The Abrolhos Islands on Western Australia’s Coral Coast are an undiscovered underwater paradise, boasting world-class snorkelling and diving sites. The crystal clear turquoise water ensures incredible visibility, and the water surrounding the low lying coral islands is full of life.
The extensive coral reef system stretches for over 100 kilometres and the warm southerly current creates an environment perfect for both tropical and temperate marine life. The coral formation, density and colours are amazing. The sea lions, dolphins and migratory whales are often spotted in the area. The Australian sea lion is a relatively rare, curious inhabitant of the islands and they frequently swim and play with snorkellers and divers.
Exploring the site of the Batavia wreck and the islands that bore witness to blood-thirsty mutiny and massacres among the first European arrivals, can also be experienced by snorkellers.
You can reach the Abrolhos Islands by taking a 30-minute scenic flight from Geraldton or Kalbarri. Scenic flights also include land activities. Fishing and snorkelling tours are available, but there's no accommodation on the islands.