Kayaking in Wardang Island, Spencer Gulf & Yorke Peninsula,
South Australia Australia
Wardang Island, also known as Wauraltee Island, is a small island of 20 km²/7.7 mi² in the Spencer Gulf, at 11 km/6 mi on the northwestern coast of Port Victoria on the Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. The island serves as a natural breakwater, protecting the former grain port of Port Victoria from ocean currents.
The waters around Wardang are popular with recreational divers because of the opportunities for wreck diving as well as for kayaking. Admire the coastline of the Wardang Island in organized groups for kayaking. The waters are very calm in the eastern part of the island since the western part is more exposed to the open ocean reefs and currents.
Light kayaking groups leave usually from the Port Victoria Jetty so as to cover a distance of 10 km/6 mi to reach the island. The itinerary is recommended for advanced practitioners as it is covered almost 20 km/12 mi of kayaking for an aller-retour kayak trip. Alternatively you can kayak from Point Pierce where the distance to Wardang Island is shorter than 5 km/3 mi. Check out the Maritime Museum of Port Victoria for artifacts of some early dives and snorkeling around the island.
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Wardang Island, also known as Wauraltee Island, is a small island of 20 km²/7.7 mi² in the Spencer Gulf, at 11 km/6 mi in the northwestern coast of Port Victoria on the Yorke Peninsula, South Australia.
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