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Address: Victoria Parade, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales, Australia

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Great for a Snorkel

This reserve offers the chance to have a quality dive with a lot of marine life. We have seen many fish species and you can hand feed the many bream that follow you around. Also... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Shelly Beach, Australia
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Shelly Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This reserve offers the chance to have a quality dive with a lot of marine life. We have seen many fish species and you can hand feed the many bream that follow you around. Also have seen sea turtles, dolphins and the sponge beds here. Be careful and only snorkel if you are a comptent swimmer and enter the water... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is close to the water and has facilities for a barbeque or a picnic. It has a skateboarding area for the teens and play equipment for the younger kids. You can swim at the beach, it is very tranquil. There is parking close to the beach which is free! There is usually a fair now during the Summer... More 

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Nelson Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am so lucky to live just 800 meters from there. White Sandy Beach, Beautiful Sunsets across the Bay, & Crystal Clear water to swim. There is a Marina with all amenities, food, & shopping just 5 minutes walk away, with a Childrens Playground with shade sails, Picnic Tables with BBQ'S, Adult Gym Stations, Skate Board Park & Shady Parkland... More 

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Thank Harry B
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32 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fly Point is full of natural beauty. The area remains somewhat untouched and each visit is different from the next about what natural wonder you may see. The snorkelling is a favourite activity but their are things for everyone land based and water based.

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Thank Bradley B
Birmingham, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Good secluded cove for snorkelling, lots of fish and octopus. There are sand beds and sea grass areas, bring bread to attract more fish.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Whats not to like about Fly Point - love swimming here my favourite spot and also a lot of other people think so too. Showers and toilets across the road which is good for family and children. Nice sand and shallow water good for young toddlers to play and swim in. Diving and snorkelling is also popular in this area.... More 

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Thank Ballroom54
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

My boyfriend and I wanted to check out the snorkel sites in Port Stephens but the swell on many beaches deterred us the days we were there. Fly point was probably the cruises and snorkel friendly spot. Nice entry points, lots of families around. We drove to get some food at Salamander Bay first and then ate at a bench... More 

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Thank Jess T
Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Hidden along the coastline is perhaps one of the best diving and snorkeling sites in NSW. The variety of marine fauna and flora is extraordinary. Its free entertainment at its best, but you can only swim there at slack high tide. At other times the tide forma s strong rip current and is not safe for swimmers. I always visit... More 

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Thank wnixon
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Great little white sand beach with no waves for families!! Loads of sandcastle making opportunities. Good for swimming and paddle boarding too! Master 5 loved it (as did I) the water was warm, super clear and clean. The sand was nice and white, the parking was reasonable (what you would pay normally at any beach location) - all in all... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Maybe we came at the wrong time of day (or year), but snorkeling was really quite disappointing. Few fish, which you can see anywhere around Sydney beaches anyway (mostly just schools of brim and some rock cods). Very strong current goes around the tip where the sand starts. Some very cold streams contrasted with otherwise warm water, which made swimming... More 

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