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Francois Peron National Park

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  • Activities:Canoeing,Fishing,Snorkelling
  • Facilities:BBQ,Boat Ramp
  • Natural Attractions:National Parks & Reserves

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Francois Peron National Park was once a pastoral station, and you can reach the Peron Heritage Precinct and old homestead by two-wheel drive to experience what life would have been like on a remote sheep station.

A small campground with gas BBQs and toilets is located at Big Lagoon and there is a site for launching boats nearby. Canoes or sea kayaks are a great way to explore the lagoon.

Cape Peron, at the park’s northerly tip, has picnic tables, toilets, interpretive signs and beach access. An impressive array of marine life can be seen from two lookouts perched on the cliff at nearby Skipjack Point Lookout.

Cattle Well, between Big Lagoon and South Gregories, offers the chance to wet a line and catch a feed of whiting. Bottle Bay, Gregories and South Gregories lie within a few kilometres of each other on the northern beaches of the park. Herald Bight, the only campsite on the eastern side of the park offers some protection from the prevailing south-westerly winds. Small boats can be launched from the beach with care at some of these locations.

Hamelin Pool

The most diverse and best known colony of stomatolites in the world. Rising from the sand in the clear waters of Hamelin Pool, they are testament to the ancient beauty of the outback coast. More than three billion years old.

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  • Activities:Walking
  • Natural Attractions:Beaches & Bays,Unique Wonders

Description

The stromatolite formation still survive from the time when life began on earth. The water in Hamelin Pool is twice as salty as usual sea water. Tidal currents and wave activity determine the size and shape of the stomatolites. A boardwalk has been constructed to preserve the formations and provide a better view.

Shell Beach

The only beach like it in the world. Instead of sand - small white shells as far as the eye can see.

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  • Natural Attractions:Beaches & Bays,Unique Wonders

Description

Some parts of the beach have deposits of shells that are more than ten metres deep.

Shell Beach Conservation Park

No sand,only shells!

Details

  • Natural Attractions:Beaches & Bays
  • Activities:Boating,Walking

Description

This beautiful snow-white beach is made up of millions of tiny shells up to 10 metres deep and stretching for over 70 kilometres. There is no sand, only shells!

Shell Beach is one of only a handful of places on earth where shells replace beach sand in such a dramatic and picturesque way. A walk on Shell Beach is like no other. Incredibly, the beach is made up of shells from the Shark Bay cockle, making it truly unique.

 

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