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

  1. Kids Fishing Workshop, Illawarra

    Wednesday 09 January 2019 , Shellharbour

    New South Wales Fisheries runs four hour kids fishing workshops for eight to 14 year olds. The kids learn how fish responsibly in a safe and fun environment. NSW DPI fishing workshops include fun lessons on fishing techniques,…

    09 Jan
  2. Australia Day Breakfast by the Lake

    Saturday 26 January 2019 , Shellharbour

    Celebrate Australia Day with Breakfast by the Lake. The day includes a huge AUD4 breakfast, citizenship ceremony, civic ceremony including presentation of the Australia Day Citizen Awards and ambassador address and free entertainment. …

    26 Jan