Top Choice Bay in Monkey Mia

Monkey Mia Marine Reserve

It's hard not to smile as Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins start arriving for a breakfast snack. Note that during feedings, visitors are restricted to the edge of the water, and only a lucky few people per session a…
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 Aquarium in Denham

Ocean Park

On a spectacular headland 8km south of Denham, this family-friendly attraction features an artificial lagoon where you can observe shark feedings, plus tanks filled with turtles, stingrays and fish (many of them bei…
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…
Top Choice Lagoon in Denham

Little Lagoon

Idyllic Little Lagoon, 4km from town, has picnic tables and barbecues, and is good for a walk or swim. Don't be surprised if an emu wanders by.
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.
Museum in Denham

Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery Centre

There are two sides to this centre, which is home to Shark Bay's helpful visitor centre. A gallery (free to enter) that houses stunning aerial photos of the Shark Bay area will have you itching to book a scenic flig…
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 …
Waterfront in Denham


The recently revamped Denham foreshore (spruced up to host celebrations for Dirk Hartog Island's quadricentenary in 2016) is a lovely place for a barbecue, picnic, stroll or swim. Opposite the visitor centre is a cr…
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 (…