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 Hamelin Pool Telegraph Station Museum
Location

Hamelin Pool Telegraph Station

Attraction Denham

Prices:
$05.00 - $05.00
Adult
Contact:
+61 08 9948 1590
Address:
Hamelin Pool Road, Hamelin Pool, 6532
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Hamelin Pool Telegraph Station is a fascinating historic museum that pays tribute to the regions telecommunications endeavours back in the 1800s.

Shell Beach, located near Denham
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Shell Beach

Attraction Shark Bay region

Contact:
+61 8 9948 1590
Address:
via Shark Bay Road, Denham, 6537
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Formed from billions of tiny shells, aptly named Shell Beach in the Shark Bay World Heritage Area is popular for swimming, beach combing and relaxing in the sunshine.

Bottle Bay, in Francois Peron National Park
Disabled Access Location Children Allowed

Francois Peron National Park

Attraction Shark Bay region

Contact:
+61 8 9948 1590
Address:
via Monkey Mia Road, Denham, 6537
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For a four wheel driving adventure along a scenic coastline with dramatic red cliffs and white sandy beaches, head to Francois Peron National Park in the Shark Bay World Heritage Area.

Dugongs (Dugong dugon), Denham
Location

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.

Japanese girl with Dolphin at Monkey Mia
Location

Monkey Mia

Attraction Denham

Contact:
+61 8 9948 1590
Address:
Monkey Mia, Monkey Mia, 6537
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Monkey Mia is one of Western Australia's most famous dolphin watching destinations. This calm bay is world famous for the pod of friendly dolphins that visit the shore most days to be hand fed.

Big Lagoon
Location

Big Lagoon

Attraction Shark Bay region

Contact:
+61 8 9948 1590
Address:
via Francois Peron National Park, Denham, 6537
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Big Lagoon is a series of magnificent tranquil lagoons located just outside of Denham. Sit on the shore and watch the abundant marine life including dolphins, sting rays and sharks as they frolic in the shallow waters.

Dolphin at South Passage, near Denham
Location

Steep Point

Attraction Shark Bay region

Contact:
+61 8 9948 1590
Address:
via, Denham, 6537
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Steep Point, the western most point of Australia, is a popular fishing area. It is apart of Carrarang Station and salt mining country. Here you can see the magnificent Zuytdorp Cliffs, which rise to some 170 metres above sea level.

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.

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