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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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Good Broad walk with informative signs. Turn off just before entrance to caravan park, although you can walk to the the broad walk from the caravan park. Toilets are for customers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Denham, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

To be honest I found this to be a little under whelming, maybe just the wrong day. Still it is interesting to see and worth a look.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Ok, so these particular stromatolites are probably only a few hundred to a thousand years old or so, but to stand in the presence of some of the most ancient life-forms on the planet is a spine-tingling moment. The fact that these microbialites are incredibly complex communities is also mind-boggling. That there were things like this around 3.5 billion years... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Good Broad walk with informative signs. Turn off just before entrance to caravan park, although you can walk to the the broad walk from the caravan park. Toilets are for customers so just buy something from the shop (Water?). There is a quarry just behind the caravan park (flight of steps going up a hill) and it is worth looking... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

You have to go to say you've seen them! There's a good boardwalk to wander along, just watch out for the bush flies on the way.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The best virtual reality Mesoarchean Era experience ever. Water is like crystal - sparkles and caustics like nowhere else I've been.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

What an amazing area. Excellent informative signs explaining the locations history and how the Stromatolites where formed. This makes for a great day trip when planning to see the many areas along the main road.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We stopped off here on the way through to Monkey Mia & Denham. Our first thought was that the boardwalk is beautifully constructed (great photos with its unusual geometry & water backdrop) but it was essentially just a walkway over a whole lot of semi-submerged (we stopped by at lunchtime in winter) rock formations in salty water which happen to... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Do make a short stop and have a look at these amazing rocks. It's important to read the excellent interpretation boards along the way to understand the significance of these early life forms. There is a very good boardwalk out into Hamelin Bay so that the stomatolites can be viewed from above.

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Victor Harbor, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

You see all the photographs and you think you must go there and check it out. When you get there you realise the photos are actually better then real life. There is nothing spectacular about them, it's just rocks underwater. There is a little jetty there so you can walk out and get a better look, but it doesn't help.... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a most interesting stop, worthwhile if it's the only part of the Shark Bay Marine Park you have time to visit. The Hamelin Pool Telegraph station makes a pleasant and quaint picnic place. I understand the difficulties of remote area business and that coffees are more expensive here - and travellers should understand that - but use of... More 

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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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