The two men were attempting to fish when one of them spotted the large beast.
Ken Gerke, one of the kayakers, told his friend David Barwise: “It’s chasing me.
In the video, he can be heard saying: “I can hear him coming.
“Like I’m paddling, and I can hear him thumping away behind me.”
In an attempt to scare it off, they use the paddle to splash in the water.
The shark can be seen swimming beneath the boat and getting rather close
The shark can be seen swimming beneath the boat and getting rather close.
Thankfully neither of the men were hurt and they made it safely back to shore.
They later told Australian news channel 9NEWS: “He was just very curious, and friendly, like a big puppy dog in a way, and was coming over to check us out.
“If it looked like there was going to be a hairy moment I was ready to put the two kayaks together and make it a bit more of a challenge.”
When asked if it had put them off, they admitted: “I’m pretty sure me and Dave will be out there again next weekend.”
Viral video: A great white shark was caught on camera following two kayakers
The video was posted to YouTube yesterday after the encounter.
Geek wrote: “Such an awesome experience, I’ve caught small Sharks in the past, had juvenile Bull Sharks cruise past the yak in local estuaries…but nothing like this Beast.”
Online users enjoyed it, with one commenting: “Just off from where I swim. Crazy.”
Another remarked: “That was b***** close guys great footage.”
Great white sharks are not allowed to be interfered with in Australia due to being listed as “vulnerable”.
Viral video: The two men were left unhurt when they made it back to shore
Viral video: The shark followed the kayakers while they were fishing
It is hardly the first time a shark was caught on camera in a close call.
A great white shark was caught circling a policy dinghy in Australia.
The police officers, who were carrying out drug tests in the area, spoke of their nervousness.
The 4.5m shark circled the 5.7m dinghy last before heading off after ten minutes.