Anyone booking holidays to Australia may want to travel along the country’s southern coastline and see some shipwrecks without getting wet.

People who have booked flights to Australia and are in need  of some inspiration for activities in the country may be interested in a new shipwrecks trail launched by the tourism board for South Australia.

The route will take tourists on a journey to various shipwreck sites, where battered vessels can be viewed from land, kayak or a small boat.

Anyone who decides that they would like to see the unusual attractions will be able to choose between two maritime heritage trails, one of which is based around Garden Island, while the other focuses on the Jervois Basin region.

The tourism board explained that there were several locations along the coast of the state which were used as ship graveyards for just over 100 years.

According to the organisation, the wrecks on show “represent the diversity of craft that plied South Australian waters during the 19th and 20th centuries”.

Holidaymakers with an adventurous attitude may decide that they would also like to explore some of the country’s wrecks beneath the waves.

One of the more popular attractions among divers in the country is the Yongala, a steamship which sank off the east coast and is easily accessible by boat from Ayr and Townsville.

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