ese regulations were created for the protection of the Humpback whales and must be observed by all vessels in the Hervey Bay Marine Park.
In simple terms they are:
And within 300 metres of a whale, a boat skipper shall:
These Regulations simply add up to:
Do not harass, disturb or interfere with the whales, keep the required distances, don't "park" your vessel in the path of whales and don't "accidentally" drift towards them. And of course, don't try to feed them and don't throw anything overboard. There is also a 30 metres approach limit for swimmers, but a much sounder advise is NOT to swim with the animals.