Slaughter Bay
Slaughter Bay
4.5
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Bay St, Kingston, Norfolk Island 2899 Australia
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Darren S
Bright, Australia2,527 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This is a must-do if you enjoy this type of activity .
Bought two sets of snorkelling gear from BCF before we headed to Norfolk Island after reading about how good it is.
Went most days just before low tide which we found out from the tourist information centre.
The water is crystal clear and spent around 1 hour in the water each time.
Park your car only 20 metres from the water.
So many fish and coral reefs to be found.
I think they recognise me after a week and saw my first Moray Eel most days which was a highlight.
Written 21 May 2023
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jokuku
Tokoroa, New Zealand33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Just as tide is right out enoy walking around the reef spotting reef fish and other sea animals. And as tide comes in so do the fish. They are not shy and hover around for a while. Enjoy the white waves as they fill the lagoon. Plenty of photo opportuntes here.
Written 6 February 2023
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Linda B
Melbourne, Australia75 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022
Ocean was a little bit choppy compared to Emily Bay but still good to swim in. Snorkelling near the reef wall was great with lots of fish to sea
Written 8 August 2022
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razza61
Gatton, Australia367 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Pretty spot protected by the reef. We didn't go swimming but it seemed a very popular spot with others.
Written 13 June 2022
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danielkayelene
The Summit, Australia757 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Some of the best snorkeling I have ever done. Beautiful clear water. Loads of fish and coral. Protected waters by a large reef structure close to the shoreline. Warm waters. Ticks every box.
Written 12 April 2022
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Emanpee
Sydney, Australia2,817 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Another great area to swim, snorkel or reef walk. Sandy beach coves are OK but unless you have tough feet, would recommend going out wearing your reef shoes. Some superb fish, eel and stingray experiences while snorkelling there.
Written 10 April 2022
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JElliot32
New South Wales, Australia3,826 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Slaughter Bay may not have the stunning natural beauty of nearby Emily Bay, but I thought the snorkelling was better here. It is an expansive and protected lagoon which is also good for swimming (and I believe surfing on the other side of the protective reef). Best snorkelling time is around low tide
Written 8 April 2022
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nicnac8668
Queensland, Australia201 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Slaughter Bay is an amazing place to snorkel! Very safe with the reef protecting the bay from sharks. I do have to say that I was stung by a bluebottle here last weekend which was intensely painful and we did see several more in this bay during our time, but the locals say this is very unusual and the recent winds have blown them in. Many said they'd never seen bluebottles before so I think we were just unlucky. Even the sting did not stop me getting back in the next day and I was amazed by the colourful fish and beautiful corals. Go an hour either side of low tide (you can google tide times) for the easiest time to swim and keep an eye out for the glass bottom boat which does go around the snorkelers but they're experienced in watching out for you, it's also a good idea to have an orange tipped snorkel. I note the previous review that mentions the damselfish - I personally saw large numbers of these fish and did not have a single one charge me. A little research says to just wave your hand at them if they come towards you and they'll swim away but I found all the fish to be friendly and inquisitive. We saw beautiful sea hares too. It's a little hard to get your head around snorkeling in such an amazing place that is literally a few metres from the ruins of Australia's most brutal prison, where else in the world can you find that?
Written 25 March 2022
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Diane H
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Snorkelling here... it was great location, loads of different fish and very safe. Water was very warm. We went back several times during the week we stayed.
Written 22 February 2022
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Greg H
Brisbane, Australia69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2021
What a beautiful spot to visit after looking around at the ruins. The water was so clear, a perfect spot to have a nice walk along the beach.
Written 25 June 2021
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