Fly Point

Fly Point, Nelson Bay: Address, Fly Point Reviews: 4.5/5

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Mairwen1
United Kingdom6,447 contributions
Apr. 2022
A tiny, protected little bay, Fly Point is a snorkeler’s playground and there’s lots to see.
If you are looking for a swimming beach, then this is far too small and rocky and you are better off going around the corner to Little Beach but for snorkelers this is a favourite spot.
There’s only a very small stretch of sand at Fly Point, hemmed in by rocky outcrops and small boulders. At one end, fallen gum trees dip down into the sea. It’s very scenic in a wild, windswept sort of way.
Protected since 1983, Fly Point is an important sanctuary and has a large number of fish, sea sponge gardens, sensitive seagrasses, kelp forests, anemones and soft corals. A colourful sign at the top of the Fly Point stairs illustrates some of the many fish which include blue groupers, octopus, seahorses, butterfly fish and damsel fish.
It is easy to miss Fly Point. If you don’t know that it’s there, you can walk right past it. Keep an eye out for a long set of stairs opposite Neil Carroll Rotary Park which will lead you down to the bay.
Written 26 April 2022
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Wendy D
Newcastle, Australia53 contributions
Jul. 2021
A cafe with great food and variety, friendly staff, magnificent views and native birdlife. great gift shop, beautiffuly preserved historical buildings, scenic walk.
Written 20 July 2021
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dave w
Nowra, Australia754 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Did a night dive here. Loved the soft corals. Nice quiet pace with lots to see underwater. Really enjoyed it and would recommend as dive or snorkel spot
Written 28 May 2021
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia26,056 contributions
May 2021
The visit to the Native Gardens at Fly Point was not a great experience as it was essentially native bush with little or no maintenance. The water side at the point had good views but not outstanding.
Written 25 May 2021
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orinoco72
New South Wales, Australia57 contributions
Dec. 2020
Great spot for seeing local fish and sea creatures , need good swimming-ability as it can be a strong current? Easy to park nearby, lovely beach close by too
Written 5 December 2020
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BernyD
Melbourne, Australia20 contributions
Jan. 2020
Amazing marine life !! Great place to snorkel or scuba dive. Could not get enough of how beautiful this place is
Written 10 February 2020
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Linda M
11 contributions
Jan. 2020
Whilst it's not the barrier reef, there are plenty of large fish, little bits of blue coral and plenty of things to enjoy. It's a safe little cove and it's easy snorkelling for all levels with very easy access.
Written 27 January 2020
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Travelapple
Sydney, Australia176 contributions
Jan. 2020
Fun activity on the early morning high tide. Bring your snorkel and fins and you will see at ton of fish. The more experienced can head out a little further for more variety.
Written 11 January 2020
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LVS Neco
Shellharbour, Australia62 contributions
Dec. 2019 • Family
Great snorkeling spot for beginners nice and close with still plenty to see and a bit further out for the more confident. Lots of different fish species on offer and differing under water landscape. As the title says just do it it's a great experience.
Written 30 December 2019
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Cathie M
Newcastle, Australia2,166 contributions
Dec. 2019 • Couples
We experienced a beautiful night at the Carols overlooking Port Stephens with the most stunning sunset as our backdrop. What a great night singing and mingling for people of all ages with food vans and a visit from Santa! As we are ‘out of towners’ I would definitely recommend doing this if in the area at this time of year!
Written 15 December 2019
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