Coogee Maritime Trail


Just 25 meters from the shore, the Coogee Maritime dive and snorkel trail begins at the Omeo shipwreck and includes an artificial reef and underwater sculptures - including a giant starfish you can swim through! The trail is easily accessed from the northern end of Coogee Beach via the beach access path from Perlinte View.

Sea Lion Sculpture

Man-yin-ee - Australian Sea Lion Sculpture. Artists: Peter Graham & Nathan Bray

About the Trail

Omeo is Perth's premier beachside shipwreck dive, accessible close to shore in shallow, clear water. Omeo is an historically significant and federally protected iron steamship that was built in 1858 in Newcastle (England). Omeo ended its days in Fremantle, where it was driven ashore and wrecked in 1905.

The purpose-built reef consists of 33 reef modules, ranging in height from 1m to 5m tall. The reef has been designed by marine engineers and marine scientists to support a diverse range of marine flora and fauna. As well as being great fun to swim through you will find education signage about the reef and marine life. Not getting in the water today, then enjoy a stroll along the limestone land based trail and learn about the Omeo from the four interpretive signage panels. This limestone path connects to the dual use coastal path that leads to Coogee Beach and Woodman Point Reserve.

The Coogee Maritime Trail was developed by the City of Cockburn in partnership with the Western Australian Museum, Murdoch University Divers and Perth NRM.

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