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Toast the arrival of WA’s beloved whale sharks from your Wilderness Tent at Sal Salis, Ningaloo Reef. Photo: via Australia’s Coral Coast

Time to book a tent as whale sharks arrive in Ningaloo

In Travel News by The H4C Team

Ever wanted to swim with the gentle giants of the sea? Then get your skates on because the first whale sharks have just arrived in Western Australia’s Ningaloo Reef.

This UNESCO World Heritage-listed ocean paradise, spanning the towns of Exmouth, Coral Bay and Carnarvon, is the perfect spot to watch or even swim with these dappled ocean charmers (and don’t worry, their preferred snack is plankton, not people).

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Hi there. The first whale shark of the season spotted by @danielthomasbrowne. Photo via Coral Bay Eco Tours

The season only runs until July so nab yourselves a local base where you can soak up those famed WA sunsets. For a glamping escape with views of the Ningaloo Reef, try beach safari camp Sal Salis. Nestled in the sand dunes, their eco-luxe Wilderness Tents are perfect for two.

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