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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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Wonderful displays of God's creation at work. They have done a great job with the Boardwalk and then informative signage gives us good information about what we looking at

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 24, 2015
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56 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice boardwalk with informative displays (parking is available near the boardwalk: turn right before the caravan park entry). There is a couple of walls made of shell blocks and a small quary of the shell block is view able. BYO drinking water, although it is available form the shop for a cost.

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PERTH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Stunning colours all round of water, beach and stromalites. Good easy walk on boardwalk. Will take plenty of photos at this spot

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

The Stromatolites are a fascinating community. It is a little boggling to think of how the environment has to be balanced so perfectly to enable these colonies to not only survive but to thrive.

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful displays of God's creation at work. They have done a great job with the Boardwalk and then informative signage gives us good information about what we looking at

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Everett, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We made a quick stop to view the Stromatolites. Good information boards. Nice views Checkout Wikipedia before you go. Caution: Very Buggie (flies)

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noosa australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This is a wonderful charming place to stay with all attractions on your doorstep. follow signs to the Telegraph Station and stay at Hamelin Pool Caravan Park with its own gorgeous historical cafe and free tour of the Telegraph Station for park guests. Varied accommodation including family units and doubles as well as spacious sites on a quiet park for... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Spectacular scenery with amazing colours. The stromatolites very well presented with boardwalk and at no cost. Stayed at Hamelin Station which was super perfect

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

One can only be overawed by these unique structures and their association with the evolution of life on Earth. The interpretive displays are ver good.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The Hamelin Pool is worth a 20 min stop to check out the bacterial STromatolites - some of the reportedly oldest lifeforms on the planet. The salinity of the water is reportedly double the ocean. A nice boardwalk out 200m with signage is enjoyable.

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Buderim, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Definitely worth turning off the road here. Amazing place, quite eerily calm when we visited (not sure if it is always like that) the water was so still and clear, and the stromatolites (or rocks as our son called them) quite incredible. The only downside were the number of flies which were the first we encountered on our trip! Good... More 

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