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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
simply-peregrinating
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Lancashire England
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Lancashire England
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Well worth a look. Lots of signage explaining how this formed. Great photo ops from the walk way. I wasn't impressed with the old telegraph station. The photo display in the tearooms were all historical pics from the Northern Territory. I felt it was misleading and wanted to see pics from this region.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Take you back to an ancient time in earths history, when the atmosphere was toxic to all but specialised bacteria. Stromatolites are supposed to have assited in the creation of an oxygen rich atmosphere which over millennia assisted other more complex beings develop including humans. Fascinating stuff

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were travelling in an Appollo campervan, fantastic!!!! The Stromatolites were amazing and so interesting, it sadly showed how mankind can be so oblivious of the life around them, but it was the cup of tea at the Telegraph station nearby that was truly wonderful, in a place so far from everywhere, to have the friendship and service was wonderful.... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Wonderful set up as you walk the boardwalk and stop to check it all out. It is certainly a must see on all visitors to this area.

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Sydney, Australia
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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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Mount Barker, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

All of the signage is very well kept and informative with a we'll protected raised boardwalk for viewing of the stromatolites.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

went to stromatolites of shark bay it just looked like huge stones in the water he tide was out when I went and still do not know when it is I was supposed to be looking at, I would not recommend going to see this as nothing to see.

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