Point Peron is a peninsula that lies at the eastern tip of Rockingham and at the southern end of Cockburn Sound in Western Australia. The place is known for its crystal clear turquoise waters, sandy and rocky beaches, enormous reefs, and limestone cliffs. With its captivating rugged beauty, it has become a top destination for daytrips and weekend escapades.
Moonta Bay - Snorkel in the day and relax in the afternoon while sipping your favorite drink at one of the beachside cafes in Moonta Bay. The clear turquoise waters, sandy beach, and the laidback vibe of this coastal town facing Spencer Gulf will make ret
Wallaroo is home of one of the well-known jetty dives in South Australia. The jetty is located in the same coast as Point Turton, Moonta Bay, and Port Hughes, other areas that are recommended for snorkeling and diving in the Yorke Peninsula. Wallaroo is located in the northern peninsula area facing Spencer Gulf.
While Trigg Beach is a popular spot for surfers and bodyboarders, the place is also a spectacular shore dive destination. If you’re still starting out with snorkeling, you’ll find a spot with protruding islets north of the Rocky Point. This is an ideal spot for novice snorkelers as limestone reefs enclose the water, leaving it calm and safe for swimming.
Arlington reef is a complex on the Great Barrier Reef which contains the popular spots Michaelmas and Upolu Cays. The area is located 90 minutes away from Cairns. With its protected location, the water here is shallow and often calm. Maximum depth is at 18m/59.05 ft. Visibility is usually in the range of 10m/32.81 to 20m/65.62m. These ideal conditions make the area a perfect spot for beginner snorkelers.
Norman Reef sits on the outer reef section of the Great Barrier Reef. It is one of the furthest spots that tour operators are allowed to get to. It’s a favorite of many advanced divers because of its amazing swim-throughs and equally challenging caves. Note that you’ll need a guide to navigate through the cave and to help lead you to the safe spots.
Cataran Bay is on the North side of Border Island. It is the furthest from the coast of all the Whitsunday Islands. This means that the visibility here is usually better than some of the closer islands. While winds can be strong, the water stays calm and enjoyable for people snorkeling and diving.
Manta Ray Bay on Hook Island -Some of the best snorkeling encounters with wildlife come from here. It is not just a beautiful place to go for a snorkel, but one worth checking out if you want the best chance of getting up close to some of the unique ocean wildlife found on the Great Barrier Reef. The fish here are numerous and are familiar with humans. Maori wrasse found here and are living proof of this.
Point Turton - Tuck in a nook in the Yorke Peninsula, west of Adelaide in South Australia, Point Turton is a famous destination all year-round due to its sheltered bay facing the Spencer Gulf. Visitors can go on a holiday here anytime of the year. The small town has all the facilities for things that vacationers might need – you’ll find a grocery store, pub, restaurant, and a caravan park.
Hastings Reef is one of the outer reefs of the Great Barrier Reef. Visibility is generally better in the outer reefs compared to the inner reefs, which are closer to the mainland and with a viz affected by river flows and currents. It can take longer to get to the outer reefs but if you ride high-speed catamarans, you would reach the outer reefs in an hour or two, depending on the reef that you are going to visit.
Western River Cove on Kangaroo Island is hailed as one of the most spectacular beaches in South Australia. Tucked in the island’s northern coast facing Investigator Strait, this gem of a place is quiet and is less crowded than other beaches. Two headlands protect the area from huge swells; the water here is calm and ideal for swimming and snorkeling.
Knuckle Reef or commonly referred to as Walking Stick Reef, is a great spot to anchor. As the name implies the reef is shaped like a walking stick. This is a great site for snorkelers and divers alike (just make sure to watch your depth)
Fancy seeing fairy penguins as you go on a snorkelling trip? Hop aboard a ferry from Shoalwater Islands Marine Park in Rockingham, Western Australia and see the colony of birds and sea lions in the nearby Seal Island. This island, teeming with abundant marine life and rich wildlife, is a popular choice for holiday trips. Tourists and locals visit the island from September 15 to early June.