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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Florence, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

Nice boardwalk with informative displays (parking is available near the boardwalk: turn right before the caravan park entry). There is a couple of walls made of shell blocks and a small quary of the shell block is view able. BYO drinking water, although it is available form the shop for a cost.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Stunning colours all round of water, beach and stromalites. Good easy walk on boardwalk. Will take plenty of photos at this spot

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

The Stromatolites are a fascinating community. It is a little boggling to think of how the environment has to be balanced so perfectly to enable these colonies to not only survive but to thrive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful displays of God's creation at work. They have done a great job with the Boardwalk and then informative signage gives us good information about what we looking at

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We made a quick stop to view the Stromatolites. Good information boards. Nice views Checkout Wikipedia before you go. Caution: Very Buggie (flies)

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