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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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Stomatolites for me (as someone who works in the environmental sector) were a must see, however, my partner was just as impressed. Hamelin Pool has amazing scenery and is... read more

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Yarrawonga Victoria
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was very interesting as the formations that were formed over thousands of years ago was quite unbelievable.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stomatolites for me (as someone who works in the environmental sector) were a must see, however, my partner was just as impressed. Hamelin Pool has amazing scenery and is extremely peaceful. Avoid if all you are wanting to do is go for a swim as this is not the place (many signs stating swimming is not allowed).

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To find out the importance of these strange creatures to life on earth was most enlightening. The board walk makes for easy access. Well worth a look even with the hoards of flies.

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Thank Mumjudy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tide was out when we visited but still the cultural significance of the area was worth the visit

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The stromatolites are a little underwhelming but if you take the time to reflect that these are amongst the oldest living creatures on the planet, then it is quite cool. We had a swim in these turquoise waters and enjoyed the snorkelling a lot.

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Thank xanhology
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

stopped here. saw the billion year old growth formations. a little boring . a place that ive seen once and wont bother going back

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

On the way to Denham just a few km after the turn from Highway. It is similar to other lakes in WA but somehow I find each of the interesting. Can spend around 15-30 min walking on the board walk. Clear water and different fishes can be seen. Flies are a nuisance and best to have fly nets to avoid... More 

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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

The stromatolites were very interesting but we didn't go at the right time you need to go see them at high tide it is a much more rewarding experience.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

As many visitors note, it might not seem like much, but you are in fact seeing how life came to be on our planet--small groups of organisms cooperating to create a community. Skip the telegraph station as it's sometimes not accessible if the shop and cafe are busy. Spend more time reading the informative displays and returning in time to... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

I had no idea what a stromatolite was before I stopped here for a visit. Information on the history and the science behind the stromatolites is displayed along the route down to the pier. Its fascinating stuff! When we visited there was not another soul in sight, so it was quiet and peaceful. Bring sunscreen and a hat, for the... More 

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