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A piece of Thames history - or what's left of it.

While all that is left of this wharf is the footings the story behind it's demise is an interesting... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2018
Wellington, New Zealand
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Good to see

We went for a nice relaxing walk along the waterfront to see this wharf. Interesting to see and... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
Forster, Australia
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

There’s so much history dotted all throughout Thames but by far, the most fascinating place, has to be Burke Street Wharf. Now, nothing more than the pillars of the old wharf, it makes for some great photos. High tide, low tide, sunset, midday - the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jessisaw
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Great to see a bit of Thames history while you are out walking the dog. The quirky sculpture has added to the interest, especially for little kids.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank mcgaval
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

While all that is left of this wharf is the footings the story behind it's demise is an interesting one and on the sign nearby. It's location gives you a great view of the Firth of Thames and it is between the coastal walkway and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank FootlooseFancyFree64
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Abandoned wooden pier support columns...not much to look at, but pretty nice location for sunset or sunrise photography. I like the humourous stick figure sculptures that sit on a couple of the columns...nice touch. The location is kinda like Princes Pier in Port Melbourne, Victoria...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank paulhQ4371VQ
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We went for a nice relaxing walk along the waterfront to see this wharf. Interesting to see and take some photos while in Thames. Worth a visit if you are in the area

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank OzeeTraveller
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Easy to imagine steamships pulling up here 100 years ago, and a great location for taking sunset photos

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 19 July 2017

The ruins of the wharf sit along the coastal walkway. We were here in the evening and it made for some good photos.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Look for the yellow historical notices around Thames. They will soon be upgraded with photos illustrating this towns gold rush history. The book Goldrush to the Thames gives more detail. During Heritage week in March each year a number of walks and tours of the...More

Date of experience: March 2017
3  Thank Anthony Evan L
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We walked from Pollen Street through Victoria Park along the shoreline to Burke Street. A pleasant break in our journey and some lovely colourful art to enjoy. This route includes some of the historical walk, which would be a couple of hours, if you have...More

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank carefree2017
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Was driving through Thames and I had read up about this wharf, so decided to drop by for a look-see. Totally not disappointed. We reached it at high tide and the opportunity to take photos was wonderful, I spent longer then planned taking photos and...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank ChiaSinSin
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