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Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery and Visitor Centre

65 Knight Terrace | Gascoyne Region, Denham, Western Australia 6537, Australia
+61 8 9948 1590
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Ranked #10 of 15 attractions in Denham
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Secret Harbour, Western Australia, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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.

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Catania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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.

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Kalgoorlie
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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.

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Newcastle, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

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Darwin, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
34 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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

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Perth, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 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

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Ballina, Australia
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16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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.

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Melbourne, Australia
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38 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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

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Perth, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

A fantastic display about the history of Shark Bay, including exploration, colonisation, indigenous history, shipwrecks, sea creatures, land animals and much more. Includes audio visual displays, too. We didn't realise we had to pay to see the display area, so be prepared to pay at the desk. Here you can book tours and buy your Monkey Mia entry pass. Be... More

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Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
46 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

This is a good place to visit if you are interested in finding out about the history of the area. The discovery centre is not very big but is packed with a lot of information about the rich European and Aborigial history of Shark Bay and reasons why it is a world heritage site. Kids activities are also available to... More

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