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Stromatolites of Shark Bay

Address: Denham-Shark Bay Road, Hamelin Pool | Gascoyne Region, Denham, Western Australia 6536, Australia
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Ranked #9 of 18 Attractions in Denham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Geneva, Switzerland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Don't miss these stromatolites. They are the most famous in the world. The explanations are top and can be understood by young children. Take a bottle of water with you if its a hot day! For good pictures, it's better to come late in the afternoon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

I note reviews vary widely depending upon peoples interest. Unless you have a special interest I would recommend visiting the Stromatolites if you are driving to Shark Bay/Monkey Mia either when entering or leaving the area (it is about 100km from Denham). It is about 5km off the main road and you could spend 20-60 minutes walking the area. There... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

When touring The Heritage coast, a quick visit to the Sromatolites is very interesting. Do take time to read all the information plaques which bring everything to life. There is a good walkway above the Stromatolites.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

It is beautiful and interesting to see! It is clean and there is a deck to walk and explore more the beach and the stromatolites.

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Camden, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It is a beautiful place and very informative but my children aged 7-12 were a little underwhelmed. Highly recommend if you are interested in geology, but young children might struggle

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Well worth a visit to see the stromalites which are millions of years old and living microbes. Probably the only place in the world accessible to see them at low tide.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

It is hard to get excited by living things that look like black rocks but we found the information boards along the walkway to be informative and there were plenty of people doing the same as us. We last visited some years ago at high tide so this time we were interested to see the site high and dry, giving... More 

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Bunbury, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

not a real fan of here but it was interesting to read about the goings on in the sea floor here . the caravan park and shop next to the Stromatolites are well priced for the money but didn't stay as was booked into Shark Bay

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

One of my motivations for visiting Western Australia was to see the stromatolites in Shark Bay and I wasn't disappointed. It's straight out of the geology text books and well worth the drive from Perth.

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Rome, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We spent 60 seconds there before realizing the most beautiful stromatolites are close to Cervantes and not here. The place looked abandoned to us with the stromatolites section not clearly indicated. Hints: go to the stromatolites close to Cervantes so you have also the chance to visit the Pinnacle desert

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