Access & Safety

Access & Safety Dirk Hartog Island can only be accessed by private boat, a commercial barge service from Steep Point, or light aircraft charter. A high clearance four-wheel-drive vehicle is... Read More

Turtle Monitoring

More than 6,000 marine turtles live in Shark Bay, including the globally endangered green turtle (Chelonia mydas) and loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta). Research projects have revealed much about their diet,... Read More

Dugong Research

Shark Bay is home to more than 10,000 dugongs (Dugong dugon), about 10% of the world population of this globally vulnerable to extinction species. Dugong breeding and foraging behaviour have... Read More


Fishing is possible along this section of coastline although fishing is generally better in the deeper waters offshore. You can launch boats from the beach at Bush Bay or the... Read More


Gladstone is about 110km south of Carnarvon and has some basic facilities including composting toilets, a boat ramp and an informal camping area. There is a gate between the highway... Read More

Bush Bay & New Beach

Bush Bay and New Beach are all within 40km of Carnarvon. There is no fresh water, fuel, food or other supplies or facilities at these sites. Only campervans with chemical... Read More

Wooramel Coast

This low lying coastline is home to Shark Bay’s most extensive mangrove community. The North West Coastal Highway runs parallel to the Wooramel Coast and short unsealed access roads connect... Read More

When Visiting Stations

Leave all gates as you find them. Please don’t disturb stock or interfere with watering points and station equipment. Driving in the bush destroys vegetation and animals’ homes. Respect efforts... Read More

Fishing, Boating & Kayaking

With easy access to the shallow and protected waters of Henri Freycinet Harbour, the coastline of Tamala Station is becoming popular for people with boats and kayaks. You can visit... Read More

Tamala Station

This pastoral station is in the southern part of Shark Bay World Heritage Area on limestone-dominated landscapes. The main attraction of Tamala Station is the low lying coastline and waters... Read More
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