Brunswick Heads Tours
Julian Rocks: Premier Snorkeling Byron Bay
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Julian Rocks: Premier Snorkeling Byron Bay

By Out of The Blue Adventures
Recommended by 100% of travellers
100% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Cape Byron Marine Park is a 37km stretch of coastline that starts at the Brunswick River in the North and extends to Lennox Head in the South. This protected subtropical habitat supports a biodiverse community of marine life including some threatened and protected species. Nestled within the Marine Park and visible from Main Beach in Byron Bay is Julian Rocks, known locally as ‘Nguthungulli’ (pronounced nuth-un-gully), the Arakwal-Bundjalung word meaning ‘Father of the World’. In Aboriginal Dreamtime, Nguthungulli was the creator of land, water, animals and plants. After he created this beautiful place, he chose to rest in a cave at Julian Rocks. Nguthungulli is a sacred site and has been protected for many decades. Its protection has allowed marine life to thrive in the unspoiled turquoise waters that surround the rock formations.
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Ages 7-95, max of 16 per group
Duration: 2h
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Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Reef Safe Sunscreen
  • Marine Biologist Guide
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Free Parking
What's not included
  • Transfers to and from boarding location


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  • Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour, Brunswick Heads NSW 2483, Australia
    The Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour / Marina is a 20 minute drive north of Byron. Drive north to the Brunswick turn off at Gulgan Road. Take the exit onto Old Pacific Highway. Continue down this road and past the town centre signs looking for the 'boats and seafood' sign to the right.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 66425P11

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
    • Minimum age is 7yrs and must be comfortable in the water and able to swim 200m unassisted
    • Please arrive 30mins prior to your tour departure time for the safety briefing
    • Tour is subject to ocean & weather conditions. Please ensure to enter a valid phone number including country code so that we may contact you with any changes
    • Not recommended for children under 7yrs
    • Must be a competent swimmer and able to swim 200m unassisted as the water is too deep to stand
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 66425P11

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    • 871kathrine
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      Spectacular!
      We had the best time ever! Great day with lots of whales really close to the boat! Big thanks to gabby for the professional and fun tour!
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      Highly recommended whale watching experience
      We had a fantastic trip! From the seating and ponchos provided, to the expert sailing and live marine biologist commentary, it was a wonderful experience. That were many whales to see and we truly enjoyed ourselves. Highly recommended.
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      It’s alway spectacular!
      Another fabulous adventure! We saw so many beautiful whales doing their thing , they really put on a show for us . Every time we go on an Out of the Blue adventure it’s different and each time it’s spectacular and very informative.
      Written 17 June 2024
    • N4305WMgaryn
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      WOW
      WOW. What a day, incredible experience seeing the whales up close. A great boat with fantastic skipper Angus that gets you up close to the whales along with a very knowledgeable guide (sorry I can’t remember her name) makes this a must do at Cape Byron. Photographs just don’t do the experience justice. In the area get this booked, 2 hours of non stop whale watching.
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    • robynn861
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      Whale watching
      Wow what an amazing experience this was. Our guides Emily and Angus were so professional and knowledgeable about the whales and seeing them so close is just life changing. Definitely worth it.
      Written 14 June 2024
    • leschens
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      Awesome experience….so many whales!
      The views were amazing! There were whales everywhere and they even interacted with the boat. Feeling very privileged to have had such an amazing experience. Emily and Angus were the ultimate hosts, impressive knowledge with Emily providing us with detailed information about the whales along the way felt very safe with Angus at the helm too!!
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    • samanthasF6165CP
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      Amazing Experience
      Such an incredible experience! We saw so many Whales & they were coming up so close to the boat. Emily has so much knowledge & Angus was a great captain. Highly recommend
      Written 14 June 2024
    • P4479NWjacquelinew
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      Out of the blue whale adventure
      This is our second time aboard the whale boat and it was just as exceptional as the first Thanks to Dean the pilot for getting us out there and back safely and thank you Gabriel for your information on whales 🐋 I highly recommend that its definately a bucket list of to do's and a few more times 2 awsome day 👌🐳
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    • KateMc13
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      Awesome!!
      This was the best 2 hours ever. If you want to get up close and personal with humpback whales on the east coast of Australia in their natural habitat this is the trip to take. Staff - Angus and Gabriel were professional, knowledgeable and friendly ensuring everyone had a very satisfying experience. Absolutely worth it.
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    • janpunshon
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      Premier Whale Watching
      We had an amazing experience - saw so many whales. Gabby our guide was so full of information about the whales and was a joy to listen to. Angus the boat Captain was also amazing, the boat trip was just beautiful. We were lucky to be returning to Ballina later in the afternoon to see the sun starting to "go down". I absolutely, highly recommend Premier Whale Watching, you will not be disappointed !!
      Written 5 June 2024
    • kathytM4832ZH
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      Whale watching is always fun
      Right from the red weather proof coats, the wild ride through the heads, and the whales and dolphins, a fabulous trip. Gabrielle and Angus gave us an experience to remember. Angus guided the boat expertly and Gabrielle provided informative and responsive commentary. The whales played around us, wow.
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    • Odyssey37832657102
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      Awesome whale adventure
      GAdventures optional tour. Was the most amazing experience perhaps 10 whales breaching the surface. A professional and educated crew on the hump back whales and their habits. Thank you soooooo much!
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    • stephen t
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      Swim with turtles and wobbegong sharks
      Great trip and great people, very informative, helpful and fun. So amazing to see turtles sharks and fish so close, made some great memories.
      Written 9 April 2024
    • petamurray12
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      Underwater Magic in Byron Bay
      Make sure you put this snorkeling trip to Julian Rocks "Nguthungulli" Nature Reserve on your Byron Bay bucket list. An exciting 20-minute boat ride with Out Of The Blue takes you to the dive spot where you will spend the next hour immersed in a unique ocean ecosystem and amazing underwater world. We swam with turtles, spied sharks (the cute kind) including the beautiful Leopard Shark and floated above a majestic white-spotted Eagle Ray while endless schools of curious fish circled us in a kaleidoscope of colours and shapes. Just when we thought the adventure was over and were headed for shore, we passed a pod of playful dolphins back-dropped by the lofty peak of Mount Warning ringed in cloud. With a professional skipper and marine biologists on board, the friendly and knowledgeable crew from Out Of The Blue Adventures make this a truly magic Byron experience. Keep up the incredible work!
      Written 31 March 2024
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      Marine Life - see it while you can!!
      Loved the boat, Out of the Blue Team were enthusiastic guides and the snorkelling was a great way to spend time in a beautiful marine reserve. We took photos with our eyes - sorry can’t share !! Beautiful marine life - iridescent colours - best way to spend time in this pocket of the world.
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    Nicholas O
    Las Vegas, NV39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Couples
    We really enjoyed our morning snorkeling to Julian Rocks with Gabrielle and Angus. The ride out to the snorkeling spot was enjoyable and our guide was excited to show us everything she could while we were in the water.

