Top 7 attractions -Shark Bay WA

1. Ocean Park Shark Bay

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Shark Feeding

2. Monkey Mia

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Dolphin Feeding

3. Little Lagoon

  • 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
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Little Lagoon

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.
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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
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Eagle Bluff Platform

6. Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery Centre

  • 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.
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Hamelin Pool Stromatolites

Shark Bay Western Australia

Shark Bay, Western Australia lies 400km North of Kalbarri and 850km North of Perth on the Coral Coast of Western Australia. It is a World Heritage Area and an amazing place to visit with so much to see and do

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Shark Bay Western Australia

The many bays, inlets and islands in the Shark Bay region support a profusion of aquatic life. Communities of corals, sponges and other invertebrates, together with a unique mix of tropical and temperate fish species, have also formed in some areas.  The wide intertidal flats on the shores of Shark Bay support a unique community of burrowing molluscs, hermit crabs and other invertebrates.

Shark Bay World Heritage Area is host to an amazing array of marine life, flora and fauna including

There are loads of great exploratory activities for the kids and adults alike. My top 7 list of things to do in the Shark Bay Region are all on the Shark Bay World Heritage Drive.  

 

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Shark Bay World Heritage Drive