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In the waters off  WA’s North West Cape between the months of March and July 2009 there has been a rather unusual whale-shark-with-fishnumber of whale sharks  seen in the area,  these gentle giants can grow between 12 to 18 metres in size. 

This season has been especially good for the whale shark tours operating out of Exmouth and Coral Bay.                       

Ocean Eco Adventures can offer one of the best day tours for whale shark encounters with its own spotter plane.

You can enjoy an encounter with a whale shark snorkelling.  The sharks can be playful with a strong  personalitiy and clear intelligence, they can interact with the swimmers.

The sharks are definitely the stars of the show on these tours and all the crew do offer a high standard of service.  

 

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Sales Tax & Refunds Australia has a Sales Tax & Refunds. Prices in Australia are shown as Sales Tax & Refunds International and dshoppingomestic flights purchased overseas, by non-residents, are GST free. Continuous domestic legs of international journeys are also Sales Tax & Refunds. GST is payable on tourism services such as accommodation, day tours, guides, ground transport (including coach, rail and cruise), translators and meals. The tax applies to pre-booked and pre-paid goods and services in Australia, which are purchased before arrival in Australia, for example tours or accommodation. The prices quoted for your Australian holiday, by your travel agent, will already include the Goods and Services Tax (GST). The total amount is payable at the time of ticketing your holiday. Tourist Refund Scheme Departing travellers may be able to claim GST inclulaim a refund for GST and WET (Wine Equalisation Tax) paid on goods purchased in Australia. The refund is applicable to goods, totalling $A300 (sive) or more that are being taken out of Australia. The goods must have been purchased no earlier than 30 days before leaving Australia. You can purchase several lower-priced items from one store, either at the same time or on several occasions within the 30 day period. These goods will be covered by the one tax invoice. Or you can buy goods from several stores, provided that each store’s tax invoice totals at least $A300 (GST inclusive). Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) facilities are located at international airports and cruise-liner terminals. To claim, out of Australia travellers must show their passport, international boarding pass, retailer’s tax invoice and the goods. Other conditions may apply. There is a range of government, airport, sea and local taxes applicable on air and sea travel. These will usually be included in your ticket.

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