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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Bryce Canyon City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Thank JenniferW1959
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Russell E
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4 of 5 stars 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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Thank Bluebee I
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars 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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Thank Ted J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Stromatolites have been around for 3 billion years. They are the earliest fossils. They still grow in a couple of places. Hamelin Pool is one of them. If you want to see what the earth may have looked like 3 billion years ago, check this place out. It is free to enter, but take some cash for the donation box... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Quite a lovely place with the unusual stromatolites so easy to view. Worth calling in if in the area.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Stromatolites are so cool. This is how the Earth was 3.5 billion years ago. What more is there to say?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

If you are interested in the ancient formation of Australia you should visit here - especially at low tide.

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Brantford, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

A good little jaunt around the boardwalks and you gain a decent understaing of some ancient and still existent ecosystems, geology and weather patterns. A very peacful place. Was moved to poetry.

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