Tauwitchere Hand-Operated Lock

The Tauwitchere lock is a self operated lock which will allow a circumnavigation of Hindmarsh Island. The approach requires local knowledge  from both sides.

On the fresh water side it is very shallow (less than 1000mm) within a couple of hundred metres of Hindmarsh Island as indicated in the aerial picture. (Read the cruising stories for pictures of us hard aground in this area!)

On the seaward side the direct approach is protected by rocks or a reef, and a somewhat circuitous route needs to be undertaken to avoid scrapes or groundings.