Wolf Rock, a formation of four volcanic pinnacles a short distance from Double Island Point is rated as one of Australia's top 10 dive spots.
It is said the rock was named for one of Captain Cook's crew who first saw the rocks. There was certainly an Archibald Wolfe on Cook's voyage, but Cook doesn't record the rocks, nor anyone in particular seeing them first
As a dive location, there are plenty of swim throughs, vertical gutters and overhanging ledges to explore. Plunging to a depth of 40 metres, it is excellent for multilevel scuba diving.
Wolf Rock is considered to be Queensland's most important habitat area for the critically endangered grey nurse shark. It's a mating area and a high number of females and pregnant females have been seen there.
From 19 December 2003 the rock and three other highly significant areas were declared protected, with no fishing of any kind permitted at Wolf Rock and only very limited fishing at the others. Scuba diving is permitted.
Fish life is prolific and you're likely to see lots of trevally, cod, coral trout, perch, mackerel, batfish, leopard sharks and wobbegong. It is also home to several giant Queensland gropers, and manta ray are frequent visitors.
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