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Snorkel and Freediving in Byron Bay and the Gold Coast

Snorkel Byron Bay with Turtles and Manta Rays


Julian Rocks Marine Sanctuary is rated as one of the best dive sites in Australia. “Nguthungulli” the local Arakwal name for this incredible place, offers protected safe and shallow waters perfect for snorkelling and freediving. Sitting off the most easterly point of Australia, Julian rocks is a convergence point of warm tropical and cooler temperate waters, making it a marine wildlife hotspot! Whales, Dolphins, Manta Rays, Leopard Sharks, Grey Nurse Sharks and Turtles are all common visitors. Nuthangalli is a perfect environment for snorkelling and freediving with prolific fish life and multiple areas to explore.

Enjoy the sights of the Byron coastline onboard our comfortable purpose built vessel, we often encounter local dolphins and other marine life on the way to Julian Rocks. Humpback whales are a daily sight from June-November.

“Joong-urra-narrian” also known as Cook or Turtle Island  is home to large numbers of Green and Hawksbill turtles. Its a scenic and quick boat ride outside theTweed river and a safe and enjoyable experience for people of all ages and experience levels. There is plenty to see here with Turtle sightings guaranteed as well as many species of fish and marine life.

We decide which destination to visit given the Ocean conditions at the time to ensure the best experience possible.

Get on board “Whale Rider” our fast and comfortable rigid Inflatable boat purpose built for Eco tours in safety and comfort.

Please bring water, sunglasses, hat and reef proof sunscreen.

Mask, fins, wetsuit and guide all included.

Our tour is approximately 3 hours from dock to dock,