Tourism

WA trials swimming with humpback whales

Swimming with humpback whales will be allowed at Western Australia’s famous Ningaloo Marine Park next year as part of a bid to increase ecotourism.

About 20,000 people swim with whale sharks each year at Ningaloo and it’s envisaged the humpback whale tours will work under the same model.

Environment Minister Albert Jacob said existing licensed whale shark tour companies could take part in the humpback whale trial, which will begin in June and determine how the tours can become a permanent feature of Ningaloo and other areas of the state.

 

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