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Wye is a small locality located on the south-eastern coast of South Australia. It borders Victoria and overlooks the magnificent Discovery Bay in the Southern Ocean.

With Mount Gambier 22 kilometres south-east and Adelaide 399 kilometres away, this area is a lesser-known tourist spot but one with its own gems worth exploring.

Wye Accommodation, Beaches, Scuba Diving & Snorkelling, South Australia

Land use is primarily dedicated to agriculture, with some parts zoned for conservation.

This is where you’ll find the Piccaninnie Ponds Conservation Park; a popular spot for recreational and cave diving. Snorkelling in the pond is excellent as well, due to amazingly clear visibility up to 40 metres. However, a permit is needed for snorkelling or diving in the Piccaninnie Ponds; these may be issued on an annual or single basis.

To conserve the freshwater area and the marine animals that live here, there is a limit of diving for a maximum period of 60 minutes in each of the two sessions allowed per day. Diving permits will only be issued to members of the Cave Divers Association of Australia (CDAA).

Wye is also home to Browns Beach; a beautiful fishing and surfing spot located between the Victorian border and Port MacDonnell. The beach itself is also popular for water sports enthusiasts, but it’s just as beautiful if you’re looking for a laid-back spot to relax.

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