Barolin Point Dive Site is a rocky outcrop along the coast at Coral Cove. From the parking area, there are toilets, a shelter with table and bench chairs, and an information board. The Barolin Point Dive Site is north along a walkway that runs from Bargara. Continue past the point and you can walk to another site, Barolin Homestead not too much further.
The walk down to the point is a little steep and the grass is worn to dirt, but it wasn’t too bad to go down. From there you are walking mostly on the volcanic rocks that make up the point. There are a few shallow rock pools to look at. I was there 3 hours before low tide and the rocks were well clear of the water.
I’m not a diver, so I can’t comment on what the diving is like from personal experience. From diveoz.com.au, Barolin Point Dive Site is extremely popular, and accessible to divers of all skill levels. You can see soft and hard corals, extending to about 50 metres from shore. There is small to medium size species of reef fish, as well as nudibranchs, moray eels, turtles, sea snakes and wobbegong sharks. Read more at about diving at Barolin Point Dive Site at diveoz.com.au .
To Get There
From Bundaberg Visitor Information Centre , head east on Avenue St and turn right into Alexandra St. Follow to the next intersection and turn left into Whittred St and follow up to the traffic lights. Turn left onto Princess St and follow for 1.3km becoming Bargara Rd. Turn right into Ring Rd towards Elliott Heads and follow for 3.8km. Turn left into Elliott Heads Rd and follow for 9.1km and turn left into Barolin Homestead Rd. The road dog legs and turns into Zinks Rd, then into Coral Cove Dr. Continue along Coral Cove Dr then turn left at the end into Barolin Esplanade, about 2.6km from Elliott Heads Rd. Follow Barolin Esplanade for 1km leading to the coast, the entry to the Barolin Point Dive Site parking area is on the left.
If you are coming from Innes Park, turn into Barolin Esplanade off of Innes Park Rd. Continue along for around 2kms, and it will be on the left.
If coming from Barolin Homestead Historic Site , continue south along Barolin Esplanade for 450m, and it will be on the left.