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Stromatolites of Shark Bay

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Address: Denham-Shark Bay Road, Hamelin Pool | Shark Bay area, Gascoyne Region, Denham, Western Australia 6536, Australia
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This was a stop off point on our journey to Monkey Mia. Found it in mentioned in my Lonely Planet Guide to Western Australia and was rewarded for stopping to take a look... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
crocusfield
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Barnet, Herts
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Reno, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was a bit underwhelmed by the stromatolites even though I tried my hardest to appreciate them. Children would most likely not see any point.

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Barnet, Herts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a stop off point on our journey to Monkey Mia. Found it in mentioned in my Lonely Planet Guide to Western Australia and was rewarded for stopping to take a look. Fascinating area. Worth a look!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you happen to have read the appropriate books you'll know these unprepossessing lumps of dark ''rock'' have given us everything to be thankful for here on Earth .In actual fact they are basically self-cemented mats of bacterial algae producing oxygen in minute quantities, They started doing this work some 3.8 billion years ago, and a billion years later had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was fortunate enough to see this place on the way home. With a wood boardwalk meant I was able to walk all the way around and see not only stromalites but the marine life that lived around it.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another of the interesting shoreline visits along this section of Western Australia, worth the stop and understanding.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I could not travel to Shark Bay and not take the time to visit this rare area. Very few places in the world has what is readily accessible when in this region. Access if free and is just 5km off Shark Bay road and more than an hour further into Denham. There is no recreational swimming/boating activities in the area... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is a little different from most beach scenes and has been well presented, good parking and information. Easy walk to the main attraction which is along a causeway.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Good little stop, we had hoped to float in the water as I'd never been there and you supposedly float on top of the water due to the high volume of salt however people are no longer allowed to go swimming there. Nevertheless we still got to see the stromatolites that have been there for millions of years.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I would say the significance of the Stromatolites makes it worth the short drive to go and see them. Nice easy board walk around after the short walk over the sand. Great for scenic pictures.

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UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Not the most exciting sight - but fascinating nonetheless. An example of some of the earliest forms of life, quietly bubbling away in shallow, salty water. Just one thing to be aware of - the flies! It is thick with them and for every 10 photos you take, 9 of them will have some fuzzy blob in the way. We... More 

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