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.

Japanese girl with Dolphin at Monkey Mia
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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.

Dolphin at South Passage, near Denham
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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.

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.

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.

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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Dirk Hartog Island is one of Australia's emerging nature based tourism destinations and Western Australia‚Äôs largest and most western island.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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