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Written by Rajoo on May 20, 2020 Share on

Snorkelling In Australia: Get Up Close And Personal With Aquatic Life

Enriched with a mecca of natural surroundings and wildlife and it’s amazing tropical biodiversity, outdoor beaches, fascinating Aussie lifestyle, metropolitan areas and cosmopolitan fusion, it’s easy to see why this bewitching country is such a complete travel destination. It delivers some unique experiences almost impossible to find somewhere else. From amazing sightseeing to extraordinary land and aquatic adventures, there’s absolutely nothing you can’t do during your holiday in Australia. 

Australia is just a paradise for adventure seekers, it is a delight for foodies, and adventure questers, giving an amazing adventure opportunity to the adventure enthusiasts.  As they say, the best way to observe a fish is to become a fish, Australia is a perfect hub for snorkel and has the best location for snorkelling, here are the 10 Best Spots for enjoying the Aussie Snorkeling: 

1. Lord Howe Island 

Snorkeling in Lord Howe, Australia
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The Lord Howe Island Group is part of the state of New South Wales, The island is a 2 hours flight from Sydney. Most of the island is an untouched forest, with many of the plants and animals found nowhere else in the world. Snorkelling at this island is an experience that fills you with reverence for mother nature. The underwater world is magical and is something to be experienced at least once in the lifetime and it is within reach of exploring marine life. 

Price: would cost around $60.

2. Busselton Jetty 

Busselton Jetty is the longest timber-piled jetty (pier) in the world. Western Australia‘s top tourist attraction. 1841m long jetty can be a challenge, but it’s worth trying. Lovely view on both sides, the fence protected beach on one and the beautifully renovated park on the other side.  Snorkelling here is awe-inspiring one, giving views of vividly-coloured tropical and sub-tropical corals and fish of more than 300 different marine species in their natural habitat.

Price: The place provides a jetty day pass of $4.

3. Tangalooma Wrecks, Moreton Islands

One of Australia’s best snorkelling locations set amongst the dramatic shipwrecks.It takes about a day to reach the island from Brisbane.The Wrecks are home to a large variety of different species of reef fish, coral formations and marine life as well as calm clear water for you to enjoy. Snorkelling is a much safer experience as you are taken to the wrecks by boat and from there swim by yourself. 

Price: Depends on the tour selections

4. Ningaloo Reef 

Ningaloo Reef Snorkel
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Ningaloo Marine Park is a World Heritage-listed site. There may be 500 species of tropical fish within Ningaloo Marine Park, So all you need to do is float and admire the coral scenery beneath you, witnessing dozens of colourful corals and fish galore Swimming with one of these beautiful creatures is one of life’s most breathtaking experiences. 

Price: Depends on the tour selections

5. Green Island 

The Green Island is on the stretch of the Great Barrier Reef, shallow waters full of a diverse array of marine life and an amazing location for snorkelling as well. The island shelters many species of tropical. Snorkelling experience levels up swimming with the beautiful coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef and combination of hard and soft corals, clams and sea cucumbers. Marine life will vary, but you may see turtles, reef sharks, feather stars and a variety of fish including coral trout, butterflyfish, angelfish, fusiliers, Chromis and more. Green Island is the perfect location to explore underwater life but also a great chance to explore the wildlife on the ground as well

Price: Adult $48, Children $32.

6. Shoalwater Islands Marine Park

Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, the sheltered reef area with its crystal clear waters and abundant wildlife, is accessible from Rockingham which is an hour’s drive south of Perth. The reefs surrounding the islands provide good snorkelling in marine life cherishing a number of fish species. You can swim with bottlenose dolphins and witness the Little Penguins that breed in the burrows.

Price: Depends on the tour selections

7. Abrolhos Island 

The Abrolhos Islands are an undiscovered underwater paradise on Western Coral Coast of Australia. The crystal clear turquoise water ensures incredible visibility, and the water surrounding the low lying coral islands is full of life boasting world-class snorkelling and diving experience. The coral reef stretches for over 100 kilometres and is an environment perfect for both tropical and temperate marine life. The sea lions, dolphins and migratory whales are often spotted in the area. The Australian sea lion is a relatively rare inhabitant and they frequently swim and play with snorkelers and divers. 

Price: Depends on the tour selections

8. Islands Of Low Isles 

From Port Douglas, Low Isles is just 15km off the coast. Low Isles is the ideal spot for snorkelling. . There are 150 different species of hard corals and dominated by 15 species of soft corals. In addition, the island has a turtle population. Feel the sand between your toes as you snorkel and swim in the shallower waters surrounding the island. 

Price: For adults $130, For children $110.

9. Julian Rocks Marine Reserve 

Julian Rocks are one of the snorkel sites in Australia, where you can swim with tropical species found on the Great Barrier Reef as well as from Australia’s Southern Ocean. The reserve is home to assorted hard and soft corals and over four hundred different species of fish. Marine Reserve where you will be amazed at the range of marine life you will encounter.

Price: $55 per person.

10.  Ninepin Point Marine Reserve 

This nature reserve is located in Gordon, Tasmania. Snorkelling at Ninepin Point gives visitors a spectacular underwater experience of the diversity and colour found in the clear shallow waters, providing some of the best snorkelling experiences in Australia.

Price: Depends on the tour selections

Australia is home to the most amazing locations for marine animal spotting in the world and best shipwreck snorkelling spots ever seen. We at Pickyourtrail shall ensure the best marine life experience with our Australia tour packages look forward to planning your vacation with lots of excitement and adventure.  Start planning and Happy travelling.

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