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A New Playground in Victor Harbor

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Published July 8th 2019
GT Fisher Nature Playground
The GT Fisher Playground opened just in time for the July school holidays and it's going down a treat with the locals and holidaymakers. It's located on Flinders Parade, Victor Harbor, right on the foreshore and close to the horse tram.

A carved penguin stands guard
A carved penguin stands guard over the playground


There is parking available on Flinders Parade and the playground is fenced for child safety. The playground also features an access-for-all ramp to allow for wheelchairs and prams.

Rope bridge
Rope bridge


There are many nature elements used in the playground including lots of sand, rocks, ropes and tree trunks.

Rope climbing net
Rope climbing net


Using natural elements in a playscape is intended to bring children closer to nature and to encourage imaginative play.

Huge sandpit
Huge sandpit


There's a huge sandpit with sandplay equipment designed for little builders.

Sandplay equipment
Sandplay equipment


There are 'climbing tree trunks' for budding climbers.

Tree trunks to climb
Tree trunks to climb


As well as nature elements there are thematic links to the features of Victor Harbor and its surrounding area. Huge granite boulders bring nearby Granite Island to mind.

Granite boulders for climbing and contemplation
Granite boulders for climbing and contemplation


The George T Fisher Steam Locomotive, named after a former Mayor of Victor Harbor, represents a bit of local history. The locomotive is a longstanding feature having formed a part of a previous playground on this very site.

A 'ship' and a 'castle' along with the train provide motion-activated sound effects to add extra fun to the play experience.

The train
The train


There are a few playground favourites including various types of swings and the ubiquitous fire pole.

Fire pole
Fire pole


Several tables offer a picnic opportunity in various locations around the playground. Although shade provided by the giant pine trees makes things a little chilly in winter no doubt the shade will be very welcome in summer.

A picnic table near the water
A picnic table near the water


The playground is a short walk from the SA Whale Centre so the combination of playground plus Whale Centre might be an ideal family day out in the holidays.
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Why? New fun for kids at Victor Harbor's foreshore
When: Open every day
Phone: 08 8551 0500
Where: Flinders Parade, Victor Harbor
Cost: Free
Your Comment
I think the large granite rocks are an accident waiting to happen because they are slippery when there is sand on kids shoes.The clearance from falling is not wide enough to not hit an obsticle
by stana (score: 0|4) 4 days ago
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