I have often been entranced by the ostensible beauty of Julian Rocks, sitting there majestically while scuba divers explore it’s surrounds. I’ve had no urge to go Scuba Diving, but after looking at videos of the underwater life at Julian Rocks, and reading about the thrill people get from experiencing the beauty and power of the underwater world – I’ve put it on my must-do list.
A story from the Bundjalung people is that a jealous husband threw his spear at the canoe of his wife and her lover. The canoe broke in two and sank to the bottom of the ocean. Only the back and the front of the boat stuck out of the water, creating a rock formation just 2.5 km off shore.
Named by Captain Cook in 1776, Julian Rocks became part of Cape Byron Marine Park in November 2002
Here’s a YouTube video showing the beauty of the underwater world at Julian Rocks Marine Reserve
For more information about Julian Rocks and the marine life click here