Each year, from June to September, tens of thousands of whales migrate north along the east coast of Australia from the freezing waters of Antarctica to the balmy Great Barrier Reef. Here, they mate or give birth before returning back to the colder waters to complete their annual migration.
While sharks live in the ocean surrounding Australia, shark encounters on humans are incredibly rare. So rare in fact that you are more likely to be struck by lightning than to have a negative encounter with a shark. With this in mind, there are a number of things you can do to be SharkSmart while swimming, snorkelling or diving in the Whitsundays.