PORT WILLUNGA SOUTH AUSTRALIA
The sun shining very brightly on the glistening sand, the perfect blue-skies, the yellow-gold cliff perfectly carved along the beach, Port Willunga is just one of those charming, jaw-dropping gorgeous beach. Port Willunga is situated in the south and is only about a 45 minute drive from Adelaide.
STAR OF GREECE SHIPWRECK
It was on 13 July 1888 when Port Willunga gained notoriety when the sailing ship Star of Greece was wrecked during a fierce storm drowning its Captain and ten crews. It has since become one of South Australia’s worst maritime disasters. The Shipwreck is now one of Adelaide’s Underwater Heritage Trail and as well as a site frequented by snorkelers and scuba divers. The Star of Greece shipwreck can also be seen at low tide it can often be seen jutting out of the ocean, just north of the jetty.
GOLDEN CLIFFS AND FISHERMEN’S CAVES
The stunning yellow-gold cliffs with carved out caves makes up an awesome backdrop. Historically, these caves where carved out by fishermen to store their boats and nets.
Port Willunga Jetty built in 1868 to transport local produce from the surrounding hinterland was destroyed in 1915. Today, all that remains is a collection of wooden post standing strong as a reminder of the once thriving port.
STAR OF GREECE KIOSK
A small kiosk named after the famous shipwreck is a popular dining destination which offers Mediterranean style cuisine and some seafood options.
HOW TO GET THERE
Accessible via Southern Expressway and then continuing to Main South Road. Turn right to Port Rd and driving towards the end of Jetty road and into the Esplanade.