Five reasons this is one of Australia’s top snorkelling spots
If snorkelling with the marine life of the Great Barrier Reef is on your bucket list, you may want to book a trip to Daydream Island immediately. Located in the Whitsundays, Daydream Island is one of the most naturally beautiful islands in Australia with white coral beaches and turquoise seas. The island is also a snorkeller’s paradise.
John Gaskell, Manager of Daydream Island’s Living Reef attraction, and resident marine biologist, said the waters surrounding the island were teeming with fish and coral. “The diversity of fish and corals found around Daydream Island is comparable to even the most dense parts of the Great Barrier Reef,” he said. The coral reefs, particularly those around popular Lovers Cove, allow people to snorkel in a safe environment that boast many of the region’s marine wonders. Here are five great reasons you should snorkel at Daydream Island:
The island is easily accessible to travellers and is only a 30-minute ferry trip from the Great Barrier Reef Airport on Hamilton Island (which has direct flights daily to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Cairns). Travellers can also fly to the Whitsunday Coast Airport in Proserpine on the mainland. From the airport, there is a 30-minute transfer to the Abel Point Marina in Airlie Beach, where a connecting ferry transfers guests to Daydream in 30 minutes. Once you get to the island, you can immediately go snorkelling off one of the island’s most popular locations, Lovers Cove.
You can see Nemo’s Cousin:
Ever since the Disney movie, Finding Nemo, children and adults alike have been fascinated by the striking orange Clownfish or ‘Nemo’. At Daydream Island, snorkellers can see Nemo’s cousin, the gorgeous Red-And-Black Anemonefish.