Falls of Halladale

Location: Peterborough
State: VIC
Date Sank: 1908
Vessel Type: Barque
Construction Material: Iron
Max Depth: 14
Average Depth: 8
Average Visibility: 8
Diver Qualification: Open Water
Access Type: SHORE
Directions: This wreck is near Peterborough at Curdies Point and is about 300 metres from shore. From the DGPS Lat 38 36' 30"S Long 142 51" 30" E
Wreck Description: Country built Scotland Port Built Greenock When Built 1886 Port Registered Glasgow Length in m 83.88096 Beam in m 12.67968 Draft in m 7.28472 She lies in about three to fifteen metres of water and is bow to shore with the stern being about 100 metres away. The port or lee side is pretty much upright but the starboard side is flattened and scattered towards the east. This wreck is scattered over the dive area and the many plates of steel and beams sometimes resembles a junk yard more than a majestic ship. Looking into this pile of steel you can find all sorts of reef fish crays and abolone. Although this ship was heavily salvaged at the time she was wrecked there can still be seen some coils of wire, slates, and other items of cargo. If you miss diving on this wreck don't worry as the reef all around this wreck is well worth exploring. Note though that the location of this wreck on Victoria's wild south west coast makes it all but impossible to dive except on a day when there is low swell, and light northerly winds. Best to dive only with an experienced diver to do this site. The walk to the beach with your gear is also a killer, and one not to be tackled on a hot day.