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Winter Whale Fest – Victor Harbor – Complete Guide

The Winter Whale Fest is a month-long Festival celebrating the arrival of the Southern Right Whales on the Fleurieu Peninsula, and an opportunity to share the passion the Victor Harbor and Fleurieu community has for the protection and preservation of our coastal landscapes and marine environment. 

There are more than 25 events thoughtfully curated, the Festival is a rare opportunity to hear and learn from marine conservation thought leaders, immerse yourself in the magic of the marine world firsthand, and participate in a range of educational and cultural experiences.

June 1-29 – Walking Tour: Whale Walk and Talk

June 2-23 – Leafy Seadragon guided scuba dives with bed & breakfast

June 3-30 – Southern Ocean Adventure – Big Duck Boat Tour

June 5 -30 – Self guided tour: Explore Victor Harbor’s unique and sometimes dark whaling history

June 7 – Encounter Clay: Learn Wheel Thrown Pottery, Hand Building & Sculpture

June 7 – Beach Clean Up

June 7 – Guided tour of the SA Whale Centre

June 7 – Water People Art Exhibition

June 8 – Winter Whale Fest Expo

June 8 – Victor Harbor Artisan Market

June 8 – VR Experience – Marine Life of the Great Southern Reef

June 8 – Junior Whale Spotter Training

June 8-15 Walking Tour: Stories of whaling and their shipwrecks around Encounter Bay

June 8-10 – Whale Nation Film Screening

June 9 – Welcoming of the Whales and Smoking Ceremony

June 9 – Walking Tour: Kondoli – The whale journey to Granite Island

June 13 – Artist Talk: Water People Exhibition

June 14 – Water People Exhibition Opening

June 15 – 2024 CLLMM Science Forum

June 16 – Woven Wall Hanging Workshop

June 20 – Winter Solstice with the Whales Sound Bath

June 22 – Ngarrindjeri/Ramindjeri basket weaving and culture with Cedric Varcoe

June 22 – Ocean Film Festival

June 23 –Granite Island Run

June 23 – Roots for Rights, Land Based Revegetation project

June 28 –Captain Hellfire and the Wretched Brethren

June 29 – The Future of Water – Water People Exhibition Panel Event

June 30 – Victor Harbor Science Fair

June 30 – Self guided tour: Whale Art Trail

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Jun 01 - 30 2024


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