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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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The area is a bit tired and limited facilities near but the Stromatolites are interesting if you stay in Denham it is over 100ks

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Mike A
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Maitland, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After stopping at literally every tourist stop on the road to Denham, this was by far the most boring. If you are interested in biology, marine life or need to stretch your legs then allow 30 mins. Alternatively if you also want to see the old telegraph station then you may pop by. Otherwise I'd reccomend skipping it. Boardwalk is... More 

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Maitland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The area is a bit tired and limited facilities near but the Stromatolites are interesting if you stay in Denham it is over 100ks

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Thank Mike A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

For the reason of their importance to mankind's existence - you need to visit the Stromatolites. but don't expect a jaw dropping experience. its more like a humble one. adults will find this more interesting than kids. kids will most likely say ( is that it ! ) and get out their iPhone - If this is the only reason... More 

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Thank Glenn C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite interesting information boards and worth a stop as you are passing but don't plan to spend more than an hour there. We saw it at low tide - I don't know if the creatures put out tentacles/feelers when covered with water, but uncovered, the 'mats' just look like strange rock formations.

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Thank Hilary H
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the walk just to say you've seen something this old. The walkway is easy to manage and gives a good view over the stromatolites.

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Thank Neil W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Driving to Monkey Mia from Perth. First time, so making the stops on the way. This attraction was 5km off the road. Road in was well sealed and an easy drive. The site has good access (but probably not for wheels). There is a very good jetty type walkway over the water. You need to get all the way out... More 

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Thank Alan P
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a nice walk out to check these out. Didn't exactly blow our minds but the walk way they have put in is good. A hand rail in the inside would be nice though. Glad i went to see it but won't be heading back

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was really interesting, and beautiful. Not a wow kind of place but fascinating when you understand what the stromatolites represent! Lovely relaxing view/ walk.

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Thank Kerryn72
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It looks a bit old and run down but well worth a visit and a good walk along the path to the Stromatolites. Interesting history

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Thank diane r
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Even if you are not an evolutionary biologist this once in a lifetime chance to view what the Earth was like 3.5 billion years ago is not to be missed. The easy to reach boardwalk allows you access to this rare and majestic site. Well worth the drive.

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