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On the westernmost point of Australia, Shark Bay offers more than sheer adventure and unbelievable fishing. It dazzles visitors with its vivid red dunes and white beaches, and its wealth of wildlife and flora – all earning the area World Heritage status. Stand-out sights on the Shark Bay World Heritage Drive include the Hamelin Pool stromatolites, Shell Beach and Eagle Bluff.

North of Shark Bay is Carnarvon, with its bounty of delicious produce. The region is steeped in history, with 2016 marking the 400th year since a European explorer set foot on an offshore island. The bustling town’s scenic waterway offers fascinating glimpses into its maritime past.

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As the weather cools, get talking to visitors, and you’ll soon realise some planned to stay only a few days, but wound up spending weeks soaking up the winter sun and laidback lifestyle of this unique ocean escape.

Top 10
  1. Meet the world-famous dolphins at Monkey Mia.
  2. Take a Didgeridoo Dreaming tour under a starry night sky, with Wula Guda Nyinda Eco Adventures.
  3. Watch sea spray rise up to 20m high at the natural Blowholes, 70km north of Carnarvon.
  4. Dine at the One Mile Jetty heritage precinct and return on the Coffee Pot train.
  5. Visit 110km Shell Beach, made up of billions of tiny white shells, up to 10m deep. There are only two beaches in the world like it.
  6. Join the locals catching squid off the floodlit Denham Jetty once the sun sets.
  7. Hop on a boat and visit the Monkey Mia pearl farm.
  8. Go charter fishing or sailing in Shark Bay.
  9. Hike the 1.5km Wanamalu Trail between Cape Peron and Skipjack Point in Francois Peron National Park.
  10. View Shark Bay’s marine life at Ocean Park Aquarium, on a boat tour, or from the air on a scenic flight.

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Bay Lodge

Motel and 2 bedroom self-catering accommodation. 24km from Monkey Mia. New complex and fully air-conditioned.

Details

  • Type:Backpackers/Hostels
  • Facilities:Pool
  • Price Range:Under $50

Description

Completed in June 99 this beach front lodge is close to shops and restaurants.

Best Western Hospitality Inn Carnarvon

Ideally located, the Best Western Hospitality Inn Carnarvon offers spacious, well appointed Motel Rooms and an on-site licensed restaurant and pool.

  • Rating:3.5 star

Details

  • Type:Motel,1 - 3 Stars
  • Facilities:Bar,Pool,Restaurant,Room Service,Family Friendly
  • Capacity:50,21 - 50

Description

Ideally located close to the centre of Carnarvon, the Best Western Hospitality Inn offers spacious, well appointed Motel Rooms along with an on-site licensed restaurant, swimming pool and complimentary guest laundry.

After a hectic day exploring the local sights of Carnarvon and surrounding areas, you can relax by our swimming pool, or enjoy a casual meal in our attractive barbecue area. For more formal dining, Sails licensed restaurant provides excellent a-la-carte dining each evening and buffet or cooked to order breakfast each morning.

Facilities
The Best Western Hospitality Inn Carnarvon has a range of facilities that guests can use, including; mini bars, Foxtel, barbecue facilities, guest laundry, licensed restaurant, fax facility and swimming pool.

Accommodation
Enjoy the comfortable and well-appointed rooms at the Best Western Hospitality Inn Carnarvon.

Our comfortable, spacious and air-conditioned motel rooms offer our business and leisure guests a queen sized bed, lounge, table and chairs, free Foxtel (6 channels), tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar and fridge, data ports and a direct dial phone. The rooms also offer a hairdryer, iron and ironing board.  All rooms are serviced daily.
 
Room service is also available during restaurant hours and all rooms are non smoking.

Restaurant
Sails Restaurant is a fully licensed A La Carte restaurant located within Best Western Hospitality Inn Carnarvon, offering an exciting Seafood/Mediterranean style menu, which boasts high quality food at affordable prices. A special children’s menu is also available for children 12 years and under.
Sails also offer a range of alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, coffee and tea.

Business
With over 45 years experience Best Western Hospitality Inn Carnarvon understands the unique requirements for the corporate traveller. The property strives to build strong relationships with our valued corporate clientele and maintain and enhance these relationships on a personal level.

