, including spa rooms with balconies, family suites, and apartments.
The original building was a heritage-listed guesthouse that has been tastefully renovated and expanded. The rooms are a mix of heritage and modern styles with comfortable queen beds for a great night’s sleep. Most rooms feature a sea view, tea/coffee facilities and a large-screen TV.
The Anchorage boasts its own on-site restaurant, open seven days per week. Serving delicious meals made with fresh local produce, the menu includes homemade soups, fresh salads and a variety of seafood and steak dishes. Alfresco dining on the seafront veranda or cosy nights by the log fire make it ideal throughout the year. The unique boat bar is open daily for a glass of wine or speciality beer or pop-in for your coffee fix and a slice of cake.
To find out more about the Anchorage Hotel and to book your stay, click here. Use the voucher code SAWE10 for 10% off your Weekend Escape.