Port Noarlunga Jetty access

Update November 2018: The old stairs at the end of the jetty were torn off in the recent November storms, and are now lying in the water next to the jetty.

The Port Noarlunga Reef Aquatic Reserve isone of the most popular dive and snorkeling sites in the state. It is home to Port Jackson shark aggregations as well as a wide variety of marine life. It is used for dive training, night dives, and is one of the sites regularly monitored by ReefWatch SA for the health of habitat, fish and invertebrate populations.

The stairs at the end of the jetty were often crowded with divers, snorkelers and swimmers of all ages. The middle stairs are more difficult to use and cannot be used for exiting the water at low tide. The jetty is managed by the District Council of Onkaparinga.

SDFSA is working with the Council on proposals to rebuild the stairs at the end of the jetty to accommodate the growing number of users. Onkaparinga Council has set aside $300,000 for the project.

No work is planned for the foreseeable future to extend the middle stairs to allow safer entry and exits for divers and snorkelers.