    We spotted a ray, a turtle, a wobbegong shark, and what felt like a dozen leopard sharks. Of course, we also saw a wide variety of fish, including several schools that swam directly beneath us while we were snorkeling and one that surrounded me while feeding on some plant particles near the surface.

    We wholeheartedly recommend this snorkeling activity.
    Written 29 January 2024
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    Megaposs
    London, UK57 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2023
    Fun, professional, kind, friendly and helpful. You really will see a startling and stunning array of sea life. The boat goes from beautiful Brunswick Heads, so you get a free boat trip as well. The Captain (Dean) was very experienced and really knows his stuff (marine laws, tides, weather). We saw hundreds of species and colours galore. As a mature adult, the trip was easy and actually less taxing than beach swimming. I went with a teenage relative and we both thought it was fabulous.
    Written 13 March 2023
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    Thank you for sharing your fabulous feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you had a fun and enjoyable experience with us. We strive to maintain a professional, friendly, and helpful atmosphere for all our guests and appreciate your positive review and acknowledgment. It's fantastic to hear you witnessed a stunning array of marine life during your tour with us. Our vessel departing from the beautiful Brunswick Heads certainly provides bonus scenery to the tour. We're glad that Captain Dean's experience and expertise added to your overall experience! We're delighted to know that you found the trip easy and less taxing than beach swimming. Thank you for choosing us, we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back for more memorable adventures in the future. Best regards, Out Of The Blue Adventures
    Written 23 May 2023
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    Helscats
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magical experience with my 9 year old son and partner at the rock! The trip started with a fun boat ride and the guide Gabby was friendly and knowledgeable and made us feel at ease :) we saw so many sea creatures - swam with leopard sharks, turtles and manta rays!!! Highly recommend the trip!
    Written 13 March 2024
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    alan r
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2023
    We booked late and there was some mix up but the Captain sorted it all out quickly. I was impressed with the service. We’ll organised and efficient trip. Fun boat trip out to Julian Rocks, loads of fish, leopard sharks and rays. It did seem a little rushed and could have done with a bit more interpretation, but otherwise great few hours, well worth it.
    Written 30 January 2023
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    Hey Alan, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We apologise for any mix-up that occurred due to the late booking, but we're glad to hear that our Captain swiftly resolved the issue. We strive to provide excellent service, and we're pleased that you were impressed with the level of service you received. We appreciate your comment about the trip being well-organised and efficient, and we're delighted that you enjoyed the added bonus of a fun boat trip to Julian Rocks and had the opportunity to witness an abundance of marine life during your tour. We take note of your suggestion regarding our guides interpretation and will consider ways to enhance the experience. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Overall, we're thrilled that you had a great tour with us. Thank you for joining us aboard, we hope to welcome you back for another memorable adventure in the future. Best regards, Out Of The Blue Adventures
    Written 25 May 2023
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    Oihane A
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2023 • Couples
    The whole experience was just perfect. The guide was very informative and knowledgeable. Julian Rocks was beautiful, full of life and not crowded. So much to see!! and so close. The captain was very helpful and friendly. Would definitely recommend it. Can't wait for their whale watching tours!
    Written 2 April 2023
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    Thank you for sharing your positive feedback about your recent experience with us. We're thrilled to hear that your overall experience was nothing short of perfect. It's great to hear that our guide, captain, and the stunning marine life left a lasting impression and added to your overall experience. We strive to provide a welcoming and enjoyable atmosphere for all our guests and we take pride in our team's expertise and their ability to enhance our guests' understanding of the remarkable marine environment. We appreciate your recommendation, we're equally excited about our upcoming whale watching tours and can't wait to share that incredible experience with you. It's bound to be another unforgettable adventure! Once again, thank you for choosing our services and for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. We look forward to welcoming you back and providing you with more exceptional experiences in the future. Warm regards, Out Of The Blue Adventures
