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Travellers share their favourite crystal clear rock pools at Bushrangers Bay, Kiama

Travellers race to hidden crystal clear rock pools just an hour outside of a major Aussie city – and it’s perfect for spotting a shark (from afar!)

  • Aussie travellers are sharing pictures in Bushrangers Bay, Shellharbour village
  • Incredible rocky aquatic reserve is home to Port Jackson and Grey Nurse sharks
  • It’s less than a two hour’s drive from Sydney’s CBD to find the sheltered spot
  • The reserve has a ‘no take’ rule so there’s no fishing or shell collecting allowed

Sun-loving Aussies chasing the last few weeks of warm weather are flocking to a secluded group of rock pools with crystal clear water perfect for swimming, snorkeling and catching a glimpse of the native marine life.

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

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

Sun-loving Aussies chasing the last few weeks of warm weather are flocking to a secluded group of rock pools with crystal clear water perfect for swimming, snorkeling and catching a glimpse of the native marine life

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

Less than a two hour’s drive from Sydney, the sheltered 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 rock pools 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 rock pools swimming with native fauna

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

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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