Dolphin from Monkey Mia
Dolphin Shark bay by Peter Ichman, cropped. Available at and released under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0. Full terms at

Tourism in Shark Bay Region

Shark Bay is a World Heritage Site in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia.  The main town in the region is Denham which is 820 kilometers north of Perth and can easily be accessed via car in a single day driving.

The region is great for family holidays with many tourist destinations in the region.  One of the most popular tourist destinations in the region, Monkey Mia is only 26km along a sealed road from Denham with the famed Dolphin visits daily.  The Francois Peron National Park is a gorgeous and largely untouched piece of parkland with trails to 4WD through with many destinations within including Bottle Bay, Cape Peron, Herald Bight and more.

Steep Point, the most westerly point of the Australian Continent is 250km away, but is a much longer drive due to off-road trail required to get there, but rewards fisherman with a varied and challenging catch.  There is a globally unique area with the stromatolites within Hamelin Pool, which has the best example of these unique living fossils found in the world.

Within Denham town you can visit local tourist destinations such as Ocean Park Aquariums, Blue Lagoon Pearls, and other region specific businesses to patronize.

The industry of the regions is led by fishing and tourism, with low resource mining activities leaves the area untouched and in fantastic condition.  Truly one of the most beautiful places in the world, Shark Bay region is worth a visit.