The abandoned wrecks along the garden island ships graveyard maritime heritage trail represent a unique collection of vessels which worked south australian waters during an era when the maritime industry dominated transport trade and employment. Containing vessels dating from 1856 the graveyard is a haven for birdlife and marine creatures.
Garden island is an inner city locality of sydney australia and the location of a major royal australian navy base.
Garden island south australia. Used for government and naval purposes since the earliest days of the colony of sydney it was originally a completely detached island but was joined to the potts point shoreline by major land reclamation work during world. The ships are best seen by canoe or kayak. It is notable as being a site for a mangrove forest a landfill a part of the site for the multifunction polis a ship graveyard and a venue for recreational boating activities.
Port adelaide has a lot of yacht club but port adelaide garden island yacht club is a must recommend. From 1909 to 1945 the north arm of the port adelaide river became the final destination for many vessels which had outlived their usefulness casualties of technological change of the great depression and two world wars or simply of. It is located to the north east of the sydney central business district and juts out into port jackson immediately to the north of the suburb of potts point.
The southern shore of garden island in the north arm of the port river is one of the largest and most diverse ships graveyards in the world. Garden island is situated nearby to angas inlet south of torrens island sanctuary. Garden island is an island in the australian state of south australia located about 14 kilometres north west of the capital city of adelaide in an estuary system within the adelaide metropolitan area which drains into gulf st vincent.
It has enjoyed varying degrees of protected area status since 1973. Port adelaide garden island yacht club offers affordable membership rates and provides excellent facilities and activities competitively the same with high class yacht clubs. Today the historic wrecks that line garden island which make up the maritime heritage trail are partially shielded by mangroves and washed by the tide.
Diving is also available. Garden island is an island in south australia. They represent a significant chapter in sa s maritime history and provide valuable insights into port adelaide and its past.