Conditions of entry to the reserve apply.
Central Coast Tourism are the official booking agent for the Ex-HMAS Adelaide dive site and manage bookings for permits and moorings. Bookings can be made either online, over the phone or in person.
Permits are $18 per person, per day and are a requirement to enter the reserve. Mooring bookings are for 2-hour timeslots, deigned to accommodate one dive on the site comfortably per booking. The mooring fees are as follows:
Timeslots have been set to allow a safe and comfortable diving experience.
Dive tours can be booked through commercial operators servicing this dive site location. Alternatively dive clubs and independent, experienced divers, may choose to book a club or public mooring.
If booking through a commercial operator, you should note the following:
Option 1 - Book a dive tour with one of the two commercial dive operators with an exclusive mooring:
Option 2 - Book a dive tour with a Commercial Dive Tour Operator servicing this dive site who has booked and paid for a casual commercial mooring through Central Coast Tourism. Talk to your dive operator about obtaining your permit.
Option 3 - Book a timeslot with a 'Public' Mooring or ‘Club’ Mooring, and dive permit through Central Coast Tourism and use a private vessel to access the reserve .
Online: Through the Central Coast Tourism website using their 24-hour online booking system.
Telephone: Telephone bookings can be made via +61 2 4343 4444 or toll free 1300 132 975 and you can speak to the Central Coast Tourism Sales and Information team to secure your mooring and/or daily permit.
In Person: You can organise your booking over the counter at one of Central Coast Tourism’s three Visitor Information Centres:
Kariong Visitor Information Centre
52 The Avenue, Mt Penang Parklands, Kariong NSW 2250
Open: Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
Gosford Visitor Information Centre
200 Mann Street, Gosford NSW 2250
Open: Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 4.00 pm
Saturday 9.30am to 1.30pm Closed Sunday
The Entrance Visitor Information Centre
Memorial Park, Marine Parade, The Entrance NSW 2261
Just one hour’s drive north of Sydney and south of Newcastle by car, dive and stay awhile on the Central Coast.
Just one hour north of Sydney and south of Newcastle by car, you’ll arrive in no time.
Gosford railway station is 12km from Terrigal and local buses service passengers arriving to the area.
Photographs by Justin Gilligan