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Stromatolites of Shark Bay

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Address: Denham-Shark Bay Road, Hamelin Pool | Gascoyne Region, Denham, Western Australia 6536, Australia
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Very interesting and well worth visiting. We had visiting post graduate students attached to Hamlin Station available on site providing a very informative explanation re the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Cathy S
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Albany, Australia
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Albany, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very interesting and well worth visiting. We had visiting post graduate students attached to Hamlin Station available on site providing a very informative explanation re the coastline, this was part of Science week. Easy to park and very accessible to view this amazing natural phenomena.

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Moree, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

These are different to the ones at Cevantes.They look like coloured rocks and some spent more time under water and looked different again.

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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here on the way to Denham having absolutely no idea what Stromatolites were or meant to be and totally ignorant of this whole subject matter. I could relate as I am also a "living fossil" - sorry couldn't resist this joke! Well I am now better educated and enjoyed this learning experience. Well presented and worthwhile.

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Thank brudii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in on our way Denham. The signage explaining what the stromatolites are was very good. Walking out on the boardwalk gave you a great view of them and the surrounding area. Worth popping in to have a look. The signage to the stromatolites could do with some updating as it isn't very clear where to park. We found... More 

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Thank Milly Molly M
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A triangular boardwalk makes seeing and not disturbing these ancient organisms an enjoyable experience. Heaps of them to see, depends on the tide.

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Thank karen m
Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am glad that we stopped on our way to Denham as it's a 200 klm round trip although interesting, both my wife and I would have been disappointed if we had to drive back to it. Go and see it if you are going past but I wouldn't make a special trip to go and see this

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Thank Graeme B
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is free and a unique experience. Where else in the world can one visit living fossils that also occur on 2.5 billion year old rocks just up the road. A must see if you have any interest in our planet. These stromaolites were the organisms responsible for providing much of the oxygen in our early atmosphere. WOW and to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take a stroll along the pier to understand the history of the world. At an estimated age of 2.5 billion years old, there's not too many older things around.

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South Devon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took a stroll around the boardwalk to view the stromalites.....lots of facts to hand in information boards in a lonely spot.Spent approx a 1l2 hour here on way to Denham.

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Thank S O
Windsor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not the most exciting phenomenon, but we found it interesting to see and interesting to understand what they are and their place in the natural history of the earth.

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