Located in Tasmania, not far from Hobart, the Tinderbox Marine Nature Reserve is ideal for snorkelers and scuba divers. The site is home to more than 30 species of seaweeds, and its abundant plant life provides habitats for a large assortment of marine life.
Swimming and boating are allowed in the reserve, and along with numerous types of fish, visitors may catch sight of sea dragons, urchins and sea-stars. Octopus, squid, shrimp and crabs also call the Tinderbox Marine Reserve home, so visitors are asked to leave the wildlife as is and to use care to protect the environment.
The Tinderbox Marine Nature Preserve is an easy 45-minute drive from Hobart. The best time of the year to visit is usually during summer and autumn.