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Snorkeling in The Steps, Kurnell, New South Wales Australia

Maximum Depth:
14m/45.9ft
Kurnell is a suburb in southern Sydney, at about 22 km/14 mi in the south of Sydney's CBD (Central Business District). Kurnell is on the southern headland of Botany Bay, just opposite the suburb of La Perouse. Kurnell boasts some of Sydney’s top dive sites.

The Steps is considered to be a great shore dive spot and it is very popular among divers, snorkelers and fishermen. The marine life is abundant with lots of weedy sea dragons, giant cuttlefish, octopus, moray eel, blue groper, eagle rays, Port Jackson shark, nudibranch, yellowtail and cat fish to name just a few. The average depth here is at 9 m/29.5 ft and the maximum depth is at 14 m/45.9 ft.

Visibility is generally considered to be good and the best time to snorkel is on an incoming 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. It is a crowded spot, especially during weekends.

Last but not least, The Steps is located in the Kurnell National Park. You are required to pay an entry fee to the park.

Note: be careful of other snorkelers, divers and fishing lines.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Sydney
37.4km/23.4mi, 40mins
Head north on George St towards Angel Pl. Turn right onto Bridge St. Turn right into Macquarie St. Join Metroad 1 via the ramp to Wollongong / Canberra / Eastern Suburbs / Airport. Take the exit on the right Metroad 1 to Rockdale / Wollongong. Slight left at General Holmes Drive / Metroad 1. Continue to follow the Metroad 1. Continue to The Grand Parade (signs for Cronulla / Miranda). Continue to Sandringham St. Turn left on Rocky Point Rd. Continue to Taren Point Rd. Turn left at Captain Cook Drive. Go through 4 roundabouts.At the roundabout, continue straight to stay on the street Captain Cook Drive. Turn left to stay on Captain Cook Drive.
BY AIR
Sydney airport,
26km/16.3miles 35mins drive
BY TRAIN

For train information go to Sydney Trains.

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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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