Well appointed comfortable Motel Rooms with all facilities. Mini bar, free in house movies, work desk, broadband internet service and data port in all rooms.
 

BIG4 Plantation Caravan Park

Welcome to Carnarvon's Accommodation Tourist Caravan Park. WA's Coral Coast, BIG4 PLANTATION CARAVAN PARK offers a range of accommodation including Powered Sites, Ensuite Sites and Private Ensuite Cabins. 5th Wheeler and large van friendly.

Details

  • Type:Caravan Parks

Description

BIG4 Plantation Caravan Park. The park offers tree-lined, bitumen roads, laundry facilities, outdoor kitchen, free BBQ's, below ground pool, children's playground and much more. BIG4 Plantation Caravan Park is known as a peaceful, shady park with the convenience of a 24 hour star-mart nearby. Both powered sites and ensuite cabins are available all year round. BIG4 Plantation Caravan Park has large sites with some drive-through sites for your ease. Carnarvon is famous for fishing, mild climate all year round, station tours and plantation tours. Fresh produce markets from April to October every year form part of the unique Carnarvon experience. Carnarvon Bowling Club, Tennis Club, Golf Club and Bingo Club welcome all visitors.

Reception hours are 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6pm Saturday and 9am to 6pm Sunday ALL year.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Caravan and Holiday Park in Carnarvon along Western Australia's Coral Coast and making your next BIG4 experience a great one! Wireless Internet. BIG4 Plantation Caravan Park "Shadiest and Greenest Park in Carnarvon and where you'll be welcomed” come and relax - stay a while and say G'day! KIDS enjoy the Bouncing Castle!

Coral Coast Tourist Park

Stay central at the only park right in town.

  • Rating:4 star

Details

  • Type:Caravan Parks,Chalets,4 - 5 Stars
  • Capacity:51 - 100
  • Facilities:Pool

Description

The most convenient location for holiday accommodation when visiting Carnarvon has to be the Coral Coast Tourist Park. Located right in the heart of Carnarvon, you’re walking distance from the town centre and magnifi cent waterways. Catering for all travellers, choose from powered sites to deluxe spa accommodation and use the tourist park as your ideal base to explore all the attractions Carnarvon and its surrounds have to offer.

 

Denham Seaside Caravan Park

Clean and quiet premises.

Details

  • Type:Caravan Parks
  • Facilities:Pool
  • Price Range:Under $50
  • Capacity:51 - 100

Description

Denham Seaside Tourist Village

The only beach front caravan park in Denham. Shady sites, some with ensuite facilities. Air conditioned cabin accommodation also available.

Details

  • Type:Caravan Parks,4 - 5 Stars
  • Capacity:51 - 100
  • Price Range:Under $50

Description

Overlooking the waters of Shark Bay this caravan park offers amazing views. Although primarily catering for caravans and campers, you can also stay in one of the 10 new ensuite cabins with air-conditioning and TV. Private BBQ's also available. Located opposite Foodland.

Gateway Motel

Single, double and family rooms to choose from as well as self-contained units. Colour TV and ensuite bathrooms feature in the rooms.

Details

  • Facilities:Pool,Bar,Restaurant,Room Service
  • Price Range:$50-$100
  • Type:Motel
  • Capacity:51 - 100

Description

Gnaraloo Station

Gnaraloo is a working pastoral station and wilderness tourism business adjacent to the Ningaloo Marine Park, 150 kilometers north of Carnarvon, in WA.

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Description

Gnaraloo Station

Found at the southern entrance of the Ningaloo Marine Park Ningaloo Reef, this wilderness tourism business and working pastoral station offers the real thing - an Australian outback experience like

  • Price:From $18.00 per adult for camping off peak and from $120.00 based on 2 adults in a new cabin
  • Rating:3 star

Details

  • Type:Camping Grounds,Backpackers/Hostels,Chalets,Farm Stay
  • Facilities:Family Friendly,Pets Allowed
  • Capacity:100+
  • Wheelchair Access:No

Description

Gnaraloo Station is set at the southern entrance of the Ningaloo Marine Park in Ningaloo Reef, 150 km north of Carnarvon.

