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Soldier Memorial Gardens

Visit a beautiful green spot in Victor Harbor that features memorials to brave servicemen and women killed during international conflicts.

Enjoy quiet, reflective moments in the tranquil surroundings of the Soldiers’ Memorial Gardens. This little green coastal escape is a tribute to the memory of Australian servicemen and women who lost their lives during times of war.

The garden was founded in 1917 and planted with 22 Norfolk Island pines to commemorate the 21 Victor Harbor men who died during World War I and the Unknown Soldier. Since then it has come to honor loss and sacrifice during subsequent international conflicts as well.

Stroll on the lawns or on the shaded path, passing the mature pine trees, including the original 22 memorial trees. Go to the small cenotaph, which has the names of people from the district who served during World Wars I and II and other conflicts.

See the marble Cross of Sacrifice, which has the words “Lest We Forget” inscribed in lead lettering. Nearby is the Long Tan Cross, a copy of a cross in a jungle in Vietnam that commemorates the Battle of Long Tan. Look at the field gun, which was captured from the German Army on the Hindenburg Line in France in 1918. After your walk, rest on a bench and enjoy the gorgeous coastal views as you reflect on the memorial.

Next to the memorial gardens is the Warland Reserve, which encompasses a playground, the South Australian Whale Centre and a fountain with a statue of a whale's tail. Make use of the picnic tables or the barbecue facilities of the adjacent Soldiers Memorial Reserve. While you are here, pay your respects to fallen soldiers at the memorial wall.

The Soldiers’ Memorial Gardens are open at all hours and there is no admission fee. The gardens are located next to the wooden causeway that connects Victor Harbor to Granite Island. The town is small enough to get around on foot, but if you don’t want to walk to the gardens, take a taxi or drive. There are free and paid parking spaces in the surrounding area.

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McCracken Country Club
McCracken Country Club
3.5 out of 5
Mccracken Drive, McCracken, SA
The price is AU$115 per night from 15 Dec. to 15 Dec.
Situated near the beach, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of McCracken Golf Course and Victor Harbor Convention Centre. Hindmarsh River Estuary ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (977 reviews)
"Bed was firm and very comfortable, had an excellent sleep with extremely little perceived noise. The spa bath was really good. The dining area, which is unfortunately also the bar, was way too noisy. Would love it if a quieter eating area was available."

Reviewed on 31 Oct. 2021

McCracken Country Club
Hotel Victor
Hotel Victor
3.5 out of 5
1 Albert Place, Victor Harbor, SA
The price is AU$128 per night from 29 Nov. to 29 Nov.
Situated in Victor Harbor, this beach hotel is steps away from Warland Reserve and Soldier Memorial Gardens. Granite Island and Hindmarsh River Estuary Boardwalk ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (540 reviews)
"Was nice and relaxing good food good service"

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Hotel Victor
Victor Harbor Holiday & Cabin Park
Victor Harbor Holiday & Cabin Park
3 out of 5
19 Bay Road, Victor Harbor, SA
The price is AU$115 per night from 30 Nov. to 30 Nov.
This family-friendly Victor Harbor holiday park is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Warland Reserve and Soldier Memorial Gardens. Granite Island ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (238 reviews)
"Lots of things for the children to do"

Reviewed on 14 Nov. 2021

Victor Harbor Holiday & Cabin Park
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NRMA Victor Harbor Beachfront Holiday Park
NRMA Victor Harbor Beachfront Holiday Park
4 out of 5
114 Victoria Street, Victor Harbor, SA
The price is AU$96 per night from 8 Dec. to 8 Dec.
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Hotel Victor
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3.5 out of 5
1 Albert Place, Victor Harbor, SA
The price is AU$128 per night from 29 Nov. to 29 Nov.
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McCracken Country Club
McCracken Country Club
3.5 out of 5
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The price is AU$115 per night from 15 Dec. to 15 Dec.
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Victor Harbor Holiday & Cabin Park
Victor Harbor Holiday & Cabin Park
3 out of 5
19 Bay Road, Victor Harbor, SA
The price is AU$115 per night from 30 Nov. to 30 Nov.
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Anchorage Seafront Hotel
Anchorage Seafront Hotel
3.5 out of 5
21 Flinders Parade, Victor Harbor, SA
The price is AU$104 per night from 30 Nov. to 30 Nov.
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Victor Harbor City Inn
Victor Harbor City Inn
3 out of 5
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The price is AU$129 per night from 28 Nov. to 28 Nov.
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Apollon Motor Inn
Apollon Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
15 Torrens Street, Victor Harbor, SA
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Comfort Inn Victor Harbor
Comfort Inn Victor Harbor
3.5 out of 5
2 Victoria St, Victor Harbor, SA
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Breeze Beachfront Apartments
4 out of 5
2-5 Flinders Parade, Victor Harbor, SA
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