The Port Adelaide Anchor Trail is a maritime heritage project lead by the Marine Life Society of South Australia and made possible thanks to a Place-making grant from the City of Port Adelaide Enfield.
An (updated) online trail guide is available at Port-Adelaide-Anchor-Trail-Second-Edition-2023- A4. A printed trail guide is available at a variety of venues (listed below) along the trail. The guide contains details of the 14* sites where 18 historic anchors can be found and viewed in a wide variety of settings.
* (The anchor shown above has been relocated and should be accessible to the public by the end of 2023.
The anchor sites can either be visited over a period of two or more hours, depending on the mode of transport, or they can be visited a few at a time until all of the sites have been seen.
Old printed copies of the guide will still show another anchor that has since been stolen from the site at Dockside Storage. Please ignore that particular site.
This is what you will still see along the trail (apart from the “North Parade” anchor): –
Download a .pdf trail guide at
Collect a printed copy
You can collect an A3 fold-out copy of the guide at the following venues. Please contact us if you visit one of these venue and discover that they are out-of-stock.
|Birkenhead Tavern||3/7 Riverview St||Birkenhead|
|Adelaide Scuba||3 Cygnet Court||Glenelg North|
|Largs Bay jetty kiosk||1 Esplanade||Largs Bay|
|Largs Bay RSL||17 Carnarvon Tce||Largs Bay|
|Largs Pier Hotel||198 Esplanade||Largs Bay|
|Cruising Yacht Club of SA||Lady Gowrie Dr||North Haven|
|North Haven Marine||23 Alexa Rd, North Haven||North Haven|
|Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron||750 Victoria Rd||Outer Harbor|
|Austbuilt Museum||95 Fletcher Rd||Peterhead|
|Rodney Fox Shark Museum & Learning Centre||107 Henley Beach Road||Mile End|
|City of Adelaide clipper ship||Dock 2, Honey St||Port Adelaide|
|Defence Shed||31 Nile St||Port Adelaide|
|Flinders Ports||296 St Vincent St||Port Adelaide|
|Naval Association of Australia||35 Quebec St||Port Adelaide|
|One & All sail training ship office||McLaren Parade, Port Adelaide||Port Adelaide|
|Port Adelaide Enfield Council||62 Commercial Rd, Port Adelaide||Port Adelaide|
|Port Adelaide Library||2-4 Church St, Port Adelaide||Port Adelaide|
|Port Adelaide Visitor Information Centre||66 Commercial Rd||Port Adelaide|
|Port Environment Centre||27 North Parade||Port Adelaide|
|Quin Marine||331 St Vincent St East||Port Adelaide|
|SA Maritime Museum (3 sites)||126 Lipson St||Port Adelaide|
|Susan Close MP’s office||1/111 Lipson St, Port Adelaide||Port Adelaide|
|Palais||86 Esplanade, Semaphore||Semaphore|
|Semaphore Library||14 Semaphore Rd||Semaphore|
|Noonie’s kiosk||1 Esplanade||Semaphore South|
|Charles Sturt Council||72 Woodville Rd||Woodville|