HOW TO GET TO SHARK BAY
Western Airlines and Skywest Airlines offer regular air services to Denham-Shark Bay from Perth. Private Air Charters are available. Feature Tours and Greyhound offer six services a week from Perth to Overlander. A connecting service operates from the Overlander to Nanga, Denham and Monkey Mia. Private bus charter, hire cars and a taxi service are also available.
• • • •DRIVE YOURSELF • • • •
Shark Bay is 850 kilometres from Perth, a distance which can be completed comfortably in a day's drive through some of the most beautiful wildflower and farming country in Australia. Leave early as most roads north of Northhampton are unfenced, so stock and wildlife can be a hazard after dark. Ask for a copy of the self-drive holiday guide. Your nearest tourist bureau or travel agent has details of air and coach services from Perth.
• • • • DENHAM • • • •
Once a thriving Pearling Town boasting the only street in the world to be paved in pearl shell. The small seaside town of Denham has become the centre of Shark Bay's tourism and fishing industries. Visitors will enjoy the town's easy going charm. Several buildings have been built of local shell blocks including St Andrews Church and the Old Pearler Restaurant on Knight Terrace.
The town has clean and safe swimming beaches - tours and cruises to the nearby Francois Peron National Park, strommatolites, Shell Beach, Big Lagoon, Dirk Hartog Island, Steep Point and South Passage - supermarkets - restaurants and take-away food outlets - boat ramp - caravan parks - self contained villas and resort accommodation and backpackers lodge.
• • • •NANGA • • • •
Just 50 km south of Denham, Nanga is a working sheep station now catering for tourists. The homestead is built of local shell block cut from a nearby quarry. Facilities include a restaurant and store - boat ramp - caravan park - self-contained villas - motel and backpacker accommodation.
• • • •MONKEY MIA • • • •
The Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort has self contained motel style villas, backpacker accommodation and a caravan park and runs a restaurant and store. A resident naturalist is on hand to ensure you get the most out of your stay.
Facilities provided by CALM and the Shire include a visitor centre, boat ramp, jetty, boardwalk, grassed area and toilets.
Shark Bay Tourism Association Inc