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Fly Point

#10 of 20 things to do in Nelson Bay Features Animals
Victoria Parade, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales, Australia
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We read all the great reviews for snorkeling at Fly Point. No one mentioned that it is totally... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ally G
Auburn, California
via mobile
Nice views, perfect for a picnic

A great, well maintained open space with lovely views over the bay. Its a perfect place for a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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Victoria Parade, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We read all the great reviews for snorkeling at Fly Point. No one mentioned that it is totally dependent on the tides. When we were in Nelson Bay - the tides for optimal snorkeling are at 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM. We rented snorkel gear...More

Thank Ally G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great, well maintained open space with lovely views over the bay. Its a perfect place for a picnic or just taking in the view. Check out the board telling the local history.

Thank Stevejomac
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful Fish sanctuary located here, great for divers and snorkelling. Sea dragons are found here!

Thank Nicole M
Reviewed 1 May 2017

You could be anywhere in the world, Fly Point has beautiful crystal clear water for swimming, a white sandy beach to walk, play or just soak up the suns rays. You certainly can loose yourself here while lying and relaxing watching the children play in...More

Thank Dyandee1
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Great snorkelling spot.. be sure to check you sonorkel on the high tide.. masses of fish,, clear water and dolphins swimming past to,top it off

1  Thank Maxine H
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Trudie from First Feet Dive Shop was my guide for a beautiful dive on a Monday morning. The marine life was varied and prolific and it is a very easy to reach location. Great for snorkelling - but go just before high tide for safety...More

2  Thank PatsyBourke
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This reserve offers the chance to have a quality dive with a lot of marine life. We have seen many fish species and you can hand feed the many bream that follow you around. Also have seen sea turtles, dolphins and the sponge beds here....More

1  Thank holidays2407
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This park is close to the water and has facilities for a barbeque or a picnic. It has a skateboarding area for the teens and play equipment for the younger kids. You can swim at the beach, it is very tranquil. There is parking close...More

1  Thank eagoratsios
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

I am so lucky to live just 800 meters from there. White Sandy Beach, Beautiful Sunsets across the Bay, & Crystal Clear water to swim. There is a Marina with all amenities, food, & shopping just 5 minutes walk away, with a Childrens Playground with...More

Thank Harry B
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Fly Point is full of natural beauty. The area remains somewhat untouched and each visit is different from the next about what natural wonder you may see. The snorkelling is a favourite activity but their are things for everyone land based and water based.

Thank Bradley B
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My family experienced snorkeling in the Caribbean a few years ago and loved it. We are coming to Newcastle in December and I am looking for good spots to take them snorkeling. Ones where it is safe and lots to see. What do you suggest? Thanking You In Advance, Chris
10 October 2015|
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Response from KenShadler | Reviewed this property |
We have a great spot at Nelson Bay called FLY POINT. (about 55K's from Newcastle) It is great for snorkelling & diving, with a lot of people using it. Probably best on high tide, & don't go to wide as there are currents. It... More
Hi I was wondering what we would need to bring, and if we need any sort of experience or gear for snorkeling.
25 December 2014|
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Response from Ken2234 | Reviewed this property |
At Fly Point, we found waterproof shoes necessary either surf sandals or at least rubber thongs to get you into the water as it is quite rocky around the entry point at the bottom of the stairs from the car park. Although... More