Rock pools in Australia – Our favorites
All around Australia you will find natural pools created by the formation of rocks along the shoreline. On Instagram, it has become a thing to hunt for these “rock pools”, which is a pretty fun adventure. In this guide we will show you our top 10 favorite rock pools in Australia.
Rockpool hunting in Australia became one of our favorite things to do while living on the road. Some of them have crystal clear water and all you want to do is just to jump in, BUT it can also be very dangerous and we want to urge you to take precaution if you decide to jump in. It can be slippery and there can be huge swells. Look for warning signs and obey them. Always be careful, check the tide (we used this app), and only jump in if conditions permit, take 15 minutes to watch the waves and swells to see if it’s safe enough. Otherwise don’t do it, it’s not worth it no matter how blue the water is.
The best time to go rock pool hunting is during a nice summer day with warm temperatures and sunny skies for those blue colors to pop on pictures. Our experience is that the water in the rock pools often is freezing!
Our 10 favourite rock pools in Australia
1. Cape Bridgewater – Victoria
2. Greenly Beach Twin pools – South Australia
3. Rottnest island – Western Australia
4. Dampier Peninsula – Western Australia
5. Margaret river – Western Australia
6. Broome – Western Australia
7. Point Quobba – Western Australia
8. Greenly beach 2 – South Australia
9. Talia caves – South Australia
10. Injidup Bay (secret pool, not the regular one) – Western Australia
Due to the risks involved in getting to some of these rock pools, we have decided not to put the exact locations for them, we might write a guide how to find the rock pool for you to purchase including things you need to think of before going because it can be really dangerous. Would you be interested? Leave us a comment or send us an email!