About Us

Victor Harbor accommodation with a story

Our Story

Today, The Anchorage Hotel, Bistro and its friendly team are proud to operate inside a Local Heritage Listed Building, one considered an integral part of Victor Harbor’s rich heritage.

Originally known as Warringa Guest House, The Anchorage is the last remaining traditional guesthouse of some 65, which operated in Victor Harbor in the early 1900s.

Built in 1905 by James Holliday, the hotel was later extensively renovated to meet the demands of the modern day holiday maker; those in search of escape and relaxation beside the shores of Encounter Bay. Despite it’s rejuvination, the characterful Victor Harbor acommodation still offers a traditional experience and offers guests the charm of yesteryear.

Offering 18 guest rooms ranging from traditional heritage-style accommodation through to private spa rooms with 4 Poster Beds, you’ll find exactly what you need for your stay.

We invite you to stay at our warm and welcoming hotel by the sea.

Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor is part of the Fleurieu Peninsula Tourism Region which stretches from the outer edges of Adelaide down to Cape Jervis, across inland conservation parks and farmland to the southern coastline and Lake Alexandrina and Lake Albert.

Traditionally the Fleurieu Peninsula attracts a strong family holiday market and this has now been joined by rapidly expanding wine and nature based tourism markets. The extensive coastline offers a range of experiences from secluded bays, expansive sandy beaches, high energy surf and stunning cliff top walks.

Strengths of the region include water sports and activities, whale and penguin watching, wineries, fine dining, gourmet produce, fishing, Granite Island, steam trains and access to the Coorong National Park. The region’s main industries are tourism, viticulture, dairy and cattle farming, cropping such as barley, wheat and oats, and produce including vegetables, berries and olives.

Victor Harbor is South Australia’s most popular seaside town and has its own horse-drawn tram to nearby Granite Island and the historic Cockle Train that runs along the coast to Goolwa.

For more information about the many things to do and see in Victor Harbor, click here.