Salmon Bay is the most beautiful spot to snorkel on Rottnest Island. We got there at 9am so there was nobody else around; it looked like a secluded paradise.
The water there was so clear and calm that just a few metres into the water you could see all the coral and fish. We spent hours in the water, there was plenty to discover. I really didn’t expect so much colourful fish and coral because we were so close to the beach. It was really magical.
Even though the water was fairly cool, we didn’t even notice because there was so much to see and look at. At one point we looked up and realised we had drifted further away from the beach. The further you go, the bigger the fish are.
Read Sebastian Hartog's pilgrimage to the island named after his ancestor. "What we found on Dirk Hartog Island was some of the most raw scenic landscapes I have ever seen. It is literally bay after bay of postcard quality at every corner".
Fleur Bainger is a freelance travel and food journalist. She lives in the inner-city village of Leederville, which she loves for its wide open spaces, hip cafes and boutique clothing shops. Here she shares her local tips if you've got three days to spend in Perth.