Denham is the gateway for exploring the beautiful and fascinating Shark Bay World Heritage Area. Once a pearling port, this friendly coastal town is the main population centre (of approximately 1000 residents) and offers safe swimming beaches, restaurants, golf course and the Monkey Mia airport.
The seaside town provides many accommodation options for couples and families, from resorts and hotels to campsites and tourist parks.
Self-drive routes, cruises and tours from Denham will take you to some of Australia’s most amazing natural wonders, including WA’s famous Monkey Mia dolphins, Hamelin Pool stromatolites, Steep Point, Shell Beach, Dirk Hartog Island and Francois Peron National Park.
Boating, diving, snorkelling, watching marine life, fishing (outside sanctuary zones), windsurfing and swimming are popular experiences available from Denham and there are numerous boat ramps.
Just ten hours’ drive north of Perth, Captain Henry Mangles Denham charted this region of Australia in 1858 in the HMS Herald, gave the town his surname.