We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery and Visitor Centre

65 Knight Terrace | Gascoyne Region, Denham, Western Australia 6537, Australia
+61 8 9948 1590
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #12 of 15 attractions in Denham
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
4 visitor photos
Write a Review

31 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    10
    9
    8
    1
    3
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Longreach
Top Contributor
191 reviews 191 reviews
108 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Although this centre had some very interesting information, photos and artifacts on display, I found it a bit boring. Kids would not find much to keep them interested as there is too much reading. A lot of the display cases are dirty and the lighting makes it very difficult to take reasonable photos. The memorial out the front to the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Adam M, Manager at Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery and Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Hi John, Thank you for your review we are sorry to hear that the interesting information photos and artifacts were not for you. We supply all children that enter the centre with a work book which creates lots of fun for all ages finding the answers throughout the whole exhibit. The display cases are cleaned multiple times a week and... More

London, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Not well served by staff and not many brochures. Maybe because we were out of season. Nice toilet facilities.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Secret Harbour, Western Australia, Australia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Tucked away off Denham's main street, I wasn't expecting the great quality of the visitor centre. Well laid-out, informative, beautiful images, great stories, and easy to work through. Also liked the HMAS Sydney II display especially after being through Geraldton. Definitely recommend.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Catania
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

For such a small town this an amazingly good museum. We stayed two hours. The video is superbly directed and gives a real insight Ito all aspects of the natural and social history of the area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kalgoorlie
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

A World Heritage area, great to get the insight as to local marine life and national parks in the vicinity. Checking out all the local attractions and finding out why its heritage listed.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newcastle, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I think the blue memorial with all the names of the lives lost and the Poppies is such a lovely tribute to the rememberance of those who didn't return home to their beloved families. I felt that the centre was totally understaffed and too busy to attend to the needs of the tourist, There was only one person each and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Darwin, Australia
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
35 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The staff that greeted us were just lovely. Enthusiastic and friendly! We decided to pay the $ 11 each and do our bit for tourism in Denham. The building and display of the info are modern and lovely, but the content was a little yawn for us. Lots about birds, plants and animals. Don't know what we expected. I wouldn't... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Perth, Australia
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Pay to enter the Discovery centre (nominal fee -- I think it was about $12 for my son and I) -- The display gives a view of the local natural and settlement history. Very informative and educational for the kids as well as the adults. Great if you only have limited time in the area as it gives a great... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ballina, Australia
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I usually avoid these history shows because they are so boring. This one is different. It's modern, it's interesting, it involves. It's colorful, it's audio-visual and it's a must see.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
38 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I've never experienced worse customer service in my life. The woman was rude, mean, gave wrong information and refused to help me find activities to do in Shark Bay. Maybe she was just having a bad day, but if I had believed her, I would have left Shark Bay having seen NONE of the amazing nature in the World Heritage... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery and Visitor Centre also viewed

Denham, Western Australia
Denham, Western Australia
 
Denham, Western Australia
 

Been to Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery and Visitor Centre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery and Visitor Centre, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing