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Granite Island Guided Walk: Sea birds and mammals of Encounter Marine Park

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  • Granite Island Recreation Park
    Granite Island Road, Victor Harbor SA 5211, Australia

Granite Island is surrounded by the beautiful, temperate waters of Encounter Marine Park.

The marine park supports a wide variety of marine mammals such as whales, dolphins, fur seals and Australian sea lions which are seen in the waters surrounding Granite Island. The island is also an important habitat for many seabirds such as little penguins, cormorants, terns, gulls plus many more.

Join our local Volunteer Rangers for a leisurely walk around Granite Island to hear stories and information about these amazing animals who depend on the ocean for survival. Also, find out about local conservation efforts and citizen science programs aimed at supporting a healthy marine ecosystem.

The walk will finish on the north side of island near the Café where you can use the facilities, buy lunch/coffee or catch the horsedrawn tram back to the mainland.

Location Information

This walk will involve walking the 1.5km Kaiki Trail. This trail is well maintained but does include inclines and stairs. The walk will descending the northern stairway (110 steps). This walk is not suitable for wheelchair users and requires a mild-moderate level of fitness. Meet under the large fig tree as you exit the causeway. Please allow 10-15 minutes to cross the causeway from Victor Harbor. Toilets will not be available until the end of the walk which will finish near the Granite Island Cafe. You may want to use the toilet facilities near the causeway entrance at Victor Harbor before making the crossing to the Island.