Top Ten Things to Do - Shark Bay Region


DENHAM & MONKEY MIA: March - November

DIRK HARTOG ISLAND: March - October (weather) and August and September (wildlife)

  1. Head to Monkey Mia to get up close to the wild dolphins.

  2. Stop at the world’s oldest living fossils (3.5 billion years), the Hamelin Pool Stromatolites, along
    the Shark Bay World Heritage Drive.

  3. Visit historic Dirk Hartog Island for the day or stay overnight to enjoy the eco-accommodation, snorkelling and kayaking.

  4. 4WD the red dirt and white sandy beaches of Francois Peron National Park.

  5. Learn about the Indigenous culture and history of the Nhanda and Malgana people by joining a tour.

  6. Talk a walk on the boardwalk at Eagle Bluff, spot rays, fish, sharks and other marine creatures from above the water.

  7. Visit Peron Homestead for a soak in the artesian hot tub.

  8. Sail the gulf on a sunset or wildlife cruise, spotting dugong, dolphins and humpback whales

  9. Get up close to the creatures of Shark Bay at Ocean Park Aquarium or see them in the wild with Shark Bay Dive & Marine Safaris.

  10. Visit Shell Beach, one of the few beaches in the world made up entirely of shells.

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