    Written 23 May 2023
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    Barbara M
    Alstonville, Australia5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2023 • Friends
    What a wonderful morning ... snorkelling at Julian Rocks - clear water - saw turtles, so many species of fish, numerous docile leopard sharks, large wobbegongs, bull rays, and to top it off, a breaching eagle ray! We were looked after from start to finish - our skipper was skilled and friendly, and so were our marine biologists - both accompanied us in the water keeping us safe, and giving us information on our beautiful sea life below - what an incredible ecosystem ... we must all do 'our bit' in protecting our precious environment - thank you so much and highly recommended ... Barb
    Written 11 April 2023
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    Hi Barb, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful experience snorkeling at Julian Rocks. We're thrilled to hear that you had such an amazing morning exploring the clear waters and encountered an abundant variety of marine life. Julian Rocks indeed boasts an incredible ecosystem that never fails to mesmerise visitors. We're delighted that our team provided excellent care throughout your tour, ensuring your safety while enriching your experience with valuable insights about the captivating marine world beneath the surface. It's great to hear that they went above and beyond to make your adventure memorable. Your appreciation for our precious environment and the call to protect it is truly commendable. We wholeheartedly agree that each of us has a role to play in preserving and safeguarding this remarkable ecosystem. Your support and recognition mean a lot to us. Once again, thank you for choosing our snorkeling experience and for highly recommending us. We hope to welcome you back in the future for more unforgettable moments in the natural wonders of Julian Rocks. Warm regards, Out Of The Blue Adventures
    Written 23 May 2023
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    kElliE S
    Bali, Indonesia11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2024 • Solo
    What an amazing experience… the Skipper and Marine Biologist, their professionalism and knowledge made this experience absolutelty outstanding… marine life was like no other… equipment supplied was in excellent condition… definite value for $ … 💯 will definitly be back…
    Written 2 April 2024
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    lllindalu
    Sydney, Australia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2023
    Had a great time even on a slightly cloudy day. Still saw lots of marine life and the staff gave us fun facts about the seal life as we spotted them!
    Written 30 March 2023
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    Hi Linda, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We're thrilled to hear that you had a great time, even on a slightly cloudy day. It's fantastic to know that the weather didn't hinder your experience, and you still had the opportunity to see lots of marine life! Our team takes pride in providing not only an enjoyable experience but also informative insights. We're glad that our staff shared fun facts about the marine species as you spotted them. We believe learning about the marine ecosystem adds an extra layer of appreciation to the beauty and wonders of the ocean. We're grateful for your visit and your positive review. Thank you for choosing our experience, and we hope to welcome you aboard in the future for more memorable encounters. Best regards, Out Of The Blue Adventures
    Written 23 May 2023
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    MicheB789
    Sydney, Australia3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2023 • Family
    Absolutely amazing stunning beautiful! Thanks to Gab and Dean. You’re knowledge and service was absolute tops!!
    Written 20 March 2023
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    Hi there, Thank you for your kind words! We're pleased to hear that you found your experience absolutely amazing. We appreciate your recognition of Gabby and Dean for their top-notch knowledge and service. Your feedback means a lot to us, and we're grateful for the opportunity to have welcomed you aboard. Warm regards, Out Of The Blue Adventures
    Written 23 May 2023
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    999Lori_F2017
    Florida5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2023
    Great experience! The captain handled the boat amazingly going out of the inlet. The equipment was good and the crew was informative, friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend Out of the Blue Adventures.
    Written 5 March 2023
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    Hi there, We're very pleased to hear that you had a great snorkeling experience with us! Thank you for your recognition of our equipment and Crew, and for recommending Out Of The Blue Adventures . We truly appreciate your support and hope to welcome you aboard for more memorable experiences in the future! Best regards, Out Of The Blue Adventures
    Written 24 May 2023
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