Regarded as one of the greatest wreck dives in the world, the 110-meter S.S. Yongala once lay undiscovered on the ocean floor for over half a century after its untimely demise in 1911. Situated between the towns of Townsville and Ayr off the coast of Queensland, Australia, the S.S. Yongala is one of the largest and most intact historic shipwrecks that can be explored under the sea. Being the only reef formation in the region, the ship attracts and hosts a higher density of marine life than you might believe possible.
Hervey Bay on the southeastern coast of Queensland, Australia, is indisputably one of the world’s best places to view humpback whales as they make their migration from Antarctica to the Great Barrier Reef. The calm, protected waters around Fraser Island create the perfect training ground for humpback whales to teach their young behavioral norms, like how to breach, slap their fins on the water, and spurt torrents of water from their blowholes.