It’s the ocean and marine activities by day and the stars by night in and around the delightful town of Denham. Not only does Shark Bay’s rich maritime history of navigation by the stars await, but this stunning area is also home to the world famous Monkey Mia resort and dolphin interaction.
Visits to the Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery and Visitor Centre, Ocean Park Aquarium, Dirk Hartog Island and Monkey Mia should be on your list.
Shark Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage area and has world-class dark night skies for you to enjoy.
Astronomy and Dark Sky Tourism Experiences
Shark Bay Coastal Tours
A Sunset and Stars Tour with Shark Bay Coastal Tours is a brilliant was to enjoy a night time experience while you’re staying in the Denham area. The stars shine brightly above as you soak in the hot springs tub at Peron Homestead. Make sure you look out for shooting stars and satellites!
Wula Gura Nyinda Eco Cultural Adventures
A tour with Wula Gura Nyinda Eco Cultural Adventures will give you a strong connection to Aboriginal culture and caring for country. Around the campfire, you’ll discover a different story of the night sky from traditional owners on Malgana Country with a special Didgeridoo Dreaming.
Hamlin Station Stay
Hamelin Station Stay is an astrophotographer’s dream! There are so many subjects to photograph at night. There’s some old machinery, old trucks, the old stables and there’s even a small lake where it’s possible to take images of the stars reflecting in the water on a still night.
Stargazing & Tourism Information
The local community welcomes you to use telescopes and binoculars or enjoy an evening of stargazing here.
Astrophotography Hot Spot
Bring your camera to take stunning images of the starry night sky over this special landscape.
For accommodation, meals and other sightseeing in the local area, check in with the local visitor centre.