Port Victoria is a very small port town on the west coast of Yorke Peninsula. Another of those rare towns where the sun sets over the horizon. Port Victoria is one of the last towns in Australia to see off the ‘windjammer’ sailing ships and deemed an historic town. The Port Victoria foreshore is really well done.

Like many other coastal towns on the peninsula, it has a jetty and used to be a thriving port for the export of grain to England. The windjammers carrying the bagged grain called at Falmouth, England or Queenstown, Ireland for orders of where the grain was to be taken. Many of the smaller ports were visited only by coastal ketches and schooners.

Port Victoria also had an anchorage offshore for the larger windjammers. These were loaded from the ketches which were in turn loaded at the jetty. The last working sailing ships visited in 1949. As a result, Port Victoria is known as the last of the windjammer ports. This era is illustrated in the Port Victoria Maritime Museum.

The Port Victoria Anglican Church has some magic historic items. If open be sure to have a look at the World War 1 children’s cross and name listing.

The Catholic Church is a modern building.

The War Memorial is opposite the RSL building.

The Port Victoria Hotel is that classic maritime pub.

There are lots to look at Port Victoria, so an overnight stopover is recommended.

Heritage diary




Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course