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.

Little Lagoon, near Denham
Location Children Allowed

Little Lagoon

Attraction Denham

Contact:
+61 8 9948 1590
Address:
Monkey Mia Road, Denham, 6537
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Denham's Little Lagoon is a magnificent stretch of calm water ideal for swimming, fishing and frolicking in the clear shallow pools. Small children will delight in the lovely calm waters making the lagoon a perfect day out for the whole family.

Peron Homestead
Location

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.

Dirk Hartog Island
Location

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ocean Park marine life aquariums near Denham
Location

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.

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