Port Adelaide Anchor Trail

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-Third-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

Port-Adelaide-Anchor-Trail-Second-Edition-2023- A4

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.

Venue Address Suburb
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

We trust that you will enjoy seeing the various anchors along the Port Adelaide Anchor Trail