The great snorkeling areas in Sydney include Gordons Bay also in Clovelly. Just south of Clovelly Beach and north of Coogee, the Bay is protected by an off-shore reef and with its crystal clear waters, it's considered an ideal site for beginners and families. Expect to spot everything from starfish and anemones to gropers, spotted goatfish, cuttlefish and baby sharks.

Little Bay in Port Botany is home to large and colourful anemones and black urchins, and Shiprock Road in Port Hacking is worth visiting at high tide, when the currents make snorkeling safer. Congwong Beach in La Perouseis another great spot to check out Sydney's underwater world, as is nearby Bare Island, accessed via a footbridge. Sea-horses, weedy sea dragons, moray eels, velvet fish and giant cuttlefish have all been spotted around here,

Clovelly Beach View

Gordons Bay View

Cairns, NSW, Australia

Sydney, NSW, Australia