Fishing For Adelaide’s Ultimate Snorkelling Destinations? We’ve Got Them All!

Vegemite and toast. Summer and snorkelling. Some things are just meant to go together. And if you want to beat the heat with a bit of snorkelling, Adelaide’s got all sorts of cool places where you can whack on your goggles and explore the gorgeous marine life. Just have a peek at this lot!

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Port Noarlunga Beach

A good snorkelling adventure usually requires a good reef – and the ones off Port Noarlunga and Aldinga are some of the best. They’re home to over 60 species of fish and 200 types of marine plant life, which means it’s endlessly fun to splash about and see what you can discover. It’s super safe and anyone can have a go, so it’s perfect for the whole family.

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Baird Bay

Dolphins make everything more fun, don’t they? If you’ve ever wanted to head out to sea, put on your snorkelling gear and swim with nature’s most playful sea mammals, Baird Bay is the place to be. The sea lion colony is also a big draw, and they’re just as up for a laugh as their bottle-nosed bros. This experience really is like no other, so grab your goggles and get on down!

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Antechamber Bay

Antechamber Bay is a good three hours away from Adelaide (including a ferry ride), but it’s well worth making a weekend out of the trip. You can hire a secluded beachside cabin to stay in, or even take advantage of all the beautiful camping space the areas has to offer. Either way, if you’re a snorkelling enthusiast, this is one not to miss. There’s no shortage of snorkelling opportunities around, including some terrific reefs where you can see a huge variety of unusual fish.

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Harvey’s Return

It’s quite a long way out of town (we’re talking three hours and a ferry ride, again), but Harvey’s Return is just as awesome as Antechamber Bay. This place is overloaded with incredible coastal scenery, from striking rocks to pristine beaches, and it’s great for hiking, camping and snorkelling. There’s lots of fish around, and if you’re lucky you might even catch a glimpse of the seals ambling about off the coast.

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Glenelg Beach

It’s probably Adelaide’s worst-kept secret, but we could hardly leave Glenelg Beach off a list of the best places to go snorkelling, could we? The white sands, tranquil waves and surrounding coastal towns make it a must-visit, and don’t pass up the chance to frolic with the friendly dolphins! From crabs to starfish, this is seaside magic at its finest, and it’s all just a tram ride away from the city.

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