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

Kalbarri Kids Top 10 kids activities

Kalbarri is a great place to relax, explore and exhaust the kids! The Kalbarri visitor Centre has great information on all the events, tours and activities in and around Kalbarri – but these are my top 10 ‘kid friendly’ activities

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Taming The Waves

Top 10 Kid Friendly Activities in Kalbarri – Western Australia

1. Kalbarri SandBoarding

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Kalbarri Sandboarding

2. Jetty Fishing

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Sunset Fishing

3. Kalbarri Pirate Park and Amusements

4. Pelican Feeding

  • Each morning at 08:45am
  • Head to the grassed area between the river mouth and the visitor centre to hear about the local pelican population and feed the pelicans

5. The Rainbow Jungle

  • The largest parrot free flight aviary in the country, with the biggest flock of Purple Crowned Lorikeets in the world and other brightly coloured Australian parrots.
  • Cinema Parrotiso - outdoor cinema with a snack bar, wood fired Pizza and soon to be included… a licensed bar
  • Website: www.rainbowjunglekalbarri.com
  • Open 7 days a week (Mon-Sat 9am-5pm and Sun 10am-5pm)

6. Gorge Walking along the Murchison River

  • The Murchison River runs through rugged gorge terrain in the Kalbarri National Park.
  • Short walks provide easy access to lookouts along the river gorge at the Loop, Z-bend, Hawk’s Head and Ross Graham Lookout.
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Kalbarri Gorge Walking

7. Kalbarri Safari Tours

  • Bookings: [08] 9937 1011
  • Website: www.kalbarrisafaritours.com.au
  • Travel along isolated gorges, through wilderness and enjoy a 4WD and canoe adventure

8. Seahorse Sanctuary

  • Fascinating window into the world of seahorse aquaculture
  • Open Tues-Sat 10am-4pm
  • Website: www.seahorsesanctuary.com.au
  • Bookings: [08] 9937 1124

9. Kalbarri Beach Resort

  • 25m ‘tri-level’ solar heated pool with 3 spa baths and poolside BBQ
  • Volleyball, basketball and tennis courts
  • Games Room and free inhouse movies
  • Fully enclosed and gated resort – very child friendly!
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Dancing Queen

10. Murchison House Station

  • Historic Property and working cattle farm 10km outside Kalbarri
  • One of the oldest and largest pastoral stations in Western Australia – settled in 1848 by Charles Von Bibra

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Silver Bullet

Best Kid Friendly Restaurants

1. The Gorges Cafe 

  • Bookings: [08] 9937 1200
  • Mon-Fri (8am to 4pm) and Sat-Sun (8am to 2pm)

2. Kalbarri Pizza and Pasta [

  • 'Best chilli crab in town'
  • Phone Orders [08] 9937 1269
  • Tues-Sun (5pm till late)

3. The Black Rock Cafe 

  • ‘Best Surf’n’Turf’ in town
  • Bookings: [08] 9937 1062
  • 7 days a week from 7am till late

4. Jakes Family Restaurant

  • Bookings: [08] 9937 2222
  • Open 7 days (5pm to 9pm)
  • Located in the Grounds of the Kalbarri Beach Resort

 

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Kalbarri Kids

Top 11 Australian Beer commercials

With summer temperatures rising, the warm sand between my toes, the cricket on the radio and and safe in the knowledge that @BiteTheDust is in a dry land…here are my top Aussie beer ads to help you through the parching months. 

But remember the advertisements are for visual consumption only! – a responsible drinker is a responsible thinker and ‘if you drink and drive – you’re a bloody idiot

Number 11: Classic Victoria Bitter commercial from 1974

Number 10: Hahn Premium light – Responsible drinking

Number 9: XXX Gold – hidden trasure

Number 8: Tooheys New – Guide dog

Number 7: Victoria Bitter – Answer to Global Warming

Number 6: VB Shout Politics

Number 5: Victoria Bitter – the VB symphony

Number 4: Carlton Mid-Strength: He speaks ‘woman’

Number 3: Carlton Mid-Strength - The Shed

Number 2: Carlton Draught – FlashDance

Number 1: Carlton Draught - The Big Ad