- Take a tour around the magnificent Ocean Park Shark Bay and discover why Shark Bay is home to some of the most dangerous marine life in the world!
2. Monkey Mia
- Relax in the tranquil environs of Monkey Mia
- Each morning for more than 40 years wild bottlenose dolphins have swum to the shallows of Monkey Mia. This rare and famous animal encounter is one of the world’s great wildlife experiences.
- Wonderful opportunity to get up close and personal with these creatures and feed the dolphins at dawn
- Perfectly circular in shape, Little Lagoon was once a land-locked birrida (gypsum pan). This amazing waterway acts as a natural nursery fro many fish species.
- Great spot for fishing, swimming, canoeing and kite-boarding
4. Shell Beach
- Billions of tiny white ‘coquina bivalve‘ sea shells form a 60km long beach aptly named Shell Beach.
- The deposits are metres deep and extend out into the calm bay – it is great to walk out to sea through the clear waters.
- Several buildings in Denham and on surrounding stations were built from blocks of the compacted shells.
Shell Beach Western Australia
5. Eagle Bluff
- Eagle Bluff is one of the best places in Shark Bay to view marine life.
- The shallow waters of the Shark Bay Marine Park below the boardwalk are teeming with life including rays, turtles, sharks and the occasional dugong, especially in the summer months
Eagle Bluff Platform
- Essentially a one-stop informative display covering all of Shark Bay’s natural and cultural features
- Exhibits include some of the very interesting and colourful stories of the residents of Shark Bay; interviews with scientists and CALM officers; a timeline dating back from 1616 to the present, displaying an old map that Captain Dirk Hartog and William Dampier illustrated while on voyage around our bays; and artefacts from the Zuytdorp ship wreck lost in 1712.
7. Hamelin Pool Stromatolites
- Shark Bay is one of only two places in the world where living marine stromatolites exist.
- Stromatolites are living fossils contain microbes similar to those found in 3,500 million year old rocks – the earliest record of life on earth. As such, the stromatolites provide a record of local environmental changes.
Hamelin Pool Stromatolites