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Hamelin Pool

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The Stromatolites of Hamelin Pool are reputed to be the oldest form of life on earth, tiny singe cell organisms combine with the sediments of the sea water to create these rock like domed structures which are typical of life forms around over 200 million years ago.

Located near the entrance to The Shark Bay World Heritage Region of Western Australia’s mid north the Stromatolites of Hamelin Pool are 40 Km. From the North West Coastal Highway off the Overlander to Monkey Mia road and are one of the “Must See” attractions of this important ecological region.

There is an excellent viewing platform out over the water plus interpretive displays at the site and at the nearby Old Telegraph Station there is a small museum that screens a short video explaining the evolution of this ancient life form.

You can see the Stromatolites of Hamelin Pool on a day tour From Monkey Mia or Denham If you are on a self drive tour drop in on your way to the Shark Bay World Heritage Region.