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Nature and Wildlife at South Australia’s Meningie, Fleurieu Peninsula, Victor Harbor's Granite Island and Adelaide Botanic Garden

The 360 Km drive, from Robe to Victor Harbor South Australia is along the Princess Highway, which passes through the Coorong National Park, has the least spectacular of any costal scenery encountered between Melbourne and Adelaide. The un-sealed roads in the park are un-suitable for rental cars, so en-route stops, wildlife and landscape photography is limited. Salt Creek does have a nature walk starting near the Oil Rig (off road parking) – for taking pelican images, there is Jacks Point Observatory and Lake Albert in Meningie.

There are few landscape photography opportunities before Meningie so stop in Meningie to photograph Australian Pelicans.

The drive from Meningie to Victor Harbor is a bit of a drag having to go around the lakes to get across the Murray River and having to take less than scenic roads into Victor Harbor. However, limited en-route photo opportunities do allow for an early arrival in Victor Harbor with time to explore Granite Island before taking the evening Penguin Tour.

Victor Harbor is an ideal base for exploring the Fleurieu Peninsula and it's only a short drive Adelaide city – just a pity the accommodation options are limited.

Adelaide is about 75 minutes from Victor Harbor allowing time to visit the shopping district and the Botanic Garden, which are relatively small but worth a day's visit if time allows. On the 1st August 2014, the Adelaide Botanic Garden changed its name to the Botanic Gardens of South Australia.         

The major shopping attractions and eating outlets in Adelaide are Rundle Mead, China Town, and Central Market.

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