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Attractions in Shark Bay World Heritage
This is a flat topped limestone reef that projects out about 500m in to the waters of the bay.
- Type:Sites & Trails
The sides range from 1 metre high to 3 metres further out. A wide range of life lives along the walls and in the many nooks and crannies with in the limestone itself. The base of the ledges grade into rubble and then into the fine white sand which makes up the beach. As it is close to shore a surge develops towards low tide that can make the closer in section unpleasant.
Along these walls there is a number species of hard and soft corals offering some great photo opportunities. A wide range of fish are also seen. A survey done in south passage at the southern end of the island reported 323 species of fish. This end does not appear to be much less. The beach is a nesting beach for loggerhead turtles and they are often seen in the waters of the bay. Dolphins, sharks, whales, manta rays and whale sharks are also seen in this area.
The large fish feeding event in early 2001 which featured hundreds of sharks, Brydes and humpback whales and large pelagic fish was between this reef and cape Inscription.
DIRECTIONS: Northern point of Dirk Hartog Island, just to the east of the Cape Inscription Lighthouse. The main bit of reef runs out from the beach just east of the old jetty pylons. This is about 20 Nautical miles from Denham and is exposed in northerly weather. This is rare but caution is required. The crossing from Denham is good in most conditions. In rough seas head across to homestead bay and follow the coast up. unless you are experienced in offshore boating use one of the many charter boats working out of Denham.
We at Shark Bay Car Hire can help you to get the most out of your visit to Australia’s Shark Bay, Denham and Monkey Mia.
- Suited For:Families,Adults (18+),Seniors
- Type:Charters & Rentals
- Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
Shark Bay is an adventure location and there’s no better way to explore the bay and hinterland areas. Our 4WD rental vehicles and sedans are beautifully maintained to ensure that your rental experience is completely trouble free.
No wonder Shark Bay Car Hire are generally regarded as the absolute best car rental outfit in the Bay. Put us to the test and you’re bound to be very satisfied.
To save you some time in organising your Shark Bay holiday you might care to utilise the links to some local services, found on the left hand side of this site.
Whilst you’re in the region you will of course want to visit MonkBut there’s heaps more to see whilst you’re hereabouts. You must check out our world famous World Heritage Region; it’s truly unique and you’ll have the capability to see all the best parts thanks to your rented vehicle from Shark Bay Car Hire.
Don’t overlook Western Australia’s spectacular inland scenery. You will be truly amazed at just how red the countryside can be around here.
By now you’re probably busting to get up here to Shark Bay, Denham and Monkey Mia in Western Australia. Just give us a call or send an email and we will reserve a top notch vehicle for your personal use. You’ll be all ready to strike out on your adventure holiday as soon as you arrive in town.
Enjoy the beauty of Shark Bay from the comfort of an air conditioned coach with a local guide. Stromatolites, Shell Beach, Sharks, Manta Rays, Dolphins and Dugong. Hot springs and fabulous food.
- Course Duration:Various Tours
- Tour Price:Various
Shark Bay World Heritage Region
See the beauty of Shark Bay from the comfort of an air conditioned mini-bus with Joy. Learn the story of the stromatolites. See amazing marine life. Experience Shell Beach.
Scenic Coach Tours
Our Scenic Coach Tours are fabulous value for money and include all the major attractions such as Monkey Mia, The Stromatolites, Eagle Bluff, Nanga Bay, Ocean Park shark feeding, Shell Beach and Denham town attractions.
Beautiful Holiday Apartment
Enjoy first rate holiday accommodation in our near new, fully self contained, 2 bedroom vacation unit. Fully self-contained with barbeque facilities and panoramic views over native bush and wildflowers.
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Experience Australia's Wild West, Shark Bay Dive offers scuba diving, snorkeling and scenic wildlife tours of Shark Bay, Steep Point and Dirk Hartog Island.
- Open days/Times:Mon to Sun: 9am - 5pm
- Tour Price:Prices vary depending on activity
- Activity:Diving,Four Wheel Driving,Whale Watching
- Suited For:Adults (18+)
- Tour Locations:Shark Bay
- Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
Shark Bay Dive
Shark Bay scuba diving is a once in a lifetime experience! Stunning corals, caves, sharks and schooling fish at the edge of Australia! They are the only company offering scuba diving tours to visitors of Denham and Monkey Mia.
Shark Bay Scenic Tours
Explore Steep Point and Dirk Hartog Island! Snorkel in the World Heritage listed waters of Shelter Bay. See dolphins, dugongs, sharks, rays and turtles. In season join Shark Bay Dive to watch humpback whales on their migration along the WA coast.
Dirk Hartog Island
Join Shark Bay Dive for a half day 4WD tour to Dirk Hartog Island. Experience the natural beauty of one of Australia's most historic and pristine attractions. A 4WD experience you won’t forget complete with homemade scones!
Discover the secrets of a beautiful land and understand the deep spiritual connection between the Nhanda and Malgana people and country.
- Activity:Aboriginal Bushfoods,Aboriginal Music, Art & Dance,Aboriginal Traditional Fishing,Four Wheel Driving,Kayak/Canoe/Raft,Aboriginal Owned & Operated
- Tour Duration:8:30am - 4:30pm
- Tour Price:From $75
- Suited For:Families
- Tour Locations:Shark Bay
Where desert meets the ocean…
Long before Europeans landed and settled in the Shark Bay area, the land and waters of Monkey Mia and surrounds provided a strong livelihood for the Nhanda and Malgana people.
Hundreds of years later Wula Guda Nyinda Aboriginal Cultural Tours provide the ultimate enriching experience of the Indigenous culture, history and tradition to visitors of Monkey Mia in Shark Bay, Western Australia.
Owned and operated by Darren “Capes” Capewell, a descendant of the Nhanda and Malgana people, the tours are the only Indigenous experience in Gutharraguda (Shark Bay), and aim to foster an understanding of the natural land, wildlife, stories and traditions of the region.
“Learn the secrets of my people and how we relate to the land, ocean and spirit of country,” said Capes.
"When you visit Monkey Mia it is easy to ‘see’ country, but to truly take something away with you – you need to feel the spirit of country. This is what I share with visitors. People walk away with a deeper appreciation of what country means to my people,” said Capes.
You will be captivated by the deep Aboriginal connections to Gutharraguda as you discover the secrets that have seen the land flourish for thousands of years. Encounter the landscape’s natural beauty and appreciate the Wula Guda Nyinda teachings of the profound relationship between the nature and humankind.
Discover traditional bush tucker, animal tracking techniques and medicinal plants. Immerse yourself in the sacred stories, legends and traditions that have built the strong cultural history of the world heritage listed Shark Bay.
We have developed a range of eco friendly non strenuous tours, each showcasing the very best of Shark Bay’s breathtaking natural environment. From a relaxing tour of Little lagoon on Stand-Up Paddleboards (SUP’s) to Kayaking, 4WD, Camping and even our unique Didgeridoo Dreaming Night Tour. We can even tailor a tour to include a range of experiences for indiviuals, groups or corporate training programs.