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The Rediscover Granite Island campaign was off to the right start with thousands of visitors venturing over the causeway during Easter.The Rediscover Granite Islandcampaign was off to the right start with thousands ofvisitors venturing over the causeway during Easter.
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Although there are no statistics taken of the number ofvisitors to Granite Island, more than 2000 people wentthrough the doors of the Visitor Information Centre(VIC) and 1500 tickets were sold for the Horse DrawnTram.

City of Victor Harbor CEO Graeme Maxwell said thenumbers recorded for the VIC and Horse Drawn Tramsuggest it was a busy weekend in Victor Harbor.

“Anecdotal feedback from several local residentsconfirmed that Granite Island was a very busy and funplace to be,” Mr Maxwell said.

“The Horse Tram staff reported that there was a lot offoot traffic on the causeway on Friday, Saturday andSunday with visitors making the most of the sunnyweather.”

The City of Victor Harbor have an agreement with theDepartment of Environment Water & Natural Resources(DEWNR the owners of Granite Island) to run pop upcatering vans and entertainment on the island for as longas required, and Mr Maxwell said the pop-up activitieswere well received.

He said The Castaways food vanand Farmer Darcy’s Travelling Farm were enjoyed by anumber of families.

“The food van will be operating seven days during theschool holiday period and there are a number of funactivities scheduled,” he said.

City of Victor Harbor mayor Graham Philp said thecouncil has worked hard to fill the void after thekiosk/restaurant was closed in January.

Council is still looking for activities to add to theRediscover Granite Island program, and encouragesanyone with an idea to [email protected]论坛 or call 8551 0500.

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