Erscott's Hole

Home to 500 fish species and 90 species of coral, Lord Howe's snorkelling is second to none.

A luxuriant garden of staghorn coral dominates the iconic snorkelling destination that is Erscott's Hole, a natural wonder within a protected intertidal groyne. Snorkelers can get up close to tame fish conditioned to daily visits by glass bottom boats.

See amazing double-header wrasse and the chameleon-like blue fish, which can change its body colour from dark green to sky blue in a matter of seconds, are common sightings.

Nearby events

  1. Lord Howe Island Bird Week

    Wednesday 20 March 2019 to Saturday 23 November 2019 , Lord Howe Island

    Lord Howe Island is Australia's premier bird watching destination, with 14 species of seabirds breeding here in hundreds of thousands. The island also boasts more than 130 permanent and migratory bird species, among them the Lord Howe…

    20 Mar - 23 Nov
  2. Lord Howe Island Rockfest

    Event dates to be confirmed: March 2019 , Lord Howe Island

    The Lord Howe Island Rockfest is set to bring a buzzing atmosphere to the beautiful island. Locals and visitors alike eagerly anticipate the week long event, as it provides a showcase of free concerts and entertainment, in addition to…