Bushrangers Bay Aquatic Reserve

Bushrangers Bay is an aquatic reserve located in Bass Point Reserve, just south of Shellharbour Village.

This is an excellent sheltered dive and snorkelling site, with an inner and outer bay. The three-hectare aquatic reserve protects abundant plant and sea life. Within the reserve, divers and snorkellers are requested not to touch the soft corals as they break off easily. Fishing or destroying marine life, including removing empty shells, is not permitted within the reserve.

The intertidal rock pools are home for many invertebrates. One of the most striking features within the reserve is a cliff shaped like an amphitheatre. In 10 metres of water, the cliffs are six metres high and contain hundreds of small cavities, which are home to sea urchins and tropical fish.

Nearby events

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    Thursday 09 August 2018 to Tuesday 14 August 2018 , Shellharbour

    This August, science soars into deep space in Living Universe, an Australian feature documentary tackling the momentous question: are people alone? Narrated by everyone’s favourite scientist Dr Karl Kruszelnicki and Australian astrophysicis…

    09 Aug - 14 Aug
  2. Sunset Boulevard by The Roo Theatre

    Friday 17 August 2018 to Saturday 18 August 2018 , Shellharbour

    The Roo Theatre Company is proud to present Sunset Boulevard. With a book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton, and a beautiful score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, this production will be presented in Concert format like our 2017 produ…

    17 Aug - 18 Aug
  3. RedAss Downhill State Round - Greenvalleys

    Sunday 30 September 2018 to Monday 01 October 2018 , Shellharbour

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    30 Sep - 01 Oct