Some of the Best Places to Snorkel

Snorkelling is one of the best ways to explore the spectacular marine life that Australia is so famous for. Unlike diving, you don’t need to be experienced or spend lots of money on gear, simply put on your flippers and mask, adjust your snorkel, and get set to be blown away by the incredible natural diversity under the waves. If you’re looking for somewhere to get started, here are some of Australia’s best snorkelling sites.

Great Barrier Reef:

This is one of the most famous snorkel spots in Australia, and for very good reason. The Great Barrier Reef is a UNESCO world heritage listed site, and is one of the natural wonders of the world. Snorkelling on the reef will let you get up close and personal with thousands of species of tropical fish, countless corals and some larger marine life as well. Turtles, rays, dolphins and whales have all been known to be spotted around the reef.

Life under the surface on the Great Barrier Reef is a riotous explosion of colour and texture, and snorkelling this spectacular destination should definitely be on your travel bucket list. To get the most out of your adventure, make sure you check out the extensive range of Great Barrier Reef tours by Lost In Australia.

Ningaloo Reef:

Ningaloo Reef is one of the most popular snorkelling sites in Western Australia. This stunning spot offers the truly unforgettable experience of snorkelling amongst giant manta rays and the majestic whale shark. People travel from around the world for an experience like this, and swimming with these gentle giants will truly take your breath away. There are also plenty of reef sharks, turtles, coral structures, anemones and more all waiting to be discovered on your next unique snorkelling adventure to Ningaloo Reef.

Lord Howe Island:
For the chance to come face to face with over 500 species of fish and 90 species of coral in a sparkling natural lagoon, travel to the idyllic paradise of Lord Howe Island. It is the world’s most southernmost coral reef, and the reef provides natural protection from the breaking waves of the ocean. The resulting lagoon offers a safe snorkelling experience that can be enjoyed by all ages and experience levels. Lord Howe’s stunning natural water clarity, shallow access and abundant wildlife make it a favourite amongst amateur snorkelers.

Jervis Bay:
If you’re looking to snorkel with sleek and stunning bottlenose dolphins, Jervis Bay is the place for you. These inquisitive and playful creatures often like to swim close to snorkelers, giving you a truly unforgettable experience. There’s plenty of other interesting marine life to meet, with tropical fish, turtles, seals, penguins and occasionally whales all visiting the site.
With such spectacular destinations, the hardest part of your snorkelling adventure will be deciding where to go first! Make your next weekend the experience of a lifetime by snorkelling in some of the best sites that Australia has to offer.


  1. I can't remember when was the last time I did snorkeling :( sa subic pa yata yata yung last...

    how r u sis?

  2. I'm a bit afraid to snorkel, I get nervous when I'm in the waters even if I have my lifevests on :)

    Mukhang busy much ka, Mhie?