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Hamelin Pool Marine Nature Reserve

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Address: Hamelin Pool Road, Shark Bay | Gascoyne Region, Denham, Western Australia 6536, Australia
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Amazing nature area

Absolutely worth visiting while on the Shark Bay heritage area. Stromatilites are amaxing and the interpretative information is great - the significance of this place cannot be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Phillip Island, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I had never heard of stromatolites before, so was fascinated to learn of the incredible role they played 3.4 billion (yes, that's right - 3.4 BILLION) years ago in making oxygen for the earth's atmosphere. The ones in Hamelin Pool are a mere couple of thousand years old, and are one of the two remaining colonies of stromatolites in the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely part of the world but the facilities were very average. An honesty box to pay, you can't swim. Why don't they net off an area?? Anyway the view is lovely the walk boring. The information boards good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Was only a short walk from the car park. Was quite interesting to read all the little signs, unfortunately we visited when the tide was in and on a grey day so it was not the prettiest of views.

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

It says it's a 30min walk but it only took 10mins which was nice. Unfortunately we visited when it was cloudy and there were loads of flies so it spoilt it a bit.

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Phillip Island, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Absolutely worth visiting while on the Shark Bay heritage area. Stromatilites are amaxing and the interpretative information is great - the significance of this place cannot be under estimated. Recommend highly.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Not the most exciting stop on our way to Denham but interesting to see the stromatolites just the same, and the bay is beautiful. However, the little store and caravan park attached to the old postal station is very old fashioned and you can't use the toilets unless you are a customer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Hamelin pool is a sight that must be visited. It showcases one of the few and remaining Stromatolite colonies left in the world. The creators of our atmosphere in ancient times (so do scientists say). it is also a stark and desolated place which can get extremely hot at midday specially in the summer months. Best to go early in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Driving into the Western Sun this was a welcome stop and perfectly compliments, Shell Beach and the Strolatomites, you can stop on the way to or from Denham / Francis Peron National Park, totally different scenery after spending time on the coast and in Kalbari National Park, great contrast & close to the Highway.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We stopped by to see the stromatolites both on the way in to Denham (high tide) and on the way out a couple days later (low tide). It was lovely to see them in both conditions but if you can only visit once, try for low tide because you can see many more of them. This is probably not a... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The boardwalk out around the stromatolites is brilliant, amazing to think how old the stuff is below you, and of course that it's living! We also stopped off at the Telegraph Station to grab a drink. That was a great experience in itself! The lady who owns/runs the shop and cafe was lovely. We had a chat for a while... More 

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Address: Address: Hamelin Pool Road, Shark Bay | Gascoyne Region, Denham, Western Australia 6536, Australia
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Denham

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