Hamelin Pool Marine Nature Reserve, Denham

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The Hamelin Pool Marine Nature Reserve is a protected marine nature reserve located in the UNESCO World Heritagelisted Shark Bay in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia. The 127000ha nature reserve boasts the most diverse and abundant examples of living marine stromatolites in the world, monuments to life on Earth over million years BP.Location and accessHamelin Pool is the eastern major waters within Shark Bay, separated from the western area by the Peron Peninsula, with a smaller water body just adjacent to its northern border with Faure Island - L'Haridon Bight the juncture being defined by Petit Point. At the northern edge of the Hamelin Pool area is the Wooramel Seagrass Bank. The marine reserve is situated adjacent to the Hamelin Station reserve and the historic Hamelin Pool Telegraph Station about 30km west of the Overlander Roadhouse on the North West Coastal Highway. Access is via Hamelin Pool Road and then through the Hamelin Pool Telegraph Station grounds. Access is free.
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  • 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 degree...  more »
  • We enjoyed the board walk with very informative panels about the stromatolites. We visited at low tide when you can easily see the stromatolites.  more »
  • The site is quite small, but it is very interesting; signs explain the phenomenon of the stromatolites. See
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