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The hub of Shark Bay

Denham is a good place to start your holiday in Shark Bay. A number of tours leave from here, and you can find out more about the area by visiting the Shark Bay Visitor Centre.

The town itself has its own unique story. Following various expeditions to the area in the 17th and 18th centuries, the coast remained uninhabited by Europeans until the middle of the 19th century. You can read about the first European visitors on our History page.

Lieutenant Helpman was the first to find pearls in WA when he discovered Shark Bay’s abundance of dense pearl-shell oyster beds in 1854.

The township of Denham began as a pearling camp named, appropriately, Freshwater Camp. It was renamed after Captain Henry Denham charted the Shark Bay coastline, and is now the hub of the region with a number of accommodation, tour and dining options.

As you stroll around the town, look out for buildings that have evidence of shells used in construction. The shells were taken from Shell Beach – a vast 120 km stretch of coastline made up entirely of tiny white shells up to 10 metres deep. In the Shark Bay sunshine, the effect is stunning.

Shell Beach is 45 km south-east of Denham and worth a stop on your way to or from the town.



Shark Bay Cottages

Located just a stone’s throw away from the beautiful pristine coastline, Shark Bay cottage and offer views to die for.  Matched with affordable prices and comfortable accommodation facilities, this is the perfect way to experience your Shark Bay holiday!


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Denham Seaside Tourist Village

Fabulous beach front location. Spectacular ocean views. Walking distance to boat ramps, beaches, restaurants, shops and hotels. Free Wifi hotspot at reception. Large powered sites. Free gas BBQ’s located throughout the park, big camp kitchen. Only 15 minute drive to see the famous dolphins.


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Tradewinds Seafront Apartments

Located beside the ocean in Shark Bay, Tradewinds Seafront Apartments offer self-contained waterfront holiday apartments and is the ideal accommodation for your visit to Denham and the famous Monkey Mia dolphins.


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Tradewinds Seafront Apartments

Oceanside Village

Beachfront villas at Oceanside Village offer modern 3½ * AAA rated, self contained beach front holiday resort villas at excellent prices and just a short drive to the Monkey Mia dolphin beach, and the gateway to Francois Peron National Park.  Free WiFi & Foxtel, ample boat and trailer parking, swimming pool, guest laundry and BBQ area.


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Wildsights Villas

50 metres from the beach…. is a collection of private, cavity brick and tiled roof villas that are bright, spacious, cheery, fully self contained and only 15 minutes drive from Monkey Mia.

Walk across the street for a swim. Breathe the fresh sea air and enjoy a sundowner with your front row seat of glorious sunsets.


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Monkey Mia Wildsights

Blue Dolphin Caravan Park

Blue Dolphin Caravan Park and Holiday Village is your best value for money in Denham Western Australia. We’re right at the heart of the Shark Bay and close to Monkey Mia. The beach and supermarket are just a few steps away from our front entrance. It’s simply a perfect location.


Blue Dolphin Caravan Park

Shark Bay Hotel

We strive on delivering friendly and efficient service.  You will enjoy chatting with the many characters of Shark Bay who entertain us and our visitors with their stories.  You can spend even more time at the hotel by staying in one of our 11 motel rooms which are designed to give you a comfortable sleep without breaking your budget.



Heritage Resort

Our Shark Bay resort accommodation offers exceptional value to discerning travellers. All resort facilities are first class. Recreation and dining services are without peer. As part of the World Heritage Listed Shark Bay area you can be assured of a warm welcome and personalised hospitality.


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Heritage Resort

Shark Bay Caravan Park

We offer good comfortable budget holiday accommodation at very affordable prices. We have a range of campsites, cabins, cottages and chalet accommodations to suit every holiday maker.



Kayak & Snorkel – Wula Guda Nyinda Eco Adventures

Wula Guda Nyinda Eco Adventures operates a Didgeridoo Dreaming night tour, kayaking and snorkelling tours, and 4WD adventures  tours designed like no other to explore the cultural ties of the local Nhanda and Malgana Aboriginal people to Gutharraguda (local Aboriginal name for Shark Bay meaning ‘Two Waters’).


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Scuba Diving & Snorkelling – Ocean Park

You’ll view the stunning beauty of Shelter Bay, take in the Zuytdorp Cliffs, see Steep Point and even set foot on Dirk Hartog Island.

We’ll also get you in the water for a snorkel at a picturesque spot over lunch.  Our skipper and guides are full of knowledge about the area and to make your journey even more enjoyable.

You’ll receive a marine life briefing on the local wildlife and a maritime history briefing and  all your snorkelling equipment will be provided as well as a scrumptious lunch.


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4WD – Ocean Park

FRANCOIS PERON NATIONAL PARK, DIRK HARTOG ISLAND, STEEP POINT

Join us for a adventure and excitement in Shark Bay and is a mecca for nature lovers around the world.

The region is an excellent four wheel driving area, with red sand dunes covered by acacia and surrounded,  by the beautiful waters of the Shark Bay World Heritage area.   Dramatic cliffs and white sandy beaches complete the picturesque natural landscape.


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Didgeridoo Dreaming – Wula Guda Nyinda Eco Adventures

Wula Guda Nyinda Eco Adventures operates a Didgeridoo Dreaming night tour, kayaking and snorkelling tours, and 4WD adventures  tours designed like no other to explore the cultural ties of the local Nhanda and Malgana Aboriginal people to Gutharraguda (local Aboriginal name for Shark Bay meaning ‘Two Waters’).


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Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery & Visitor Centre

Showcasing internationally inspired collections with today’s interactive technology, the Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery Centre is a ‘must see’ on any travellers itinerary. Its a self guided tour and your entry fee includes  a multi  day pass so if you don’t manage to get through all the displays you can return again to continue your Shark Bay journey (just keep your receipt)

Here you can discover the ‘real’ Shark Bay, full of natural wonders, world heritage, adventure and historic treasures of Dutch, English and French explorers from as early as 1616.



Shark Bay Aviation

Scenic flights of Shark Bay and surrounding areas, day trips to outstanding destinations, plus general air charters to your choice of destinations.


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Mac Attack Fishing Charters

Experience the best in fishing charters, customized full-day boat charters and marine wildlife tours with Mac Attack Fishing Charters!



Paddle Boarding (SUP) – Wula Guda Nyinda Eco Adventures

Wula Guda Nyinda tour company hires out paddle boards – great fun for the whole family! Contact us for information.


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4WD Self Drive Hire – Wicked Campers

$299 **24 hour** rental 5 seater 4WD & Rooftop Tent!

Francois Peron National Park is an untouched coastal wonderland where red sand cliffs meet pure white sandy beaches and azure blue water.  With numerous crystal clear lagoons, abundant sea life, emus and kangaroos is a real 4WD Adventure!


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Ocean Park Aquarium

The Ocean Park Aquarium near Denham is an exciting ecotourism venture that gives visitors the opportunity to see and learn about the wonders of the marine environment. Opened in July 2000, Ocean Park is now a popular tourism attraction as well as a recognised conservation and marine research facility.


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4WD & Camping – Wula Guda Nyinda Eco Adventures

Wula Guda Nyinda Eco Adventures operates a Didgeridoo Dreaming night tour, kayaking and snorkelling tours, and 4WD adventures  tours designed like no other to explore the cultural ties of the local Nhanda and Malgana Aboriginal people to Gutharraguda (local Aboriginal name for Shark Bay meaning ‘Two Waters’).


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