Shark Bay

Shark Bay - Coral Coast - Western Australia

If you are a lover of all things wild and wonderful, creatures great and small and the unique landscape that is the essence of paradise then Shark Bay is waiting. Located 838 kilometres north of Perth this World Heritage Listed area is celebrated by visitors and marine enthusiasts from around the world. The breathtaking scenery and diverse flora and fauna merge together demonstrating this region as truly world class covering 2.2 million hectares of coastal land and sea. The gateway for exploring these outstanding natural attractions is the small town of Denham with accommodation, restaurants, shops, an airport and cruises and tours operating from there too.

Witness the abundant marine life on any given day along the largest marine embayment in Australia as Shark Bay Marine Park stretches for 1,500 kilometres. Catch a glimpse of turtles, dugongs, dolphins, manta rays and whales, whether you are an independent traveller or with a tour the regions impressive wildlife boasts a staggering 230 species of birds, 17 species of mammals and 98 varieties of reptiles and amphibians.

Monkey Mia Reserve is situated 23 kilometres from Denham on the shores of Peron Peninsula where families gather to encounter the famous, friendly Monkey Mia dolphins. Nature lovers enjoy the sheer pleasure of sailing cruises, Indigenous tours and beach camel treks on this enchanting oasis. Experience Hamelin Pool, 90 kilometres south east of Denham, home to the oldest living organisms on the planet, marine stromatolites. Explore kilometres of an untold amount of cockle shells at the unique Shell Beach and the diversity of Francois Peron National Park is not to be missed.
Splendid isolation doesn't get much better than this!


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Carnarvon Coral Coast
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Exmouth Coral Coast
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Kalbarri Coral Coast
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Port Gregory Coral Coast
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