Surrounded by coastline, guests can engage in various activities such as fishing, snorkelling, surfing, kitesurfing and windsurfing. Gnaraloo Bay is 7 km from the property, an ideal location to launch your boat or cruise the sandy beaches.

 

Hamelin Pool Caravan Park

  • (08) 9942 5905

Hamelin Pool Caravan Park have powered and unpowererd sites available as well as a lawned camping area and shaded picnic area with BBQ facilities and fully equipped campers kitchen.

Details

  • Type:Apartments

Description

Attractions include the world-famous Hamelin Pool Stromatolites, Shell Block Quarry and Historic Telegraph Station. Guided tours of the Telegraph Station include a special Stromatolite Discovery presentation.

Hamelin Pool Caravan Park

Located directly opposite the Hamelin Pool Stromatolites and historic Shell Quarry, Hamelin Pool Caravan Park features an outdoor pool, BBQ facilities and an onsite restaurant.

  • Rating:3 star

Details

  • Type:Caravan Parks,1 - 3 Stars
  • Capacity:27,21 - 50
  • Facilities:Pets Allowed,Pool,Restaurant
  • Price Range:Under $50

Description

Located directly opposite the Hamelin Pool Stromatolites and historic Shell Quarry, Hamelin Pool Caravan Park features an outdoor pool, BBQ facilities and an onsite restaurant. The property offers both dormitory-style and private rooms. Hamelin Pool Caravan Park is adjacent to the Old Telegraph Station site, built in 1884. It is 30 minutes' drive from Shell Beach and a 1.5 hour drive from Francois Peron National Park.

Accommodation options include private rooms and dormitories. The private rooms offer air-conditioning, a kitchenette and a flat-screen TV with a DVD player. Dorm rooms offer towels, bed linen and access to shared bathroom facilities.

Guests can prepare a meal using the shared kitchen, or socialise in the shared lounge. Other facilities include a tour desk and a gift shop.

Come stay with us and explore the Shark Bay world Heritage Area, Monkey Mia, Steep Point and many other attractions.

Heritage Resort Shark Bay

A haven of comfort and elegance, right in the heart of Denham, the commercial centre of the region. Heritage Resort takes you far from the pressures of the city, without leaving behind the comforts of home.

  • Rating:4 star

Details

  • Price Range:$300 - $600,$100-$200,$200-$300
  • Type:4 - 5 Stars,Hotel/Resort
  • Capacity:21 - 50,86
  • Facilities:Bar,Pool,Restaurant,Conference Facilities,Family Friendly,Functions,On the Water,Wheelchair Access

Description

Waterfront Shark Bay holiday accommodation is awaiting your arrival in the superb 4 star Heritage Resort hotel in Denham on Shark Bay in Western Australia. Tqual Registered

The resort boasts all the modern conveniences that you would expect of its four star status.

•    Bistro restaurant serving only the freshest of locally harvested seafood.

•    Swimming pool and sunbathing deck.

•    In-house liquor store open 7 days a week.

•    Wheel chair and disabled access facilities.

•    Foxtel Cable TV (8 Channels) + Imparja Channel

Cocktail lounge and saloon bar for unwinding after a day of taking in the best the area has to offer.

Crystal clear waters of Shark Bay just metres away.

Car and motor scooter rentals.

Helpful management and staff whose sole aim is to make your stay an enjoyable one.

Check in from 2.00 pm. Check out before 10.00 am.

If you’re looking for a memorable Western Australian holiday in a part of the world that can only be described as paradise on earth, then the waterfront Heritage Resort Shark Bay hotel is waiting to welcome you.

Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

The only place to meet the magical dolphins of Monkey Mia...

  • Rating:3.5 star

Details

  • Type:Hotel/Resort,1 - 3 Stars
  • Capacity:51 - 100,84
  • Facilities:Pool,Bar,Restaurant,Conference Facilities,Family Friendly,Functions,On the Water,Tennis Courts,Wheelchair Access
  • Price Range:Under $50,$300 - $600

Description

Our story…

"Monkey Mia is a perfect place to visit any time of the year as its Mediterranean Climate and absolute beachfront accommodation offer sunshine, blue skies and still waters 320 days a year."

