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Stromatolites of Shark Bay

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Address: Denham-Shark Bay Road, Hamelin Pool | Gascoyne Region, Denham, Western Australia 6536, Australia
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History alive

This is a must for everyone who is interested in ancient biology. Not money place in the world where you can experience this.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Claudia M
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible sight; history, geography and science all rolled into one. Well maintained walkways and a car park, make for an easy stop.

Thank Alanna P
Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At first glance these are just rocks, but if you take some time to learn a little more about them first you will enjoy your visit far more. These organisms were the first oxygen breathing creatures in existence and without them we would not have the atmosphere that we breath today.

Thank Travelgypsyisme
Melbourne, Australia
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50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a strange place to visit as its really hard to understand what the Stomatolities actually do. Netherless it is very tranquil and the water looks amazing (even though you cant swim as you don't want to damage the area). It had a strange eeriness to as you couldn't hear anything.....worth having a look just to say you have... More 

Thank BjhTravels
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must for everyone who is interested in ancient biology. Not money place in the world where you can experience this.

Thank Claudia M
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We called in here on route to Denham. I didn't find it very fascinating at all compared to others. Still worth a pop In. It just wasn't for Me

Thank Coco362
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is nothing stunning but the evolutionary lesson is worth the walk out onto the boardwalk. The Stramatolites are an unusual phenomenon and worth a look. The views of Shark Bay and its aquamarine aren't bad either.

Thank PeterCruskall
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is worth visit if you are interested in geo history circa 3 billion years ago :) If I understand correctly (and it was difficult to think in 45 degree heat), these are the colonies of micro organisms, which are one of the first ones to appear on the planet billions years ago. To think what it represents... wow!... More 

Thank Leggator
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

The stromatolites themselves weren't very exciting - but the setting here is beautiful. The colour of the water is amazing. The boardwalk out to the stromatolites ensures easy viewing, and the information boards are helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Wear a hat and sunscreen! The boardwalk provides easy access to this significant location - not to be missed by travellers eager to get to Shark Bay - signs are very informative and educational - a very peaceful and reflective place

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Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

As we are not expert in biology we do not appreciate really enough such place, but if you pass through the way you can stop and take some interesting photos.

Thank Alex C

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