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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 #8 of 18 Attractions in Denham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Perth, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
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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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10 attraction reviews
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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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39 attraction reviews
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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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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Certainly unusual things to see. Glad we stopped briefly to walk out on the broadwalk to have a look at them.

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Broome, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Don't miss this quite unique opportunity to view these ancient organisms from the safety and ease of the purpose built jetty in this World Heritage Area. Plenty of information panels to educate one and a great time to view is late afternoon when the setting sun gives these rock-like formations a reddish hue. The shell beach is quite unique in... More

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I read about the stromatolites in Bill Bryson's book 'A Short History of Nearly Everything' just before my trip out to see them, so I understood their uniqueness and importance. l think I expected park rangers to be out there and a stromatolite nature center with cheesy educational films showing...but it is really just a walkway and the scenery and... More

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