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Hamelin Pool Marine Nature Reserve

Hamelin Pool Road, Shark Bay | Gascoyne Region, Denham, Western Australia 6536, Australia
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Ranked #9 of 15 attractions in Denham
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Geologic Formations
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Queanbeyan, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

From the Hamelin Pool Telegraph Station Caravan Park there is a fascinating walk past a shell brick quarry around to a boardwalk that leads to the stromatolites. We were there on a still, sunny July day and the walk was very pleasant, with the colours and clarity of the water being a highlight. The stromatolites aren't much to look at... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A truly natural place in outback Western Australia with stromolites and shell beaches the main attractions.Very unusual yet natural scenery

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UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Stopped off en route to Monkey Mia and very pleased to have done so. Very interesting place, well laid out and accessible walkways and the signage gave a great insight into Stromatolite life

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Perth, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

A great set up and although the day we chose to visit we had to run from the storm coming in fast. We still managed to see some Stromatolites. This will have to be revisited on a sunny, still day.

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Perth, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Easy to get to by car. Educational signage on site. The boardwalk over the water and Stromatolites allowed for up close inspection. Water is so beautiful and clean.

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Ballina, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Unlike visiting the in-laws, this visit is mind blowing. Stromatolites are the bacteria that enriched the earth's atmosphere with oxygen some 3.5 billion years ago, making lifer as we see it possible. This is 1 of only 2 places in the world where they still live. Really cool!

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Great stop en route and opportunity to learn about the stromatolites, our little oxygen-generating friends. Boardwalk and signage take you on an historical trip and provide fantastic views over the water. There are walking paths, too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Nothing else like it .... and its here in our state... well worth getting up to the area for a discovery of a life time...

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We stopped here on our way to Monkey Mia. Initially we were fascinated by the shells on the beach and the nice looking broadwalk out to sea but soon marvelled at these rock looking things which are actually 1000-2000 years old. A nice spot and great way to find out about why this area is so special. There is also... More

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Our son had written a school assignement about the Stromatolites ,so they were the main reason for us to come. Knowing how important they were in the development of life on earth it was absolutely fantastic seeing them for ourselves. (It is a good idea to read up about them before going there, otherwise they look just like rocks.) The... More

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