Monkey Mia is located midway up West Australian Coastline in the heart of the Shark Bay World Heritage Area.

The Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort is the only accommodation at Monkey Mia and has been a proud supporter of the Monkey Mia Dolphin research for more than a decade. The Resort offers accommodation to travellers of all budgets.

The Resort supports one of the world’s leading interactive dolphin experiences with the most reliable and frequent human-dolphin interaction program - which is completely FREE. Monkey Mia was the first of its kind in Australia to offer such an experience and the only place in Australia where dolphin visitation is daily, rather than seasonal.

It is also the ONLY property in Australia where the beach isn’t separated from the resort by a road. The resort is in-fact located directly on the beach. Its position within Shark Bay faces north so the area is protected from sea breezes year round making it a safe and peaceful, natural destination.

The Resort can cater for all budgets with different options to accommodate backpackers, caravans and campers through to 3.5 star family and couples ensuring all holidaymakers can experience the natural wonders of Shark Bay.

With its untouched natural surroundings both onshore and off, Monkey Mia is the top behaviour research site in the world for bottlenose dolphins, tiger-sharks and dugongs (sea mermaids). Our support of animal behaviour research helps us be up-to-date with the latest information on the mammals and fish that dwell in our surroundings.

Accommodation to suit all tastes...

The Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort has accommodation options for all travellers available all year round. (Subject to availability at the time of booking.)


Exceptional facilities are available to all guests including two restaurants, two bars, swimming pool, hot tub and tennis court.


Additional facilities include internet café, BBQs, mini-mart and laundries.

Dolphins are just the beginning...

Once, the wild dolphins were the sole attraction at Monkey Mia. Today there is so much happening you'll want to stay forever!

Whatever your holiday style, Monkey Mia has the perfect blend of onshore and offshore activities to make your holiday a magical encounter. Cruise, sail or snorkel the crystal-clear water or relax on a morning camel ride. Watch the dolphins feed or unleash the adventurer within you on an Aboriginal Cultural Walk.

Oceanside Village

Near new 3½ star deluxe holiday villas at truly excellent prices. Oceanside Village nestles by the ocean shore in Denham right in the heart of the Shark Bay World Heritage Region. You couldn't have a better holiday location and it's only a short hop from Monkey Mia Beach and the world famous Monkey Mia dolphins.

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Description

Near new 3½ star deluxe holiday villas at truly excellent prices. Oceanside Village nestles by the ocean shore in Denham right in the heart of the Shark Bay World Heritage Region. You couldn't have a better holiday location and it's only a short hop from Monkey Mia Beach and the world famous Monkey Mia dolphins.

This is the newest holiday accommodation and resort complex in Denham, the town which serves the entire Shark Bay and Monkey Mia region.

Free standing air-conditioned self contained one and two bedroom beachfront villas in an extremely quiet location just an easy 2 minute walk to town and supermarket.

Fishing, snorkelling, diving and all other forms of marine recreation are quite out of this world in the Shark Bay World Heritage Area. And whilst you're here be sure to take a short dolphin and dugong cruise to see these marvellous creatures in their natural habitat. There are also wonderful areas to explore by car, 4WD or tourist bus. If you like the healthy outdoor life you've come to the right place.

The fun doesn't stop when the sun goes down. There are good on-site barbeque facilities and each villa has its own private verandah with comfortable outdoor furniture. It's a great time to relax under a balmy tropical sky and join fellow guests in some impromptu partying around the outdoor gazebo.

Frankly you couldn't make a finer decision than to book your next vacation at the brand new Oceanside Village resort. It's the latest jewel in the Shark Bay and Denham tourism crown.

With our clear calm waters and the reliable on-shore winds, Shark Bay is  Western Australia's undiscovered sailboard and kite-boarding destination. Make sure you give it a go.

Plantation Caravan Park

  • humphrey@wn.com.au
  • (08) 9941 8100

Self-contained park cabins. Pool, playground, bbq, full laundry and coach bays. Seasonal sausage sizzle. Campers welcome.

Details

  • Type:1 - 3 Stars,Caravan Parks
  • Capacity:51 - 100
  • Price Range:Under $50

Description

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