Nestled between Coogee and Clovelly, Gordons is a secluded oasis only accessible by the small boardwalk entry. The small beach forms a part of the Bronte-Coogee aquatic reserve and is home to one of Sydney's only underwater nature trail's. This self guided scuba/snorkelling adventure is like an underwater bushwalking track with concrete drums linked by a metal chain forming a 600-metre trail, with information displayed on steel plaques.
When I first jumped in I was met with a wave of human rubbish and natural flotsam - unfortunately, this is what had deterred me every other time I had come to Gordons Bay.
However, a friend had advised me to persevere and make it about 50 metres out and sure enough, visibility cleared right up.
In fact the further I went the more I found.
|From a lonely Smooth Toadfish|
|A well lit Silver Sweep|
|Some colourful Juvenile Southern Maori Wrasse.|
|A few Indo-Pacific Sergeant's|
|I even scared a school of toadies|
|Common Stingaree's were lurking everywhere|
- Usually pretty empty
- Great variety of fish due to marine park
- Close to Clovelly so can hit both within a few hours
- Not much parking
- Can be very dirty with poor visibility