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Walking along the pristine beach at Denham you will be amazed by the extraordinary view of a white salt mountain at Useless Loop some 250 kilometres away. The salt mine produces the purest grade of salt in the world. Whilst not open to the public, those with a four wheel drive (4WD) vehicles can get closer to see this unusual sight. Whilst in Denham take a close look at the unusual material used to build St Andrews Church and Old Pearlers Restaurant. Comprising of tiny shells from nearby Shell Beach, these buildings were built by the town's original settlers. Stroll along the crisp clean sand or swim in the calm clear waters of the town's beach. Alternatively try your luck at fishing from the jetty or take a boat out for the larger catch. A trip to the region would not be complete without a visit the world famous Monkey Mia where dolphins come right into the shore to interact with humans, creating a truly unforgettable experience. Useless Loop and Denham are situated eight hours drive north of Perth.
Fishing is among the world's best at Dirk Hartog Island in the Shark Bay Marine Park. Throw in a line from the side of a boat and you could snare a pink snapper, mackerel, yellow-fin tuna or sailfish. Other amazing marine creatures are regularly spotted off the beaches of Dirk Hartog Island including pods of bottlenose dolphins, humpback whales, manta rays, dugong and turtles. This remote eco tourism island is a great place for four wheel driving along pristine beaches and over massive sand dunes. The snorkelling is out of this world, while the beaches are ideal for swimming and relaxing. Dirk Hartog Island has a unique place within Australia's history, as the site of the first recorded European landing on Australian soil, in 1616 by the island's namesake Dutch captain Dirk Hartog. This landing was more than 150 years before Captain James Cook officially discovered Australia. You can visit the island on a day trip from Denham, or pitch a tent and camp overnight. The island's homestead is located with the original limestone shearer's quarters, built over a century ago. It offers catered accommodation for up to 14 people.
Steep Point, the western most point of Australia, is a popular fishing area. It is part of Carrarang Station and salt mining country. Here you can see the magnificent Zuytdorp Cliffs, which rise to some 170 metres above sea level. When venturing into Steep Point, visitors should carry their own drinking water. Clough Engineering Group has a full time ranger at Steep Point. He will collect visitor entry fees for per day and per adult. These fees will be collected from visitors as he finds them during his daily rounds of the camping sites. Visitors are welcome to holiday at locations on the property, but are subject to the control and the direction of the ranger. Campers will initially be required to take firewood from areas that have not been depleted. It may be necessary to require campers to purchase firewood at the ranger's house to protect existing vegetation. While the property offers a long coastline, there are relatively few popular camping spots which have protection from southerly winds and access to good swimming and fishing waters. Areas away from these overcrowded camping spots such as boat camping spots on Bellefin Prong should continue to be freely available to campers.
Eagle Bluff features a spectacularly high cliff that overlooks the Denham Sound near Shark Bay. Walk along the boardwalk to see breathtaking views out across the water. Time your visit at sunset and you will witness one of the most magnificent sunset's in the west. This site is an excellent spot for divers and snorkelers. If you get a chance to get into the water you will be amazed by the abundance of fish and coral in this stretch of water and if you are lucky you may also see dolphins, sharks and dugongs. Keep an eye out for the extremely rare West Australian seahorse. While Eagle Bluff does not have an official camp site, by contacting the Shire of Shark Bay prior to your arrival you may be able to arrange to camp there and be fortunate enough to have the area to yourself for the night. Eagle Bluff is a 10.5 hour drive north of Perth.
The endangered dugong is nature's only vegetarian sea mammal. They resemble a walrus, related to the elephant, called a sea-cow and growing to three metres and weighing up to 400 kilograms. Around the world, dugongs have been hunted to near extinction. It is estimated that 10,000 dugongs live in the waters of Shark Bay, representing 10 per cent of the world's remaining population. Shark Bay is one of the world's largest and most secure population of this endangered mammal species. Closely linked with the mermaid myth, these alert, shy and curious creatures can live up to 70 years. Dugongs have a very low reproductive rate. Females don't produce their first calves until 12 to 17 years of age. Tours are available, offering visitors the unique opportunity to witness dugongs in the wild.
Denham's Little Lagoon is a magnificent stretch of calm water ideal for swimming, fishing and frolicking in the clear shallow pools. Small children will delight in the lovely calm waters making the lagoon a perfect day out for the whole family. Laze on the sandy beaches keeping an eye on the bird life that frequent the area, swim in the tranquil waters or take a boat out for a spot of fishing. Drive from Denham to Little Lagoon or alternatively take the Lagoon Point walk trail. Allow approximately two hours to walk from Denham. The trail will lead you to Little Lagoon and provides the opportunity to view plenty of plant and bird life along the way. Little Lagoon is just five kilometres from Denham and an eight hour drive north of Perth. Whilst in the area do not miss the opportunity to visit the world famous Monkey Mia, where dolphins come right into the shore to interact with visitors creating a truly unforgettable experience.
For a four wheel driving adventure along a scenic coastline with dramatic red cliffs and white sandy beaches, head to Francois Peron National Park in the Shark Bay World Heritage Area. Once a sheep station, the park is now one of the most important wilderness areas in Australia and is home to many rare and endangered species. From the cliff tops of Cape Peron you can see dugong, manta rays, turtles and sharks swimming in the water below. The Peron homestead precinct, just six kilometres off the Monkey Mia Road, has a visitor centre, a self guided station walk trail, picnic facilities and even a hot tub where you can soak in artesian water. There are plenty of outback camping facilities at Big Lagoon, Bottle Bay, Herald Bight and Gregories Francois Peron National Park is a 10 minute drive from Denham. Camping in Western Australia's natural areas is a special experience. Selected campgrounds from across the state are now bookable online for a trial period.
The snorkelling, swimming and fishing are world class at Shark Bay Marine Park about a day's drive north of Perth. The pristine waters of the park form part of the Shark Bay World Heritage area and meander across 1,500 kilometres of winding coastline which varies from rugged sea cliffs to tranquil lagoons and beaches that are perfect for swimming. 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. 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. Getting to Shark Bay Marine Park is easy - you can drive there in a day from Perth or fly in about two hours to Denham.
Formed from billions of tiny shells, aptly named Shell Beach in the Shark Bay World Heritage Area is popular for swimming, beach combing and relaxing in the sunshine. Shell Beach is one of only a handful of places on earth where shells replace beach sand in such a dramatic and picturesque way. The beach stretches for more than 100 kilometres with shells between seven and ten metres deep. A walk on Shell Beach is like no other. Incredibly, the beach is made up of shells from just one type of animal, making it truly unique. In years gone by, the shells were hard packed, cut into blocks and used to construct a number of historic buildings in the nearby town of Denham. To get there, drive about 45 minutes from Denham - it's accessible to all vehicles. You can fly to Denham from Perth or it takes about a day to drive there from Perth.
Town Bluff is a pleasant 10 minute walk along the shores of Denham in the state's north. Beachcombers will be pleasantly surprised by the rich diversity of treasures to be found in the sands. The views back to the town and beyond are superb and you will be amazed to see the striking salt mountain at Useless Loop some 250 kilometres away. The town of Denham has many attractions on offer as does the surrounding region. Take a short 15 minute drive to Eagle Bluff for a unique opportunity to witness dugongs coming close to the shore to feed on sea grass. Alternatively get into the water for a closer look at these intriguing creatures and look out for the extremely rare West Australian seahorse. Just a short drive from Denham is the world famous Monkey Mia where dolphins come right into the shore to interact with humans, creating a truly unforgettable experience. Town Bluff is located in the town of Denham, which is a 10 hour drive north of Perth.