Granite Island Kaiki Walk
Starting from the end of the Granite Island Causeway, Granite Island Recreation Park, this walk takes you on a circuit around Granite Island via the Kaiki Walk. Granite Island is connected to the mainland at Victor Harbor by a newly built concrete causeway, serviced by a unique horse-drawn tram that began operating in 1894. The island is home to a colony of rare little penguins, and from May to October, pods of southern right whales can be spotted in the sheltered waters around the harbour. This family-friendly walk is a great way to discover the island, winding around its perimeter past several granite formations, with excellent coastal views and plenty of benches along the way. Interpretive signs along the trail provide an insight into the island's history, wildlife, geology and significance to the Ramindjeri Aboriginal people. This loop consists of gently sloping gravel trails, boardwalks and sealed paths, suitable for all ages and fitness levels. There is a long flight of steps in the island's eastern corner, which wheelchair users and parents with prams can avoid by taking the trail across the middle of the island. Dogs are not permitted in this park. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.