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Hamelin Pool Marine Nature Reserve

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Address: Hamelin Pool Road, Shark Bay | Gascoyne Region, Denham, Western Australia 6536, Australia

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A great visit to see parts of our country

Interesting area with history from when people first settled in the region, worth the visit but I would not make the trip there just to see this reserve alone.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Dicko1947
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Geraldton, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting area with history from when people first settled in the region, worth the visit but I would not make the trip there just to see this reserve alone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the way from Shark Bay this little gem we found, amazing what nature can create and this pool in Hamelin Bay was definitely worth visiting. Funny, our restaurant has a wine SSB from this reigon...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

This was the first attraction we visited while we were driving towards Denham, we parked the car at the Telegraph Station and did the Boolagoorda Trail. It was noon time, sunny and quite a long walk towards the Stromatolite Boardwalk but on the way, we could read the signage about that area, the beautiful sea & sky views and we... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Just a short walk to the Pools and an opportunity to walk over the stromatolites on the boardwalk. Stunning photos are to be had - you would have to be a pretty poor photographer to not get a great shot here - even on your phone. Quite windy and warm at midday (the day we went) but only 5km off... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We were lucky enough to be at Hamelin Pool Nature Reserve earlier this month and take a walk along the boardwalk to see the stromatolites, the ancient living fossils that are here. We had seen the ones at Shark Bay as well a day or two prior but it was still very interesting to see them and learn about how... More 

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Bryce Canyon City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Was a bit confused by this place. Old telegraph station on this sight but on arriving at end of 5km drive off main road sign indicated accommodation only people to enter but in fact it is a very pleasant picnic ground, camping ground and small shop where food and souvenirs can be bought. Saw large goanna. Be prepared to make... More 

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Trafalgar, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

We have been here twice now. This visit was at low tide and you could see all of the stromatolites the previous visit 8 years ago was at high tide and then you could see the oxygen bubbles coming from them. Stromatolites are the oldest living organism. An amazing glimpse into life over 3500 million years ago.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Do not miss this experience..learn about where we started.. This is a re very well set up board way and information

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

In Hamelin Pool Marine Nature have a nice broad walk to see peaceful stromatolites and learn about them. Good to know what they are and super old of them. Much stop and take a walk here.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

This place has a unique history and just to see so many stromatolites was worth it. the early days of sheep farming must have been so tough.

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