Popes Eye (Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park, Local Port of Port Phillip)

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Popes Eye (Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park, Local Port of Port Phillip)

Popes Eye is located about 5km north east of Portsea and is an artificial structure protruding above the water surface. This structure provides a safe anchorage for pleasure craft, it is about 1.5m deep within the ring and drops off to about 10m around the outside.

Popes Eye is a favourite location of experienced and novice divers and snorkellers due to the protection it provides from tidal currents and supports a huge variety of species including colourful reef fish, octopus, featherstars, cuttlefish, seals and gorgonian corals.

This site is an important nesting ground for Australasian Gannets.

How to get there

Popes Eye (Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park, Local Port of Port Phillip)

Need to know

Popes Eye (Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park, Local Port of Port Phillip)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No fishing
  • Speed restrictions apply

Warnings

  • Water hazards
    • Strong currents
    • Rough Surf
    • Shallow water
    • Submerged obstacles
    • Deep water
  • Animals and pests
    • Stingers
    • Sharks
  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery rocks

Be Prepared

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