Snorkelling Broulee Island

Overview

How to get there: To get to Broulee Island follow the signs from George Bass Drive, turn on to Broulee Road which becomes Grant Street. Turn right onto Heath Street, left onto Bayside Street and finally right onto Harbour Drive, where you'll find a carpark at the end.

Broulee Island is regarded as one of the best snorkelling spots along the Eurobodalla coastline. Two areas on the island are sought by snokellers - one is at the bay near Pink Rocks which is the north eastern point of the island. The bay is about two to four metres deep and is protected in terms of swell. It's home to seagrass meadows, with stingrays and banjo sharks sometimes seen. It's fine for beginners in the right conditions, as is the southern side of the island which is also protected in terms of swell.

The southern side is an extremely productive area, with different habitats around the reef system such as sand flats, big reef walls and shallow reefs, all combining to make it a superb spot for snorkelling. You may be lucky enough to spot a green turtle, or the endangered weedy sea dragon and eastern blue devil fish.

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