Shark Bay World Heritage Drive

Natural Attractions

The easy, 160 kilometres drive Top Trail, from Overlander to Monkey Mia, takes in all the significant features that give Shark Bay its World Heritage Listing. 800 kilometres from Perth, Western Australia, Shark Bay is the most western point of the coast of Australia and is made up of two peninsulas jutting out into the Indian Ocean.

Shark Bay has many unique features including the largest sea grass beds in the world – providing food for the dugong (sea cow), Shell Beach – where tiny cockleshell flourish in the big salty bay, Monkey Mia – home to a pod of dolphins that freely interact with visitors, the stromatolites of Hamelin Bay – earth’s first life forms and the rare and endangered mammals of the area.

A multi day, self drive tour over bitumen and some gravel is designed to take in all of these very special features, with interpretive and directional signage along the way.

You can even visit the Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery Centre for information on the drive trail, whales, manta rays, turtles, sharks, fish species, walk trails and the World Heritage features throughout the Shark Bay area.


Barbeque Carpark Coach Parking Interpretive Centre Pet Friendly Picnic Area Public Telephone Public Toilet


Camping Fishing Scenic Drives Snorkelling Swimming


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Shark Bay World Heritage Drive, Hamelin Pool, Western Australia

Shark Bay World Heritage Drive

Hamelin Pool, Shark Bay

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