Victor Harbour

Things to do in Victor Harbor and the Fleurieu with an elderly relative over the summer holidays

Nature reserves

Nangawooka Flora Reserve

Nangawooka Flora Reserve is located on the Adelaide to Victor Harbor Road, opposite Urimbirra Wildlife Park. It’s a small 2 hectare reserve with plenty of native plants and birds. There is a beautiful gazebo to sit quietly for a light picnic or just to birdwatch.

Lakala Reserve

Lakala Reserve is in Port Elliot and has two large ponds inhabited by ducks and swans where you can relax and enjoy the natural surrounds. It’s tranquil and calming, perfect for some sunshine and fresh air.

Easy and accessible walks

Encounter Bay

The walks along the Esplanade in Encounter Bay have been redeveloped with easy access for wheelchairs or walkers. This lovely walk takes you along the coast looking out across the water.

Bashams Beach

Bashams Beach is a flat path easy for walkers and wheelchairs which meanders along the reserve behind the sand dunes. Depending on mobility, you can take a short 5-min walk or a longer 20-min walk.

Hindmarsh Island

A drive to the Murray Mouth at Hindmarsh Island is always enjoyable. This is where the River Murray meets the Southern Ocean. You can drive right up to the lookout.

Accessible cafés which accommodate the elderly

The Jetty Café in Normanville

With plenty of room for walkers and wheelchairs, this café looks out over the ocean and is very accommodating for people who have mobility issues.

Belicious Café in Inman Valley

The drive up to Inman Valley is beautiful. Once there, you can sit outside and look over Glacier Rock. It’s also easy to get to with walkers and wheelchairs.

Boulevard Café in Encounter Bay

This café has plenty of easy parking looks out over Encounter Lakes. The staff are attentive and look after the needs of elderly people.

If you need some respite care, St Louis on Sea is a break by the beach in Victor Harbor

St Louis on Sea is a small shared home providing 24x7 personalised care for up to eight residents.

We encourage everyone to treat it like their own home, and we respect people’s normal daily rhythms and preferences. The home is beautifully appointed with many features:

  • All single rooms with ensuite
  • Absolute beachfront luxury
  • Ultimate comfort and security
  • 24-hour personalised care and support
  • Specialising in dementia care

Call us on 08 8332 0950 to find out about short and long term stays.