Encounter Bay, Victor Harbor
The lovely seaside town of Victor Harbor south of Adelaide in South Australia is situated on Encounter Bay. This beautiful bay owes its name to the chance meeting of two explorers in 1802.
British explorer Matthew Flinders and French explorer Nicolas Baudin were both charting the coastline of South Australia when they met in this remote location. The meeting was amicable, despite their respective countries being at war at the time.
Today, Victor Harbor is a bustling town with a rapidly growing population. Many people come here to live in retirement and many more come to visit, thousands making this their annual summer destination for holidays. Water activities such as kayaking, sailing, fishing, swimming are prominent. The town is also popular with people who like to walk or ride their bikes. Whole families walking or riding their bikes along the specially designated sealed tracks are a common sight.