The calm waters of the lagoon are ideal for kids. Paddle at the edge or snorkel above colourful corals just metres from the shore.
Hire snorkeling gear from the dive shops or at Ned’s Beach use the masks, fins, and snorkels stored there for the cost of a contribution to the ‘honesty box’.
Body surf at Blinky Beach, or swim in the open ocean at Ned’s Beach.
- The Lord Howe Island waters are home to an astounding 500 species of fish and 90 coral species.
- A State Marine Park was declared in 1998 and a Commonwealth Marine Park in 1999 – this is the world’s cleanest and clearest ocean: it’s like swimming in an aquarium!
- The sparkling lagoon is protected by the world’s southern-most coral reef, creating a spectacular line of white surf against a blue backdrop of the South Pacific Ocean