Deciding where to travel this year? Why not swim with whale sharks? Every year from March onwards, the world’s largest species of fish migrates to Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia, to feed on krill. Visitors from all over the world can experience the thrill of swimming alongside these marine giants, which can grow up to 16 metres long.
The Ningaloo Marine Park in Western Australia’s Coral Coast has recently been added to the UNESCO World Heritage list and is considered one of the best places in the world to swim with whale sharks.
Whale shark tours are offered from mid-March until August in coastal regions near the Western Australian towns of Exmouth and Coral Bay, a two-hour flight from Perth.
The Ningaloo Whale Shark Festival is held annually with a lineup of activities held in and around the town of Exmouth from 25 to 27 May. Activities include a float parade, fire juggling, aerial displays, circus shows and more!
For more information visit www.ningaloowhalesharkfestival.com