Stromatolites of Shark Bay
Stromatolites of Shark Bay
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles461 reviews
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202
Very good
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70
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Kathy S
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Arrived at the site to find nothing has been done to repair the boardwalk from April 2021 cyclone. The fence that has been constructed to keep people out would have cost more then repairing the boardwalk. Nothing to see don’t waste your time.
Really sad for this heritage site.
Written August 13, 2023
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Peter_B_Simons
Portland, Australia648 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Stromatolites of Shark Bay is a bucket list item once I learnt about them many years ago. Amazing story as life as we know it would never have evolved with out them converting a toxic atmosphere to what we have to breath today.

What a disappointment as the board walk to walk out and see the Stromatolites was damaged by a cyclone in 2021 and unfortunately has not be repaired or even started. Who asleep on this watch? People arrive and find they cannot see the Stromatolites as fenced off now. Some people may never return.
Written October 20, 2022
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Sharon from Balmain
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Been wanting to visit these living rocks since forever! They were worth it, for this science trained tourist. The boardwalk allows you to get right in amongst them. The information makes understanding them accessible. Just seeing them making their little oxygen bubbles- wow! And the beach walk to the telegraph station is a pleasant stroll to the small tea room / shop. Great day!
Written January 18, 2020
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Julie & Eddie
Hobart, Australia86 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
I knew a cyclone damaged the board walk in 2021 but tourist information implies it was being repaired in 2022. It has not been repaired and the area is fenced off and you can't see anything. Don't waste your time going there. This is one time I wish I'd read Trip Advisor reviews before we went.
Written July 28, 2023
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DadandCab
Coffs Harbour, Australia1,242 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Unfortunately as of June 2022, the walkway is not only still closed but fenced off so you can't even get to the waterline to see the stromolites from the shore without binoculars. Add in a billion flies and the experience at the moment isn't great. When they decide the best way forward with the walkway repair / replacement, this would be great to see but until then, we didn't feel is was worth the effort even though it's not far off the main road.
Written June 8, 2022
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Rick W
Sevenoaks, UK2,323 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
It has been a long time since the cyclone destoyed the boardwalk that provides good access to the Hamelin Pool stromatolites. But it is still worth visiting. You can get quite close and get good pictures with care. They don;'t look much actually, but they are important in our planet's formationa nd worth a look for 15 minutes.'
Written February 28, 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,451 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Stomatolites are the oldest living creatures on earth. They are 3.5 billion years old. A few stromatolies can be found elsewhere, but the Hamelin Pool Marine Nature Reserve in the most extensive. It is heritage listed by UNESCO.
Written February 18, 2022
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Robert B
29 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
It could be a great spot but the boardwalk is still closed despite signs saying it would be repaired by now. The dept. needs to lift its game.
Without this u cannot really see anything.
The nearby park and cafe are also very poor and run down.
Wait til repairs are done before visiting
Written September 12, 2022
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DavidDickie2011
Dubai, United Arab Emirates36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
The site is pleasant with a walkway allowing easy viewing of these strange organic growths. Certainly worth a look as the diversion is short. Needs a toilet facility to encourage longer stays.
Written July 18, 2020
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TAHITITIM
Melbourne, Australia312 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Stopped by Hamelin Pool. Well, the boardwalk is still closed, in spite of the cyclone passed by over a year and a half ago. With all the money WA government have it is pathetic they cant fix it yet.
Written December 25, 2022
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