About Shark Bay

Where is Shark Bay?

Map of Australia showing location of Shark Bay

Shark Bay lies on the extreme western coast of Australia between 24 and 27 degrees south of the equator. It is approximately 800km north of Perth, the capital of the state of Western Australia. Shark Bay comprises two large, shallow embayments, numerous islands and a coastline over 1500km long.

What is there to see in World Heritage listed Shark Bay?

  • Bottle-nose dolphin

    Visit Monkey Mia's world famous dolphins here!

  • Francois Peron National Park

    Visit spectacular Francois Peron National Park here!

  • Stromatolites of Hamelin Pool

    Visit the world's best examples of stromatolites here!

Download the Shark Bay World Heritage brochure (3.2MB) here.

Shark Bay wildlife fact sheets