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Hamelin Pool Marine Nature Reserve

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Hamelin Pool Road, Shark Bay | Gascoyne Region, Denham, Western Australia 6536, Australia
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Flies

A stunning location with interesting boardwalk but somewhat ruined by horrendous numbers of flies... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pete2012186390
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Guildford, United Kingdom
Really cool! See the stromatolites

Really cool seeing and learning about the stromatolites, the oldest living objects on earth. Great... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
Brian I
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Hamelin Pool Road, Shark Bay | Gascoyne Region, Denham, Western Australia 6536, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A stunning location with interesting boardwalk but somewhat ruined by horrendous numbers of flies everywhere. Fly nets a must.

Thank Pete2012186390
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Really cool seeing and learning about the stromatolites, the oldest living objects on earth. Great views of the turquoise ocean as well. However, the flies were so bad here (and we didn't have fly head nets at the time), that we had to run around...More

Thank Brian I
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

One of the attraction spot by Shark Bay, along the Hamelin Pool boardwalk, you can see areas are covered with microbial mats and stromatolites, a well spent of 15 minutes.

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

I wouldnt recommend driving here after you have started your holiday in Shark Bay. We waited until we had finished our stay and looked at this place on the way home to Perth. It's got great jetty to stop and look at the Stromatolites.

Thank Elisa_B
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

A good place to view the Stromatolites. A good stop off point to appreciate the heritage of this diet, something I've not seen anywhere else.

Thank yvonne k
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Well worth a visit. Boardwalk with interpretative signage gave great access and insight into the ancient stromatolite formation.

Thank J S L
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Beautiful place, crystal clear water, clean beach. It is interesting to see the stomatolites, you can see them all the time, best time to visit is during low tide though. Worth a quick visit.

Thank Pavla_123
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

On the way to Denham and Monkey Mia well worth a quick visit. Beautiful bit of ancient earth history with explaination sighnage along the boardwalk as you closely observe the stromatolites. Allow 10-20 minutes or more.

Thank Bross24
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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

This was a dud for us. Maybe if we’d had really strong repellent....but really there wasn’t a lot to see. I know they’re important but I didn’t learn much, there wasn’t a lot to see , it was 40 degrees centigrade and the wildlife treated...More

Thank annmcknz
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the board walk with very informative panels about the stromatolites. We visited at low tide when you can easily see the stromatolites.

Thank Juliaam
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