The Most Popular Snorkelling Destinations According to our Customers

by Catalin Andries on January 23, 2023

No one knows for sure when snorkelling was invented. The first signs archeologists have found are from around 3,000 B.C., in Greece. Sponge farmers of the island Crete used hollow reeds as a snorkel apparatus.

On the other hand, we know exactly how popular snorkelling is today. We also know that snorkelers all around Australia are looking for the best beaches and spots out there in order to have the best possible experience!

Everyone knows just how spectacular the Great Barrier Reef is, but what about other popular destinations?

With that in mind, lets check out some of the most popular snorkelling destinations, according to our customers



📍Shelly Beach

Shelly Beach is a beach located in Manly, a suburb of Sydney. It’s definitely not the most secluded snorkelling spot you can find, but it’s an easy choice if you’re looking to get some weekend snorkelling in without breaking the bank. It’s also in a kid-friendly area, so bring your little ones!

📍Bogey Hole Mollymook Beach

The “Bogey Hole” is a large tidal rock pool ideal for swimming with an outer shelf area ideal for snorkelling. It’s also an ideal spot for sunbathing and picnics. It’s also a short walk from the Collers Beach parking area near Golf Course Reef.

📍Clovelly Beach

Clovelly Beach is a popular beach located in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Known for its clear waters and safe swimming conditions, Clovelly Beach is a popular spot for swimming, snorkeling, and other water-based activities.


📍Carrum Beach

There's a good case to be made that Carrum is among Melbourne's most beautiful family beaches. Easily accessible, with ample sand to stretch out for a picnic or game of frisbee.
It’s no wonder that Carrum Beach is a very popular snorkelling spot.
The views are just amazing!

📍Rosebud Pier

Rosebud Pier is a popular dive site amongst dive schools, night divers and photographers.
It’s also a very popular snorkelling spot! The average visibility varies from 5 to 10 metres, but the views are breathtaking!


📍Coral Bay

Located 1,200 kilometres north of Perth, Coral Bay is one of the most beautiful snorkelling spots out there! One of WA’s top family destinations, Coral Bay has breathtaking coral gardens that lie mere metres away from the pristine white beach.

📍Muttonbird Beach

Located between Albany and Denmark, Muttonbird Beach is all about crystal clear and peaceful waters. The beach is also often overlooked, so you have a good chance for some privacy! If you’re planning a trip there, be sure to think about including a trip to Shelter Island as well!


Ningaloo Reef, located in Western Australia, is one of the world's largest fringing reefs and a popular destination for snorkeling and diving. It's known for its clear waters, diverse marine life and the opportunity to swim with whale sharks and manta rays. The reef is home to over 500 species of fish, 260 species of coral and a variety of marine mammals, sea turtles and other marine life.


📍Whitsunday Islands

Located between the northeast coast of Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef are the 74 Whitsunday Islands. Characterised by dense rainforest, hiking trails and some of the best beaches you’ve ever seen.
Simply put, if you’ve never snorkelled there, it’s time to start planning.

📍Moreton Island

Just off the coast of southeastern Queensland, Moreton Island is a protected sand island known for its steep dunes and beaches. The west coast offers a popular Diving and Snorkelling spot known as Tangalooma Wrecks, which is home to a group of sunken boats.
Cape Moreton is also a great place to spot Humpback Whales if you’re lucky enough!

📍Heron Island

A coral cay located near the Tropic of Capricorn in the southern GBR, Heron Island is world-famous for its spectacular coral reef and for its extraordinary variety of marine life. It’s a unique way of experiencing the world’s largest coral reef.

📍Great Keppel Island

5 kilometres from the coast off Yeppoon in the Shire of Livingstone you’ll find Great Keppel Island. It’s also one of the best island getaways on the Southern Great Barrier Reef. There are plenty of beaches where you can get your snorkel on, and a wide variety of marine life.

📍Green Island

If you’ve got limited time and want to explore the GBR, Green Island is a sure way of doing that! Most of the island can be explored in about a day, but the waters are bound to have you snorkelling for countless hours. P.S. It’s only a 45 minutes ferry ride from Cairns, so if you’re closeby, you shouldn’t miss this opportunity!

Final Words

The snorkeling conditions at any of the spots mentioned can vary depending on the weather and the time of year.

You should always check the weather and sea conditions before snorkeling, and be aware of the potential hazards such as currents and marine animals.

There you have it, some of the most popular snorkelling destinations according to our awesome customers. Chances are you’ve tried or are planning to try some of them. In any case, it’s hard to go wrong!

Did we happen to miss your favourite snorkelling spot? Drop us a comment and we’ll be sure to include it next time!

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