On this tour, you will hear about the local maritime history, which includes the early and successful whaling industry around the Bluff and Granite Island. You will be told stories about the early fishing families and learn how a number of shipwrecks in Encounter Bay persuaded the colony administrators that it would not be a suitable capital city for South Australia.
Together with your local guide we will take you for a stroll along the coast and to out-of-the-way places around the streets of Yilki, which is four kilometres from Victor Harbor. The word Yilki is an Aboriginal word meaning place by the sea.
You will hear stories of the early European settlers who made their new home in Yilki. And you will see sites of heritage importance, including one of South Australia’s first inns.
The tour is an easy walk along the town’s pavements. If you have any mobility concerns, please get in touch with us.
Meeting Point: Opposite the Yilki Store, Encounter Bay
Start Time: Mid-afternoon
Days of week available: Tours depart on weekdays and weekends. Please phone to discuss departure times.
Duration: 75 minutes
Price From: $30 price includes refreshments.Book Now
|Adult (13 years plus) @ $30pp
|Child (5-12 years) @ $12pp
|Family (2 adults and 2 children) @ $80
|Concession $28 pp
Victor Harbor Walking Tours would like to respectfully acknowledge that we are meeting and walking on the traditional land and surrounding waters of the Ramindjeri and Ngarrindjeri people.
Low Carbon footprint – As a WALKING TOUR operator, we use leg power instead of petrol and diesel to show you the best way to see Victor Harbor and the surrounding area.
To keep our beaches, waters and surrounding land beautiful, wild and clean, please practice “Leave No Trace” from your visit.