Located 837 kilometres northwest of Perth in Western Australia on the Coral Coast, Denham is considered the gateway to the Shark Bay World Heritage Area and is the westernmost town in Australia. Kite surfing, diving, snorkelling, fishing, windsurfing, boating, and swimming are in abundant supply in this truly stunning destination. The town’s roots lie in pearl fishing, before slowly evolving into the major tourist destination it is today as the first stop before exploring all that Shark Bay has to offer. A small and picturesque beach and jetty are both popular to visit for fishing and boating, and there are many restaurants and cafes for hungry travellers.
Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery & Visitors Centre teaches visitors about the history and importance of Shark Bay, learning about the abundant and unique surrounding attractions. Four kilometres to the north of Denham and covering 52,000 hectares is the Francois Peron National Park. Here, the turquoise sea meets shocking red desert cliffs and boasts white beaches, sand plains, and arid desert shrubland, and is a haven for birds, rare reptiles, and marsupials.
Learn about the local Aboriginal culture and lose yourself in stories of the Dreamtime at this amazing nighttime experience under the stars. Enjoy a Welcome to Country smoking ceremony around the campfire and transcend into the fascinating history of the Gutharraguda (the Aboriginal name for Shark Bay) with the ancient sounds of a didgeridoo meditation and Dreamtime stories. In Aboriginal Culture the didgeridoo is traditionally only played by men, and during this tour, they will be offered the opportunity to learn while ladies will be offered a lesson in playing the conch shell and tapping sticks. Enjoy fresh seafood and bush tucker cooked on the campfire while you immerse yourself in the wonder of the flora and fauna surrounding you - a chance to spot kangaroos, echidnas and other fascinating native animals.
Enjoy a fun-filled day with lots of wildlife on this amazing kayaking adventure exploring the magnificent Shark Bay World Heritage Area. Your day begins as you are picked up in Denham and make the 4WD adventure out to your paddling location at Big Lagoon in Francois Peron National Park. Along the way, you will stop to look for bush foods and learn about medicinal plants, animal tracking and more. Once you arrive at your kayaking destination you will be offered morning tea, before a quick safety induction. Paddle out across crystal clear waters, and spot wildlife including turtles, rays, sharks and the elusive dugong. You will also take regular stops for a relaxing swim or snorkel in the shallow bays or walk through the stunning coastal landscapes. Your day finishes with a luxurious soak in the hot tub at Peron Homestead before being returned to your accommodation in Denham.
Enjoy a fun-filled day on this amazing 4WD adventure exploring the South Peron area and learning about local Aboriginal culture and history. With an experienced guide, you will take the road less travelled and immerse yourself in this spectacular, World Heritage-listed location. Your day begins as you are picked up from your Denham accommodation and set off four-wheel driving through spectacular landscapes. Drive down remote bush tracks and stand atop spectacular lookouts high above the ocean, having fun spotting turtles, sharks, the elusive dugong, rays, fish and other amazing marine life. You will visit the world-famous natural phenomenon, the Stromatolites at Hamelin Pool, referred to as 'Our Old People' by local Nhanda and Malgana Aboriginal people. Other locations you will visit along the way include Shell Beach, Nanga, Goulet Bluff, Fowlers Camp and Eagle Bluff.
Enjoy a fun-filled day on this amazing 4WD adventure exploring the magnificent Francois Peron National Park (Wulyibidi). With its striking contrast of colours between white beaches, red cliffs and turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, Francois Peron National Park is, without doubt, one of Australia's most iconic parks. With an experienced guide you can visit places rarely seen and immerse yourself in this spectacular World Heritage listed location.
Your day begins as you are picked up from your Denham accommodation and set off four wheel driving through spectacular landscapes. Learn about the amazing conservation work being done today to restore the balance of nature, look for turtles, dugongs, Thorny Devils and other endangered wildlife, and visit fantastic lookouts including Skipjack Point and Cape Peron. Enjoy a refreshing swim in one of the sheltered bays before ending your day with a relaxing soak in the natural hot tub at Peron Homestead.
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