When you visit Shark Bay you are entering lands important to the Malgana Aboriginal people. A number of Malgana people live in here and have strong connections to the land and its wildlife. Please respect the wishes of the Malgana people by treading lightly and not disturbing any cultural sites.

Visitors to the Shark Bay World Heritage Area are encouraged to embrace the principles of Leave No Trace, an organisation dedicated to promoting and inspiring responsible outdoor travel and recreation through education, research and partnerships.

Leave No Trace principles and practices are based on an abiding respect for nature, culture and people. At its heart are seven principles for reducing the damage caused by outdoor activities:

  • Plan and prepare
  • Travel & camp
  • Rubbish removal
  • Leave what you find
  • Minimise campfires
  • Respect wildlife
  • Be considerate

For further details visit the Leave No Trace website.