Here we will break down the best places to snorkel in Australia.

Turquoise Bay on our Perth to Exmouth tour. Western Australia

It’s safe to say that Australia is home to some of the world’s most stunning underwater life. All corners of the continent have something to exhibit- from rainbows of coral on the East coast to Whale Sharks on the West. Here we will break down the best places to snorkel in Australia.

Australia has some of the best places to Snorkel in the world. Home to the Great Barrier Reef,  at 2,300-kilometre (1,430-miles) the Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world. Plus over on the West Coast the famous Ningaloo Reef the 705,015-hectare heritage-listed area. There is an abundance of amazing places to pop a mask and fins on and dive in! 

“Dont just limit yourself to above ground exploration in Australia, plan some snorkelling trips to see more” Real AussIE Adventures

Snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef. Adrenalin Dive and Snorkel at Lodestone Reef, Great Barrier Reef, QLD
Turquoise Bay on our Perth to Exmouth tour. Western Australia


Where to snorkel in Australia

Ningaloo Reef

Ningaloo Reef is located on the West coast of Australia- about a twelve-hour drive north from the capital city, Perth. Prepare to see manta rays, tropical fish, turtles and dugongs, just to name a few- but there is one not to be forgotten. Whale sharks! Watch as these huge, beautiful creatures swim peacefully around you- it is an experience to never be forgotten. With one of our Ningaloo tours, you’ll have the best chance of seeing the whales (possibly humpbacks as well if you come in the right season!) as our spotter plane flies overhead, and you’ll also have the opportunity to receive a professionally taken photo! You can’t go wrong with that.

Ningaloo Reef Scuba Dives

1 Day Muiron Islands Tour

1 Day Exmouth Whale Shark Swim Tour

1 Day Humpback Whale Swim Sailing Catamaran Tour

Whitsunday Islands

Strap yourselves in; this might be some of the clearest, bluest water you will ever see! The Whitsundays are located off the East Coast of Queensland and are a set of beautiful, nature-filled islands. Jump on one of our yacht tours and experience snorkelling on a whole new level, or simply watch others as you relax on the comfort that is an outdoor lounge! However, we do highly recommend the former, as the colours of the marine life are spectacular- particularly because we are not very far from another snorkelling destination, and perhaps one of the most popular in Australia.

Our most popular Whitsundays tour.

3 Day Catamaran Sailing on Whitsunday Blue

The Great Barrier Reef

Ah, one of the most iconic places in Australia- the Great Barrier Reef! A world heritage site, the reef is home to a thriving variety of tropical fish, coral, turtles and the like. A snorkelling beginner? No worries! On our tours, there will be a snorkelling brief at every spot, and guided tours allow you to have the best experience possible when you’re out in the ‘big blue.’ Grab your go-pro, your underwater camera, whatever you have to ensure you have evidence of this unforgettable adventure.

Tours to the Great Barrier Reef.

1 Day Great Barrier Reef Premium Day Tour

Real Aussie Recommendations

  • Dont forget to snorkel from Rottnest Island from Perth – home to 25 species of coral
  • You can rent snorkel and fins pretty cheaply so no need to buy your own and carry them around with you when travelling Australia. 

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