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Hamelin Pool Stromatolites

See and learn about the the formation and geology of the stromatolites, or ‘living fossils'from the Hamelin Pool Boardwalk.

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  • Sites:Wildlife Spots,Lookouts
  • Feature:Info Shelter,Dogs Allowed - Yes,2WD Access - Yes

Description

Hamelin Pool Marine Nature Reserve is one of only two places in the world with living marine stromatolites, or ‘living fossils’.

It is located 100km south east of Denham or 35km from the Overlander Roadhouse.

You can also explore the stromatolite area via the Boolagoorda walk track.

Food, information and camping facilities are available in the adjacent Hamelin Pool Telegraph Station and Hamelin Pool Pastoral Station.

Fishing, swimming or snorkelling are NOT permitted in this protected site.

Boolagoorda Walk

This loop track links the Old Telegraph Station with the stromatolite boardwalk, passing the old shell block quarry, a grave and remains of the old telegraph line on the way. Information signs explain the significance of these features.

Distance: 1.4 km loop

This information was provided by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions: dpaw.wa.gov.au

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