Ned's Beach Sanctuary Zone (and Special Purpose Zone) offers a unique opportunity to view an amazing diversity of coral, fish and marine life close to shore.
The special purpose zone here, allows visitors to view and experience hand feeding fish. Be part of a favourite Lord Howe ritual and help feed eager mullet, wrasse, garfish, silver drummer, spangled emperor and bluefish, so close you can find yourself in a swirl of colourful scales and fins.
To help keep marine life healthy, a fish food dispenser is located at the Ned's Beach shelter allowing visitors to access a handful of healthy fish food. Feeding the fish bread and other food scraps can be harmful to the fish, further information can be found on an interpretive sign in the Ned’s Beach shed.
The golden sands of Ned's Beach lead into calm waters ideal for kids, who can paddle at the edge or snorkel above a colourful kaleidoscope of fish and corals.