The Causeway, South Australia By Kaye Menner
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The Granite Island Causeway (the Causeway) is an iconic landmark with considerable heritage value. The Causeway, located 83 km south of Adelaide on the Fleurieu Peninsula, is the only link between Granite Island and the mainland at Victor Harbor and is a site of cultural significance to the traditional owners of the area. The Causeway is also a popular tourist attraction, important to the local, regional and state economies.
I captured this image whilst away recently visiting South Australia. The Victor Harbor Horse Drawn Tram runs on this causeway to Granite Island and back, and is a very popular activity for tourists visiting Victor Harbor, South Australia, and probably a world known event.
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The Victor Harbor Horse Drawn Tram is located on the shores of the city of Victor Harbor, South Australia, Australia. A 3.1 km tramway links the city's visitor information centre with the nearby Granite Island. Much of its route is over a 630-metre causeway.
Ride the historic Horse Drawn Tram across The Causeway to Granite Island. The Tramway commenced operation in 1894 and is one of two remaining in the world that operate a daily service.
Meet our beautiful Clydesdales at their day yard and at the station for a great photo opportunity. Each of our six working horses share working shifts of four or five return trips each or approximately two and a half to three hours after which they are given a feed of chaff and grain then spend the time dozing under the pines or being petted by admirers.
You can learn some of the history of the Tramway, The Causeway and the region from the photo displays inside the trams. The replica trams were built in 1986, based on the original design, but extended by two windows and given extra headroom. They weigh 4.8 tonnes each and use roller bearings to minimise rolling effort. A single tram driver can roll one out of the barn on their own! A working Clydesdale weighs between 800 to 1000kg, but only needs to use 80kg of weight to start the tram rolling.
April 8th, 2021
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