Visit places associated with this maritime disaster
On Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th of July 2022, you are invited to join Willunga National Trust for a Star of Greece heritage walk in Port Willunga. The walk will start at 10am at the Star of Greece Cafe car park and lead you to several places around town that are associated with this maritime disaster. I participated in the walk last year and learned a lot about the disastrous shipwreck. In 1888, the Star of Greece clipper ship ran aground just 200 metres from Port Willunga's shores but raging seas made it difficult for anyone to help and tragically eighteen sailors lost their lives. You will get to hear more about how the event unfolded during the walk. Mark and his team were great in telling the story and they kept me intrigued throughout.
The walk is free, however, bookings are essential and can be made online via their TryBooking website. Please note that there will be a very steep hill to climb along the way. A good level of fitness and sturdy walking shoes are recommended. If you're interested, you'll need to book as soon as possible as these walks tend to sell out every year. Donations are appreciated. The Star of Greece Cafe car park is located on The Esplanade in Port Willunga.