Rediscover Granite Island
Looking for some free family fun these school holidays? Then it’s time to Rediscover Granite Island!
The City of Victor Harbor’s Rediscover Granite Island program will run from Saturday, 16 April to Sunday, 1 May 2016.
The program will see the iconic tourist destination become a hive of activity with nature play activities, a mega 10m rock wall and treasure map adventure that will take you on a discovery journey around Granite Island. And the best thing, it’s all FREE!
So what is happening?
Drop in nature play activities by Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures from 11am to 3pm on the following days:
- Saturday 16 April – Nature Play activities
- Sunday 17 April – Rock Wall
- Wednesday 20 April– Nature Play activities
- Thursday 21 April– Nature Play activities
- Friday 22 April– Nature Play activities
- Saturday 23 April– Nature Play activities
- Sunday 24 April - Rock Wall
- Wednesday 27 April– Nature Play activities
- Thursday 28 April– Nature Play activities
- Friday 29 April– Nature Play activities
- Saturday 30 April– Nature Play activities PLUS Meet the local BankSA team with their BankSA snow cone van
- Sunday 1 May – Rock Wall
Every day you can collect your free Rediscover Granite Island Treasure Map from the Visitor Information Centre for a great family adventure around the iconic destination.
Or maybe book a Guided Nature Discovery Tour for your chance to spot a Little Penguin. Tours begin 30 minutes after dusk and bookings are essential. Book between 9am and 4pm, 7 days a week at the Victor Harbor Visitor Information Centre on 1800 557 094.
Don’t forget! Castaways – the Baker and the Chef in the Pura Vida Van are serving up gourmet hot lunches, coffees and treats on Granite Island.
About the Rediscover Granite Island initiative
The City of Victor Harbor's Rediscover Granite Island initiative is set to bring vibrancy and fun to this iconic destination.
Following the expiry of the Granite Island kiosk and cafe lease, the City of Victor Harbor has entered into a license agreement with the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) to enable 'pop up' food vendors to operate on the island.
Council called for Expressions of Interest from vendors of food and fun in March and was pleased with the response. Following the call for EOI's, Council is please to announce that two talent Victor Harbor locals have been successful in their proposal to set up an exciting new food experience "Castaway - the Baker and the Chef in a Pura Vida Van".
We're still looking for fun activities
We are still looking for fun activities to run on the island over the next few months. If you have an idea, the City of Victor Harbor wants to hear it. Maybe you could run a children's activity, fitness class or get a local community organisation together to run a fundraising sausage sizzle.
To submit your idea (big or small), complete the application form and return it to the City of Victor Harbor attention to Vivienne Holloway.
Keep up to date with what's happening on Granite Island by liking our Facebook page or keeping an eye on this webpage.