Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery Centre

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Shark Bay’s World Heritage values on display all under the one roof

Shark Bay is one of Australia’s most important natural treasures and is amongst a small group of sites worldwide that meet all four natural criteria for World Heritage listing. So what makes Shark Bay special? To get all of the answers you need visit just one place – the Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery Centre.

Located in the main street of Denham, this modern centre showcases the natural and cultural values of the area through a series of informative and interactive exhibits. The centre celebrates Shark Bay's diversity of eco-systems and explores the area's World Heritage listing, natural landscapes, and cultural treasures through the use of artefacts, models, photo galleries, dioramas and electronic media.

Audiovisual displays bring to life colourful stories from Shark Bay residents and interviews with scientists, conservation officers and local identities. Interactive computers display 300 year old maps that Captain Dirk Hartog and William Dampier illustrated while on voyage in the local area; and artefacts from the Zuytdorp ship wreck lost in 1712.

Allow yourself at least 2 hours to fully explore everything the centre has to offer. For more information visit this website