Exploring Australia’s magnificent water landscapes can become a life-long addiction if you know where to start. Many locals often forget we have some of the most beautiful white and blue crystalline destinations under our very nose. To cater to our wanderlust and finesse our bucket list itineraries, we teamed up with the outdoor adventure experts at OZtrail to help us list the top water laneways to explore before you die.
Hinchinbrook Island, Queensland
With a reputation as the best snorkelling destination in Australia, why rock the boat? Adjust your straps and set your fins for a journey through untouched coral crevices at the Great Barrier Reef’s largest National Park.
Rottnest Island, Western Australia
Located just 19 kilometres off the coast of Perth, this island paradise is one for the bucket list. With jaw-dropping scenery, 63 beaches and 20 bays to snorkel and swim, Rottnest Island offers a diverse experience with every paddle.
Lawn Hill Gorge, Queensland
Lawn Hill Gorge stems from a number of freshwater springs, bordered with sandstone cliffs and lush vegetation. Experience the tranquillity by wading through the transparent waters by foot – just make sure you remember your neoprene shoes! .
Mushroom Reef, Victoria
Formed from ancient basalt, at low-tide you will be mesmerised by the shallow rock pools and reefs sheltering marine life. The only way to truly explore the sanctuary’s beautiful rock platforms is beneath the sea with snorkels.
Trigg Beach, Western Australia
The swell alone is a good time. Trigg Beach is well protected, allowing both adults and kids to paddle its turquoise waters. Whether you’re a surfer or use a surf tube to track the break, the low wave-washed inlet should be on your surf bucket list.
The Bogey Hole, New South Wales
Calling all adventurers, this heritage-listed corner of Australia is a one of a kind oceanfront laneway. Pack all the essentials into a daypack and follow the winding staircase to a real time bath in the ocean.
Whether you’re an avid adventurer or first time explorer, there’s always a new outdoor laneway yet to be explored. Choose your next bucket list adventure and equip yourself with the right tips and equipment to prepare with the outdoor adventure experts at OZtrail.com.au.