Encounter Marine Park offers some of Australia’s best-preserved ocean wilderness, from amazing dive sites, spectacular reefs to vitally important fish breeding and shelter areas.
View a simple recreation map for this marine park. (471kb pdf)
View the detailed zoning map for this marine park. (1.67mb pdf)
Stretching from the base of the Fleurieu Peninsula to the north-eastern coast of Kangaroo Island and the Coorong, the park provides plenty of opportunities to enjoy the diverse marine life, including one of the state’s best dive sites, Aldinga Reef, and popular surf breaks along the coast.
Fishing from boat and beach is also popular within the park, and you can cast your line in the Bay of Shoals and Pelican Lagoon to catch everything from salmon to squid.
Remember to watch out for the leafy sea dragons, the Australia sea lion colony on Page Islands, and the southern right whales that visit the region each spring to breed.
Access to the Encounter Marine Park is from Port Noarlunga, Aldinga, Rapid Bay, Cape Jervis, Victor Harbor, Port Elliot, Bashams Beach, Antechamber Bay, Penneshaw, American River and Kingscote. You can also visit the park via the Deep Creek Conservation Park and the Coorong National Park.