Are there sharks at Julian Rocks?
These sharks are spectacular to dive with and can be seen in huge numbers along the deeper sand trenches around Julian Rocks. At the peak of Grey Nurse Shark season, it is not unusual to be surrounded by up to 20 of the endangered sharks.
What can you see at Julian Rocks?
An underwater swim through reaching a depth of 21 metres, home to grey nurse sharks, big moray eels, blue groupers, wobbegongs and other large fish. A mass of huge rock outcrops and small cave located on the south-east end of Julian Rocks. Depths of 25 metres, you can see turtles, grey nurse sharks, cod and rays.
Is Julian Rocks safe?
Julian Rocks Marine Sanctuary is rated as one of the best dive sites in Australia. “Nguthungulli” the local Arakwal name for this incredible place, offers protected safe and shallow waters perfect for snorkelling and freediving.
When to dive Julian Rocks?
Visibility is usually good all year round and the water temperature ranges in between 18 degrees in winter and up to 25 degrees in summer. There can be current flowing around the rock at times. Due to the presence of shallower sites, Julian Rocks is suitable for snorkelling and introductory diving as well.
Why are Julian Rocks called Julian Rocks?
Only the back and the front of the boat stuck out of the water, creating a rock formation just 2.5 km off shore. Named by Captain Cook in 1776, Julian Rocks in Byron Bay consists of ancient sedimentary rock, remains of a volcanic eruption more than 20 million years ago.
How was Julian rocks formed?
According to a story from the Bundjalung people a jealous husband threw his spear at the canoe of his wife and her lover. The canoe broke in two and sank to the bottom of the ocean. Only the back and the front of the boat stuck out of the water, creating a rock formation just 2.5 km off shore.