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Billions of years and they're still around!

Easy access from the sealed road, then a walk on soft sand to the wooden boardwalk out over the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AustraliaRuth
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Australia
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Vital for life!

A wonderfully presented interpretive walk along the boardwalk provides abundant information about... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mark K
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Australia
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Denham-Shark Bay Road, Hamelin Pool | Shark Bay area, Gascoyne Region, Denham, Western Australia 6536, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy access from the sealed road, then a walk on soft sand to the wooden boardwalk out over the stromatolites. Good information signs explain how they are formed, why they are here in the very saline water, and the significance of oxygen production to Earth's...More

Thank AustraliaRuth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After an hour long drive from Denham we arrived with young kids needing to use a toilet. The caravan park is the only place you can go & they charge for its use(fair enough), but the place is like something out of an outback Australia...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These were fantastic, much more of them & a lot bigger than at Cervantes. The water was crystal clear and the jetty walk out gave you a great view of them.

Thank Rhondda C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderfully presented interpretive walk along the boardwalk provides abundant information about this ancient and amazing life form. Very educational. Easy access on a 5 km sealed road to the site.

Thank Mark K
Reviewed 6 September 2018

"One of the main reasons I visited Shark Bay...these "are the beginnings of life as we know it" on our blue planet..without these humble structures made up of basic life, none of us would exist, as these literally oxygenated our planet, allowing other life forms...More

Thank highburymed
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Quite interesting. Very informative signs. Go at low tide so they are out of the water and you can see what you are looking at. Hamelin Pool is a great place for a stop off. Really friendly staff. Food was great!

Thank sassy23956
Reviewed 3 September 2018

This area is well worth a visit. We enjoyed a stroll on the jetty looking into the lovely clear water. An interesting visit.

Thank Jayne512013
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Learning about these unique living organisms was fun and interesting. Well worth getting off the beaten to explore. Parks & Wildlife have done an excellent job in documenting and displaying the history of these unique mushroom like growths. The boardwalk caters well for informative interpretation....More

Thank Nonapama
Reviewed 26 August 2018

There is a fantastic walkway above the stromatolites. They are best seen at low tide. If you are driving south, visit the other stromatolites located in Cervantes.

Thank Adventurers049
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Stromatolites in Hamelin Pool , the oldest organisms on Earth . They are rock like structures formed by bacteria and it's beautiful

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