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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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Beautiful

Nice place to visit right off the main road to Denham and Monkey Mia. To be honest, I wouldn’t just... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jens C
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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One of the most unique places on earth

Sometimes glimpsing into the dawn of time to see something that can only be seen in a few places on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Corey_in_Orlando
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Orlando, Florida
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  • Average16%
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“billion years” (6 reviews)
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Hamelin Pool Road, Shark Bay | Gascoyne Region, Denham, Western Australia 6536, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to visit right off the main road to Denham and Monkey Mia. To be honest, I wouldn’t just drive the way to Monkey Mia just for the dolphins. Combine with a visit to Francois Perron NP (4WD only).

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sometimes glimpsing into the dawn of time to see something that can only be seen in a few places on earth can, to the uneducated eye, appear very boring. The Hamelin Nature Preserve is the kind of place you have to do a little homework...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Our driver had expert knowledge having some studies and also delivering experts from worldwide. A must see to understand who the world started, but an experienced person to explain is essential.

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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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