Parks and Reserves
Victor Harbor has many natural attractions including Granite Island, Rosetta Head (The Bluff) and our coastal beaches providing a lifestyle which is highly valued by both residents and visitors.
In addition to these natural attractions Council is also responsible for over 100 reserves within the Council area.
For detailed information on the City of Victor Harbor's Recreation and Open Space Strategy please follow the link.
Popular Major Parks & Reserves:
Quick Reference Maps
Locations of reserves across the City of Victor Harbor
Playgrounds across the City of Victor Harbor:
Public toilets across the City of Victor Harbor
Public Barbeque (BBQ) locations across the City of Victor Harbor
Kleinigs Hill Lookout:
At the entrance to Victor Harbor this reserve is a lookout bay located at the top of the hill along Hindmarsh Road and offers panoramic views across Victor Harbor, Encounter Bay and Granite Island. The view can be further enjoyed using the telescope at the site.
Kleinigs Hill Lookout also features Kondoli - our local Symbol of Reconciliation, a mosaic tile whale feature.
Kondoli the whale has always been important for the Ramindjeri/Ngarrindjeri people of Victor Harbor.
Warland Reserve features the Whale Tail Fountain and is centrally located between the Causeway to Granite Island and the Ocean Street shopping precinct. This extremely popular reserve is a favourite with both locals and visitors alike and is the site of numerous community events.
Playground, BBQ and toilet facilities are located at the adjacent G T Fisher Playground and Causeway Plaza.
Located centrally between Torrens Street, Coral Street & Stuart Street, Grosvenor Gardens connects the 2 main shopping precincts. The site of the town's rotunda, this park is the home of the weekly Saturday morning Farmer's Market and various community events.
G T Fisher Playground & Causeway Plaza:
Located centrally at the foreshore along the Esplanade, this is the site of Victor Harbor's major playground facilities. BBQ, weather shelters and toilet facilities are provided.
The newly upgraded Causeway Plaza area is located at the entrance to the Granite Island Causeway, connecting the causeway to the mainland and is the home of the seasonal amusement attractions & food vans.
Soldiers Memorial Garden:
The Soldiers Memorial Garden with it's rows of iconic Memorial Norfolk Island Palms runs along the foreshore at Flinders Parade. This site is a popular meeting and picnic area adjoining the main playground and amusement sites.
The cross of rememberance is located at these gardens and the popular walking and bike path runs along the foreshore.
Soldiers Memorial Reserve:
Located centrally at the foreshore along The Esplanade this reserve is the home of the local Country Market.
BBQ, playground and toilet facilities are available.
Youth Skate Park & Playground:
Located along the foreshore at Flinders Parade, the Youth Skate Park & Playground activities are a popular meeting place and draw card for young people. The site is in close proximity to Victor Harbor's other main recreation areas.
Kent Reserve is located on the foreshore between the Inman River and Kent Drive and a popular picnic area.
Kent Reserve has an adult gym in addition to BBQ, playground and toilet facilities.
Cliff Thorpe Reserve:
Located at the corner of Bartel Boulevard and Matthew Flinders Drive, this is a popular park providing a lake beach for water enthusiast at Encounter Lakes. Toilets are provided.
John Crompton Jnr. Reserve: Encounter Bay
Located at the corner of Tabernacle Road and Nicolas-Baudin Drive this reserve has direct access to popular Encounter Lakes. This reserve provides a children playground area plus shaded picnic area.
Barker Reserve: Encounter Bay
Opposite the Civic Centre and adjacent to Bay Road and the Inman River Bridge, this reserve has free electric BBq'S, plus toilet and picnic facilities.
Starfish Park: Hayborough
Located at Aquamarine Drive, Hayborough this park has extensive playground equipment including a flying fox.
BBQ & picnic shelter facilities are provided.
Nangawooka Flora Reserve:
Nangawooka is a small 2ha reserve, home to over 1,200 varieties of Australian native plants. It is also a haven for birds and has a bird watch. It is located on the Adelaide/Victor Harbor Road, opposite Urimbirra. Picnic and gazebo area and toilet are available.