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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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I had learned about these in so many classes of my studies so finally seeing them was pretty cool. And the history behind them is pretty fascinating. If you're driving past its... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The stromatolites were another stop off on our drive North to Monkey Mia. (Also stopped at the Pinnacles). We were not there long, maybe 20 minutes. We walked out along the jetty to admire the natural wonder and then made our way back to our vehicle. It is pretty amazing how old the stromatolites are and it was very pretty... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I had learned about these in so many classes of my studies so finally seeing them was pretty cool. And the history behind them is pretty fascinating. If you're driving past its worth the stop but other than that its nothing too beautiful or anything

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This natural wonder has been very well developed with the environment in mind. The walkway makes easy access for everyone and keeps the stromatolites safe for future generations.

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Broome WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A must see. You should not miss seeing these early life forms. A wonderful outlook has been built over them to protect them also and a real pleasure to visit.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Worth a visit even if we did find the other Strmatolites location near Cervantes more relaxing and a bit more intimate.

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

It was almost impossible to make it to the Stromatolites from the car park, much less take in the scenery or snap pictures, with the number of flies in the area. Potential visitors should bring along a can of insect repellent and plenty of mental preparation.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Very over rated form all the tourist book photos they give the impression that the formations are like prehistoric rocks protruding out of the water

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The stromatolites are rock-like structures built by a kind of algae, the ones in Shark Bay are about 3,000 years old. Walkways lead over the sea and stromatolites so you can get a good view of them. There is plenty of information on the boards that explain about the stromatolites. As there are only three places in the world to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This place is worth a visit, nice boardwalk over the water and huge array of marine life chasing around the stromatolites, lovely.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The boardwalk was good and it was interesting, but its really just a 10min stop to breakup the drive to Denham.

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

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