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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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Visit at low tide!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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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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Glasgow
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Very well done if you are into the 'how life evolved' bit. I suspect most visitors will be a little underwhelmed however... best read the last two chapters in Bill Bryson's Down Under and decide after that if you are going to drive hundreds of miles for this experience.

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Perth, WA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Depending on your age and interests, this can be very interesting or underwhelming. Whilst I found the information informative and the what the stromatolites are extremely interesting, the kids were underwhelmed. Well worth the 30 mins detour on the way into or out of Shark Bay.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Don't miss these stromatolites. They are the most famous in the world. The explanations are top and can be understood by young children. Take a bottle of water with you if its a hot day! For good pictures, it's better to come late in the afternoon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

I note reviews vary widely depending upon peoples interest. Unless you have a special interest I would recommend visiting the Stromatolites if you are driving to Shark Bay/Monkey Mia either when entering or leaving the area (it is about 100km from Denham). It is about 5km off the main road and you could spend 20-60 minutes walking the area. There... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

When touring The Heritage coast, a quick visit to the Sromatolites is very interesting. Do take time to read all the information plaques which bring everything to life. There is a good walkway above the Stromatolites.

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Perth, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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