Granite Island Causeway

Fleurieu Peninsula

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The Causeway connects the South Australian City of Victor Harbor with Granite Island, a Conservation Park with free entry.

The Causeway is known for its historical connections to whaling when Victor Harbor was a Port, the means of transporting goods to and from sailing ships berthed at the Screwpile Jetty built in 1878, the Horse-drawn Tram that commenced in 1894 and takes passengers on a return trip daily, the Little Penguin colony and the Island's scenic beauty.

Construction began as a jetty for shipping in 1862 and reached 640 feet (metres). It was extended to the island in 1875 with a final length of 2,073 feet (632 metres). A horse tram to carry freight moving through the Port of Victor Harbor was in use by 1894.

By the end of the 20th century the timber Causeway was in a poor state of repair, and in February 2021 construction of a new concrete and steel causeway was begun adjacent to the original. The project was completed on time and on budget and the new Causeway opened on 22 December 2021.

As you cross the new Causeway, you see etched into the deck a series of indigenous artwork pieces, linked to represent the connection between Dreaming stories and all of their characters in nature. The Ngarrindjeri-Ramindjeri etchings invite a spiritual journey walking on country across the Causeway.




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