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The Omeo Wreck is fragile so please do not climb on it.  Enjoy from a distance so that others can in the future.

Coogee Maritime Trail Coogee Maritime Trail

  • 1-3 hours
  • 0.3 km

Just 25 metres 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.

Coogee Maritime Coogee 13
Earn 1 Point Popular Trail Snorkel
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Omeo is Perth's premier beachside shipwreck dive, accessible close to shore in shallow, clear water. Omeo is a 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.

Western Australian (Perth City) Visitor Centre

(08) 9483 1111

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How to be a responsible snorkeler 
You can help to preserve the wreck and protect the sealife that lives there by following these simple tips when snorkeling on the trail.  

 - Explore with your eyes, not your hands 
 - Take photos 
 - Stay calm, quiet and move slowly. 


 - Climb, stand or rest on the wreck 
 - Remove pieces of the wreck 
 - Leave rubbish behind. 

Time / Duration

Take as long as you like!


300 metre snorkel trail loop

What To Pack

Group G - Snorkelling Trails (Snorkelling trails) required.

Trail Start

Beach access via stairs at Omeo Park on Socrates Parade, North Coogee which is 30km (45mins) SE of Perth.

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Trail End

Difficulty Notes

Suits majority of fitness and experience levels.

Hazards & Warnings

Trail is subject to tidal and weather changes. Please view beach warning signs and check weather conditions beforehand.


  • Car Park
  • Picnic Area
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Water Access Points

Best time of year

Warmer weather months (November to March) are popular but waters are accessible all year round. Wetsuits or insulated diving clothing are recommended in cooler weather but not essential.

Trail Access

Road, bike and bus

Prohibited Items

No boating, fishing, spearfishing, climbing on the wreck, camping, dogs or littering. Do not touch marine life.


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2 trail goers have rated Coogee Maritime Trail as 4 out of 5!

We love to hear from people who've been on our Western Australian trails, so it would be most appreciated it if you wanted to leave a review.

Donna Kirkham

Reviewed 26 Jul 2023, 10:22am

This is lovely snorkelling spot close to the beach. Make sure you go early or on a really calm day. Otherwise the waves can get choppy and visibility reduces dramatically.
Chelle Fisher

Reviewed 14 Sep 2022, 11:18am

The Omeo Wreck gets the 4 star, the interpretative panel trail itself a 3 though only because we have found it hard to find all the panels on many visits. Need calm conditions to really maximise this experience.

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