Jawbone Marine Sanctuary (Jawbone Marine Sanctuary, Local Port of Port Phillip)

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Jawbone Marine Sanctuary (Jawbone Marine Sanctuary, Local Port of Port Phillip)

Jawbone Marine Sanctuary is located in Williamstown and protects 30ha of coastal waters. This forgotten and unspoilt place is now considered a haven for coastal and marine life right next to Melbourne.

There are many pleasant ways to enjoy this tranquil sanctuary, such as snorkelling over the wide variety of habitat that includes seagrasses, boulders and local kept forests.

Take time out to view the rockpools, or watch the tide come in from the boardwalk. Discover from on-site interpretation how the mangroves and saltmarshes survive in the challenging environment.

There are excellent bird watching opportunities from the boardwalk at the Jawbone and nearby hides.

All visitors should keep to access tracks and pathways and only enter the water from points close to the tracks or outside the reserve.

How to get there

Jawbone Marine Sanctuary (Jawbone Marine Sanctuary, Local Port of Port Phillip)

Need to know

Jawbone Marine Sanctuary (Jawbone Marine Sanctuary, Local Port of Port Phillip)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No fishing
  • Boating zones apply

Warnings

  • Animals and pests
    • Stingers
    • Snakes
    • Sharks
  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery surface
    • Slippery rocks
  • Water hazards
    • Shallow water
    • Deep water

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.
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