The Five Best Snorkelling Spots In and Around Melbourne
Swim with seals, spot octopus gardens and peek into the underwater lives of starfish at these top snorkelling haunts near Melbourne.
In the southeastern corner of Port Phillip Bay is the lively underwater community around Blairgowrie Pier. Stick to the shallows near the shore to meet weedy sea dragons, or head further out for colourful sponges, schools of fish and crustaceans.
BLAIRGOWRIE PIER, MORNINGTON PENINSULA
Kitty Miller Bay, a horseshoe in Phillip Island's southwestern corner, is one of the area's best-protected beaches. Its 500-metre stretch of shoreline shelters vast rock platforms, seaweed gardens and seagrass beds.
KITTY MILLER BAY, PHILLIP ISLAND
Hugging the South Gippsland coastline for five kilometres, Bunurong Marine Park gives you a diverse variety of habitats to explore — from caves and gullies to reefs and ledges.
BUNURONG MARINE NATIONAL PARK, NEAR INVERLOCH
One of the most best places to snorkel southwest of Melbourne is St Leonards Pier, which juts into Port Phillip Bay at the end of the Bellarine Peninsula. Over years and years, the pylons have attracted a diverse community of underwater creatures.
ST LEONARDS PIER, BELLARINE PENINSULA
When you're keen to get underwater but don't have much time on your hands for travel, grab your snorkel and head to Half Moon Bay, which sits on the eastern shores of Port Phillip Bay in Black Rock.
HALF MOON BAY, BLACK ROCK
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