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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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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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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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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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dorchester
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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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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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