Score: 8.61

Another surprise so early on in the list – but a well deserved one. The Rowley Shoals Marine Park, found some 300 kilometres north-west from Broome, might be almost totally unknown (except to the lucky sandgropers among us), but the fact that each member of this panel has voted it so highly speaks volumes about its future popularity. The only way to get here is by boat, and there are no islands around – just you, three coral reefs, and all those fish. “Crystalline waters, endless coral gardens and fish confetti sound amazing, but add the fact there’s rarely another boat on the horizon in this marine wonderland and you’ll get a gist of the magic of this remote place.” – Fleur Bainger.  More info: See Snorkel the world’s best-kept secret

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