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Top Choice Marine Reserve in Shark Bay Road

Hamelin Pool

Twenty-nine kilometres along Shark Bay Rd from the Overlander Roadhouse is the turn-off for Hamelin Pool, a marine reserve with the world's best-known colony of stromatolites. These coral-like formations consist of …
Top Choice Viewpoint in Shark Bay Road

Eagle Bluff

About 25km south of Denham, take the turn-off 4km to this brilliant viewpoint, where a boardwalk allows you vistas that meld pinky-orange cliffs with the azure lagoon below. You may spot turtles, sharks or manta ray…
Landmark in Shark Bay Road

Steep Point

The Australian mainland's most westerly point, accessed by 4WD via Useless Loop Rd off Shark Bay Rd.
Beach in Shark Bay Road

Shell Beach

Inside the vermin-proof fence, and 55km past the Hamelin turn-off, is the road to deserted Shell Beach, where tiny cockle shells, densely compacted over time, were once quarried as building material for places such …
Museum in Shark Bay Road

Telegraph Station

At the tiny Hamelin Pool Caravan Park, this old telegraph station dates from 1884 and houses historical exhibits and possibly the only living stromatolites in captivity. Ask at the park office about visitor access (…