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Snorkelling Activities Things to do in Rottnest Island

Things To Do in Rottnest Island


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Diving at the Wreck Of The Shark

Lying in the shallow water near the beach at Henrietta Rocks, the shipwreck provides an exciting environment for adventurous snorkellers.

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The Shark met its end when it crashed into the reef around Rottnest Island, and now sits 50m off from the shoreline. Visible from the lookout over Henrietta Rocks, the wreck is home to a crew of fishy folk. 

Image used with permission from Rottnest Island Authority. 

 

Snorkelling at Fish Hook Bay

A secluded, enclosed bay with calm shallow water and pristine snorkelling conditions

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Fish Hook Bay is located on the western coastline of Rottnest Island, named for its curved shape reminiscent of a fish-hook. The bay features a sandy, white shore for sun-bakers and a vibrant community of fish for curious snorkellers and divers to discover. 

Image used with permission from Rottnest Island Authority. 

Snorkelling At Little Armstrong Bay

Lined by reef and bordered by coastal land features such as archways and caverns, Little Armstrong Bay is popular amongst seaside adventurers.

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Little Armstrong Bay is located on the North Point of Rottnest Island, within a marine sanctuary protecting the diverse fishlife inhabiting the area. 

It is suitable for an array of recreational activities including swimming, coastal exploration and snorkelling. 

Image used with permission from Tourism WA. 

Snorkelling at Little Parakeet Bay

Calm conditions for snorkellers of all abilities with plenty of opportunities for fish-spotting

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Busiest in summer and earlier in the mornings, Little Parakeet Bay is great for snorkelling and swimming, protected by the surrounding reef and enclosed by the cliff faces. It is within cycling distance of the settlement so you can make an afternoon of it and soak your feet in the cooling water after your journey. 

 

Snorkelling At Mary Cove

A secluded snorkelling experience in one of Kitson Point's idyllic enclosed coves

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Snorkellers of varying abilities will be able to enjoy exploring the coral and fish population living amongst the reef system in Mary Cove, a southern facing protected cove along Rottnest Island's Kitson Point. 

Check beachsafe.org.au for swell conditions before setting out to ensure conditions are suitable. 

Image used with permission from Rottnest Island Authority. 

Snorkelling at Uribes Shipwreck

Snorkel by this Scottish braque in Rottnest Island's bustling Thomson Bay

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The remains of Uribes lie in the shallow, 3–4 metres waters with parts of the ship's machinery and hull well preserved for snorkellers to peruse. In good weather, it is a safe dive for snorkellers and close to the shore.

Image used with permission from Tourism Western Australia. 

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