Come to American River, where Matthew Flinders anchored in 1802, meeting French explorer Nicolas Baudin. Where American sealers built SA’s first maritime vessel in 1803 and gave this tiny fishing village its name. Hear sealers’ tales from the fishermen’s yarning seat. See reproduction sealing vessel Independence being built on the original site. Afterwards, wander, explore: lunch at the adjacent Deck Cafe, or the Oyster Farm Shop, or tour the Oyster Farm Shed. Then hie ye off to climb Prospect Hill as did Flinders in 1802: look over the island as he did, a spectacular 360-degree view. Bookings required by phone or email.
Presented by Rebuild Independence Group (RIG)