Bushrangers Bay Aquatic Reserve is located within Bass Point Reserve, just south of Shellharbour Village.

Known as an excellent sheltered site for snorkelling and scuba diving, with an inner and outer bay. The four-hectare aquatic reserve protects abundant plant and sea life.

The intertidal rock pools are home for many invertebrates. One of the most striking features within the reserve is a cliff shaped like an amphitheatre. In 10 metres of water, the cliffs are six metres high and contain hundreds of small cavities, which are home to sea urchins and tropical fish.

This is a protected area which means your are not permitted to fish by any method. Within the reserve, divers and snorkellers are requested not to touch the soft corals as they break off easily. Fishing or destroying marine life, including removing empty shells, is not permitted within the reserve.

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Bass Point Tourist Road, Shell Cove

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