Shark Bay attractions

Shark Bay attractions include the natural wonders that have earned it World Heritage status. Among the top things to do in Shark Bay is visit the stromatolites, Monkey Mia, Shell Beach, Dirk Hartog Island and the dugongs of Shark Bay Marine Park. View the full list below and, for more holiday ideas, see the Shark Bay tours page.
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Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery and Visitor Centre

Attraction Shark Bay region

Contact:
+618 9948 1590
Address:
53 Knight Terrace, Denham, 6537
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The Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery and Visitor Centre is located in Australia's Coral Coast Region. As an accredited Visitor Centre they offer a one stop shop of information provided by local experts. Stock up on maps, get some ideas on the best things to see and do or book your tours.

Ocean Park Aquarium, Denham, Western Australia
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Ocean Park Aquarium

Attraction Shark Bay region

Contact:
+618 9948 1765
Address:
1 Ocean Park Road, Denham, 6537
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Get up close to the marine creatures of Shark Bay at Ocean Park Aquarium.

The Stromatolites at Hamelin Pool
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Hamelin Pool Stromatolites

Attraction Shark Bay region

Contact:
+61 8 9948 1590
Address:
Off Hamelin Pool Road, Hamelin Pool, 6532
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No visit to the Shark Bay World Heritage Area is complete without some time spent at the remarkable Hamelin Pool Stromatolites - the oldest and largest living fossils on earth.

Zuytdorp Cliffs, south of Useless Loop
Location

Useless Loop

Attraction Shark Bay region

Contact:
+61 8 9948 1590
Address:
via Useless Loop Road, Denham, 6537
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Walking along the pristine beach at Denham you will be amazed by the extraordinary view of a white salt mountain at Useless Loop some 250 kilometres away. The salt mine produces the purest grade of salt in the world. Whilst not open to the public, those with a four wheel drive (4WD) vehicles can get closer to see this unusual sight.

Zuytdorp Cliffs, south of Useless Loop
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Zuytdorp Cliffs

Attraction Shark Bay region

Contact:
+61 8 9948 1590
Address:
via Useless Loop Road, Denham, 6537
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The spectacular Zuytdorp Cliffs stretch for more than 200 kilometres along the northwest coast near Denham. Best seen from the ocean, you can take one of several sightseeing cruises on offer to explore these magnificent cliffs. Alternatively take a scenic flight along this stretch of the coast.

Ocean Park marine life aquariums near Denham
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Shark Bay Marine Park

Attraction Shark Bay region

Contact:
+61 8 9948 1590
Address:
via, Denham, 6537
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The snorkelling, swimming and fishing are world class at Shark Bay Marine Park about a day's drive north of Perth. The pristine waters of the park form part of the Shark Bay World Heritage are and meander across 1,500 kilometres.

Peron Homestead
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Peron Homestead

Attraction Shark Bay region

Contact:
+61 8 9948 1590
Address:
Peron Road, Denham, 6537
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Peron Homestead was a working pastoral station in the early 1900s. This historical attraction provides an insight into life on a sheep farm during the earlier part of the last century.

Dugongs (Dugong dugon), Denham
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Dugongs

Attraction Denham

Contact:
+61 08 9948 1590
Address:
via, Shark Bay, Denham, 6537
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The endangered dugong is nature's only vegetarian sea mammal. They resemble a walrus, related to the elephant, called a sea-cow and growing to three metres and weighing up to 400 kilograms. Around the world, dugongs have been hunted to near extinction.

Dirk Hartog Island
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Dirk Hartog Island

Attraction Shark Bay region

Contact:
+618 9948 1590
Address:
Indian Ocean, Denham, 6537
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Fishing is among the world's best at Dirk Hartog Island in the Shark Bay Marine Park. Throw in a line from the side of a boat and you could snare a pink snapper, mackerel or yellow-fin tuna.

Eagle Bluff, near Denham
Location

Eagle Bluff

Attraction Denham

Contact:
+61 08 9948 1590
Address:
Hamelin Road, Denham, 6537
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Eagle Bluff features a spectacularly high cliff that overlooks the Denham Sound near Shark Bay. Walk along the boardwalk to see breathtaking views out across the water.

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