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. Summer Festival of Lord Howe Island

    Sunday 27 January 2019 to Friday 01 February 2019 , Lord Howe Island

    The Summer Festival of Lord Howe Island at Pinetrees is a week of adventure, fun, fitness, food, wine and music, all in perfect Summer weather. Each morning guests can enjoy an energizing yoga practice by the ocean with celebrity…

    27 Jan - 01 Feb