Point Lonsdale Kelp Forest

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Ideal For Snorkelling Inside Port Phillip Marine Park - No Fishing Open Water Rated Reef Dive Site

Point Lonsdale Kelp Forest
Point Lonsdale Kelp Forest
© Phil Watson

Depth: 3 metres (9.8 feet) to 5 metres (16 feet)

The Point Lonsdale Kelp Forest grows along the edge of Shark Gutter and extends around towards the Lonsdale Jetty. You need calm conditions, and even then you need to be looking out for currents that can eddy through and around the area at peak tide flows.

See WillyWeather as a guide for the tide times and the height of the tide.

This site lies in the Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park. The park is made up of six separate marine areas around the southern end of Port Phillip: Swan Bay, Mud Islands, Point Lonsdale, Point Nepean, Popes Eye, and Portsea Hole.

See also, Parks Victoria: Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park,
Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park - Map (PDF 1.4 MB),
Divers Guide - Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park (Adobe PDF | 7.72 MB), and
Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park Identification Booklet (Adobe PDF | 16.34 MB).

Latitude: 38° 17.578′ S   (38.292968° S / 38° 17′ 34.68″ S)
Longitude: 144° 36.973′ E   (144.616213° E / 144° 36′ 58.37″ E)

Datum: WGS84 | Google Map
Added: 2012-07-22 01:00:00 GMT, Last updated: 2019-06-01 02:34:33 GMT
Source: Google Earth
Nearest Neighbour: Point Lonsdale Jetty, 148 m, bearing 358°, N
Depth: 3 to 5 m.

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