Fly Point - Halifax Park Aquatic Reserve
Sitting between Nelson Bay and Little Beach in Port Stephens, Fly Point is a protected aquatic sanctuary that offers some of the best shore diving and snorkelling in the State. Lush sponge gardens and kelp forests are just a few metres from the beach and home to pineapple fish, blue groupers, octopus, wobbegong sharks and even elusive seahorses. In Summer, juvenile tropical fish appear including butterfly fish, damsel fish, wrass and butterfly cod.
The reserve extends from the mean high water park to 500 metres offshore. Fishing is banned as well as the collection of any marine organisms, including shells, so bring an underwater camera to capture the memories.