Port Noarlunga Reef Dive Trail

Start PointPort Noarlunga Jetty, Port Noarlunga, SA
End PointPort Noarlunga Jetty, Port Noarlunga, SA
Distance.80km

This trail is part of the Port Noarlunga Reef Aquatic Reserve and was established in 1994 to increase understanding and enjoyment of the marine environment. Port Noarlunga Reef Aquatic Reserve is South Australia’s most intensively used and best known aquatic reserve, with more than 170 000 visitors each year involved in a wide range of aquatic activities.

This unique area is home to more than 200 species of marine plants and animals, and more than 50 species of fish. Port Noarlunga Reef provides an easy access point for scuba divers and snorkelers to view and experience a temperate reef system. It is also a focus for scuba diving training in South Australia and over a thousand divers visit the reef each summer.

The underwater trail consists of 12 underwater markers containing information about the reef and what you can see. 7 markers are placed on the inside (beach side) of the reef, number 8 is in the “Gap” and 4 further markers can be viewed on the outside (sea side) of the reef.

The best access to the reef is via the 3rd set of steps (furthest from shore) along the jetty. As the jetty is approximately 300m long a trolley is recommended for Scuba Divers to carry your equipment. Take a lock to secure your trolley on the Jetty!

Download the Noarlunga Reef (PDF) here.

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