Cook Island off Fingal beach on the Tweed Coast is possibly the last vantage point south that you can swim with turtles in their natural habitat.

Just a short 15-minute boat ride with the experienced local crew at Water Sports Guru and you can be snorkelling up-close with green turtles and an array of native marine life.

Cook Island is well renowned for its colony of green turtles and on any given day you can see up to 30 turtles cruising the reef; along with whales, dolphins and the colourful clown fish.

Capturing the natural beauty of the Tweed, snorkelling with the turtles is one of those ‘must do’ adventures of a lifetime to cross off your bucket list.

Returning to shore, enjoy a leisurely walk up to the historic Fingal Headland lighthouse – there’s a perfect photo opportunity of the large volcanic rock formations known to locals as the ‘Giants Causeway’.