Garden Route is a popular stretch of the south-eastern coastline of South Africa. It is sand-witched between the Indian Ocean and the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma Mountains. It has a mild oceanic climate with mild to warm summers and mild to cool winters and considered second mildest climate after Hawaii according to the Guinness Book of Records.
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Snorkeling in Coogee Beach, Coogee, New South Wales Australia
Coogee beach nestles among sandstone headlands and it is protected from the heavy waves coming from Wedding Cake Island. At the north side of the beach lie the rocks which attract snorkeling enthusiasts. The maximum depth is 19 m/62.3 ft.
Visibility rate is good enough, around 10 m/32 ft and it can be dived in calm weather and not after rain. 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.
Expect to see giant cuttlefish, blue groper and plenty of schooling fish. The Weedy Sea Dragon is a sea horse which can only be found in NSW waters. There are plenty of accommodation options to suit every taste and for every budget.
Finally, visitors can enjoy coastal walks and the magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean and the Wedding Cake Island in one of the many cafes and restaurants on the streets around the beach. Note: it is crowded during weekends, so be patient.
Relevant activites based in Australia
December – AUSTRALIA
River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Tully River.
Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.