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“Take the boardwalk out to have a look at these ancient life forms”

Stromatolites of Shark Bay
Ranked #5 of 23 things to do in Denham
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

The beach here is covered communities of microscopic life forms called stromatolites. There is a board walk that takes you out off shore about 50 metres to see the differences in the growth between where they are always under water and where they are exposed to sunlight during low tide. An interesting place but it pays to visit the information centre in the caravan park first.

Thank John S
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

Just a short detour off the highway, the stromatolites are life before the dinosaurs...except still exist in this place. Really educative for young and old, good information signage. An excellent boardwalk takes you out over the water. Don't know where else in Australia you would get the opportunity!

1  Thank Margot P
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

We stayed overnight to see the stromatolites - sunset was great for other wildlife like kangaroos (and flies! :( ), but the tide was in that night; sunrise was beautiful. Definitely wouldn't want to do the walk in the middle of the day! The boardwalk is informative and you can get pretty close too. The Visitor's centre was also well worth a look for more information.

Thank Emma G
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

I was not expecting to see that much. We went early in the morning and it looked just beautiful with the beautiful crystal clear waters and the amazing stromatolites. Even my kids found it interesting and pretty.

Thank PF1972
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

walkway was informative, as well as functional. Vistas were stunning!!
Watch for the birds chasing the flying insects

Thank Tammy A
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