Travellers call the stunning Bushranger's Bay one of the best snorkelling spots in New South Wales

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A hidden paradise: This stunning beach with crystal clear rock pools is named the BEST snorkelling spot in Australia – and it’s just outside a major city

  • Travellers have dubbed an incredible beach as the best snorkelling spot in NSW
  • Bushrangers Bay is near Shellharbour Village less than two hours from Sydney
  • Visitors are capturing stunning snaps of the rock pools’ crystal clear waters
  • The reserve is home to  an array of reef sharks, rays, fish, invertebrates and coral

Adventurous Aussies are flocking to a secluded beach with crystal clear rock pools perfect for swimming, snorkelling and catching a glimpse of the native marine life. 

Bushrangers Bay is a rocky aquatic reserve just south of Shellharbour village and is said to be one of the best diving and snorkelling spots in New South Wales.

Less than a two hour’s drive from Sydney, the sheltered site is the perfect day trip escape for nature lovers. 

Ocean lovers have called Bushranger's Bay one of the best snorkelling and diving spots in New South Wales for its crystal clear rock pools

Ocean lovers have called Bushranger’s Bay one of the best snorkelling and diving spots in New South Wales for its crystal clear rock pools

Bushrangers Bay is a rocky aquatic reserve just south of Shellharbour village less than a two hours from Sydney

Bushrangers Bay is a rocky aquatic reserve just south of Shellharbour village less than a two hours from Sydney

Tourists to the area have been capturing incredible snaps of the rugged coastline's glass-clear turquoise waters that jut out from the rocky shore

The sheltered snorkelling and swimming site is the perfect day trip escape for nature lovers

The sheltered snorkelling and swimming site is the perfect day trip escape for nature lovers

Tourists to the area have been capturing incredible snaps of the rugged coastline’s glass-clear turquoise waters that jut out from the rocky shore. 

Visitors have called Bushranger Bay a ‘true treasure’ for its incredible rockpools swimming with native fauna.

‘Beautiful doesn’t do the place justice. Some of the most amazing snorkelling on the south coast. Plenty of aquatic life and crayfish to be seen,’ one person wrote while another simply called the spectacular beach a ‘hidden gem’. 

Some lucky beachgoers may spot the resident Port Jackson or Grey Nurse sharks, rays, fish, invertebrates and coral in the shallows or the whales and seals further offshore. 

Visitors have called Bushranger Bay a'true treasure' for its incredible rockpools swimming with native fauna

Visitors have called Bushranger Bay a ‘true treasure’ for its incredible rockpools swimming with native fauna

'Beautiful doesn't do the place justice. Some of the most amazing snorkelling on the South Coast. Plenty of aquatic life and crayfish to be seen,' one person wrote

‘Beautiful doesn’t do the place justice. Some of the most amazing snorkelling on the South Coast. Plenty of aquatic life and crayfish to be seen,’ one person wrote

Some lucky beachgoers may spot the resident Port Jackson or Grey Nurse sharks, rays, fish, invertebrates and coral in the shallows or the whales and seals further offshore

Some lucky beachgoers may spot the resident Port Jackson or Grey Nurse sharks, rays, fish, invertebrates and coral in the shallows or the whales and seals further offshore

The reserve has a'no take' rule so there's no fishing or shell collecting allowed and touching the delicate coral is prohibited as they can break easily

The reserve has a ‘no take’ rule so there’s no fishing or shell collecting allowed and touching the delicate coral is prohibited as they can break easily

Adventurers can also explore the Bushrangers Bay reserve’s nearby walking trails through the lush forest and site seeing spots to take in the picturesque views of the stunning coastline.  

The reserve has a ‘no take’ rule so there’s no fishing or shell collecting allowed and touching the delicate coral is prohibited as they can break easily. 

Visitors are also advised to wear proper shoes as the rocky shore can sharp and difficult to walk on in some places. 

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