Shark Bay, Western Australia

Shark Bay Marine Park

Over 70% of the Shark Bay World Heritage Area is marine and many of the reasons for Shark Bay’s World Heritage listing are within these waters. The shallow and mostly protected bays host over 10,000 dugongs; the world’s largest seagrass beds; and representatives of the earth’s oldest lifeforms, stromatolites.

In this part of the world it's easy to find your very own slice of pure white sand and turquoise water. Spend a lazy afternoon spotting amazing sea creatures like rare turtles, whales, dolphins and dugong. To get and upclose look at these marine animals book a tour on Aristocat 2 or Shotover.

In the mornings, head to Monkey Mia to go dolphin watching and see a pod of wild dolphins swim to shore most days to be hand fed.

Huge seagrass meadows found in the Shark Bay Marine Park support a big variety of fish, making the fishing especially good and the diving world class.

The best known dive sites are Monkey Rock and the wreck of the "Gudrun" where you'll see schools of brightly coloured fish and corals.

Download the Shark Bay Marine Reserves brochure for details.