Erscott’s Hole

National Parks and Reserves

Home to 500 fish species and 90 species of coral, Lord Howe’s snorkelling is second to none.

A luxuriant garden of staghorn coral dominates the iconic snorkelling destination that is Erscott’s Hole, a natural wonder within a protected intertidal groyne. Snorkelers can get up close to tame fish conditioned to daily visits by glass bottom boats.

See amazing double-header wrasse and the chameleon-like blue fish, which can change its body colour from dark green to sky blue in a matter of seconds, are common sightings.

Facilities

International Nature & Wildlife Scuba Diving Snorkelling

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