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Snorkeling in Balmoral Beach, Mosman, New South Wales Australia

Maximum Depth:
5m/16.4ft
Balmoral is an urban locality in the suburb of Mosman, at about 8 km/5 mi in the north-east of Sydney's CBD. Balmoral beach lies on the northern side of Sydney Harbor and provides with a number of local facilities, restaurants and cafes. It also offers a plethora of activities, such as surfing, sailing, diving and snorkeling.

It is a popular dive site amongst photographers, due to the abundant marine life. It is appropriate for novice or advanced snorkelers alike and it can be dived all year long. It is recommended to enter at the southern corner, dive around the shark net and follow it until you reach the shore on the opposite side.

Balmoral beach boasts a wide range of sea life – seahorse colony, cuttlefish, crabs, leatherjacket, pipefish, small octopus, yellowtail, old wives, bream and goatfish.

The maximum depth here is at 5 m/16.4 ft and visibility is pretty good during high tide. Water temperature is up to 21°C/69.8°F in summer and early autumn months and between 14-18°C/57.2-64.4°F in winter. The spot is protected from the ocean swell by Middle head, which makes it safe and easy for snorkelers.

Last but not least, it is also an excellent night dive, as many of the inhabitants of the bathing nets are nocturnal.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Sydney
9.5km/5.1mi, 16mins
Head north on George St towards Angel Pl. Turn left into Grosvenor St. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Harbour Bridge and enter the Bradfield Hwy. Open strofidexia to stay on Bradfield Hwy. Continue to Warringah Freeway / Metroad 1. Take exit Ernest Street in Crows Nest / Manly. Turn right into Ernest St. Slight left to stay on Ernest St. Take the first right onto Merlin St. Take the first left onto Military Rd / Metroad 10 Continue to follow the Metroad 10. Turn right onto Military Rd.Turn left into Mandolong Rd. Turn left to stay on Mandolong Rd. Turn right onto The Esplanade
BY AIR
Sydney airport,
22km/13.1miles 35mins drive

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BOOKING REQUEST
Rafting & Outdoor activities, Queensland
/ Australia, Queensland, Tully River

Summer/Autumn 2016-2017

Asia/Oceania

December – AUSTRALIA

River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Tully River.

Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.

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