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Overview

Drive the lovely southern coast from the Victorian border to the mouth of the River Murray. See shipwreck sites including the Admella, the state's worst sea tragedy.

You can visit many sites and towns along the way including Canunda National Park. Stop for fresh seafood at Robe.

101 vessels have been wrecked and 218 lives lost in this area. The Admella and its 89 passengers and crew sank near Cape Northumberland in 1859.

The Geltwood was a sailing ship of over 1000 tonnes wrecked in 1876. 31 people lost their lives. It is possible to see parts of the iron hull, masts and rigging, anchors and chain on the sea bed.

The Maria was a small sailing vessel wrecked off the Coorong in 1840, while heading for the shelter of Encounter Bay. All passengers and crew were killed. The Phaeton was an American sailing vessel lost while bringing Chinese immigrants into Robe in 1857. These people came because of the Victorian goldrush.

A guide booklet is available for the trail and there are 10 land-based interpretive signs.

Price

Free

Features

  • Entity Facility

    Barbeque
    Boating Facilities
    Cafe
    Caravan / Camper Trailer / Campervan Sites / Campsites
    Carpark
    Family Friendly
    Food and Refreshments
    Lookouts
    Pet Friendly - Enquire
    Picnic Area
    Public Toilet
    Shop

  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled

    Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance.

  • Activities

    Birdwatching
    Camping
    Fishing
    Four Wheel Driving
    Hiking
    Scenic Drives
    Scuba Diving
    Swimming
    Walk