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This UNESCO World Heritage site is famous for its blistering beaches, sparkling waters and vibrant red dunes, and is also home to an extraordinary range of aquatic life and boasts the country’s longest wildflower season.

Often overshadowed by the rival attraction of the visiting dolphins at Monkey Mia a few miles away, the Shark Bay Marine Park provides a far less commercial experience.

Wildlife and walking

A host of walking trails link rugged sea cliffs to tranquil lagoons where unspoiled environments of coral, mangrove and huge seagrass meadows support a prolific amount of sea life including nesting turtles, whales and dolphins.

Scratch the surface and you will find graceful dugong and the curious living fossils of stromatolites at Hamelin Pools. At François Peron National Park, the Eden Initiative is working to reintroduce animals threatened with extinction.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Shark Bay

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Shark Bay, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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    Places near Shark Bay

    Accommodation choices for Shark Bay

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Shark Bay. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

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      Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

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      Located in the heart of the Shark Bay World Heritage region of Western Australia, the Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort overlooks the famous Dolphin Beach.