Trails: Snorkel

Parker Point is the Top Trail for snorkellers, but another great option on Rottnest Island is the trail at Little Salmon Bay which joins thirteen underwater wrecks. Plaques are also on location at Kingstown Reef with many other reefs around the Island offering great viewing opportunities.

South of Perth, the Cape Peron Snorkel Trail near Rockingham is a great way to experience the underwater wonders of the Marine Park. A series of plinths on the seafloor mounted with interpretive signs will help you to explore a complex and diverse reef community. 

In the North, you can’t go past the pristine waters of Shark Bay and the Ningaloo Reef which is famous for the magnificent Whale Sharks and the dolphins at Monkey Mia.

For more information and safety tips for a safe and enjoyable experience visit the Department of Parks and Wildlife website.

Please take care when snorkelling and diving around coral as it is easily damaged and may take many years to recover.

Snorkelling on Rottnest Island.

Photo Credit: Tourism WA

Snorkel Trails in Western Australia

Trail Name Top Trail Rating Region Time Length Difficulty
Coral Bay Kayak Trail Coral Coast Half day (Loop) 2km Easy
Jurien Bay Underwater Interpretive Snorkel and Dive Trail This is a Top Trail Coral Coast 1-3 hours (Loop) 0.1km Easy
Parker Point Snorkel Trail, Rottnest Island This is a Top Trail Perth 1-3 hours (Loop) .2km Easy
Shark Bay Kayak Trail, Denham Coral Coast Multiple day 90km Difficult
Shoalwater Islands Marine Park Paddle Perth Half day (Loop) 8km Moderate