On the Deck has been constructed to face north overlooking a large area of natural desert scrub, including Francois Peron National Park and the Marine Park. It is NOT located in the main town centre (1.2km away) which faces the southerly winds which can be quite strong at times.
Before planning your stay have a look at you things to do page and make sure you stay long enough to take in the things that interest you.
Spend a day at Monkey Mia – take part in the three daily dolphin feeds in the morning, and then choose a marine wildlife cruise, a visit to our famous black pearl farm, go snorkeling, try some fishing or just laze on the beach. (26km)
Allow a day to explore Francois Peron National Park soaking up the fabulous colours where the Outback meets the sea, seeing dugong, sharks, dolphin and turtles swimming in the wild. You can take your own 4wd or go on a professional tour. (4km)
Ocean Park is an award-winning, eco-friendly aquarium located on the pristine shores of the Shark Bay Marine Park. Whether taking in the wonders of the ocean with a guided tour of the aquarium, enjoying spectacular views from Oceans Restaurant or exploring the Shark Bay World Heritage Area on a 4WD tour, you are sure to find that Ocean Park will deliver an experience unlike any other.
The Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery and Visitor Centre is located on the waterfront in Denham.
As an accredited Visitor Centre, they offer a one stop shop of information provided by local experts. Stock up on maps, get some ideas on the best things to see and do or book your tours or accommodation.
The Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery Centre features informative displays covering every aspect of Shark Bay from the maritime history through to the region's World Heritage status.
Enjoy the wonders of Shark Bay through the multi-media displays and exciting exhibitions. Discover Dirk Hartog Island through the eyes of the early explorers. Be inspired by the diversity of fauna and flora, pearling, pastoral, indigenous, fishing, whaling, wilderness, marine wonders and history of World Heritage listing. Showcasing Shark Bay's natural wonders and place in history, the Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery and Visitor Centre is an interactive and educational 'must do" for every visitor to the region.
Scenic flights in the Shark Bay area are a great way to take in the wondrous colours of the region.
They are available from a short 20 minute flight right up to a full day tour to one of Coral Bay, Dirk Hartog Island, Abrolhos Islands, Kalbarri, Wooleen station and Mount Augustus.
The longer trips save you the hassle of driving, accommodation cost and time, completing what normally would take days can be achieved in a single day. Shark Bay Aviation great service organises everything so you don't have to do a thing including transport to Shark Bay Airport and On the Deck free of charge.
For more information and bookings visit www.sharkbayaviation.com
Dirk Hartog Island was the site of the first recorded European landing on Australian soil. Captain Dirk Hartog, who arrived on the 'Eendracht' on October 25, 1616 announced his arrival by nailing an inscribed pewter plate to a wooden post at the site now known as Cape Inscription. A replica of this plate can be seen at the Discovery Centre
This natural wonder of Shark Bay, reachable from On the Deck by a dedicated walking trail, is more than just a pretty sight: it was once a land-locked saltpan that was inundated by the sea thousands of years ago, creating an unspoiled body of water that is now home to birds and fish.
Emus often come down to bath in the crystal clear waters on hot days,
The lagoon is well equiped with toilets, sun shelters and free BBQs
Can you imagine this being your town’s local swimming hole?
Eagle Bluff liegt 19 km südlich von Denham und eine kurze Fahrt von der Hauptstraße auf einer unversiegelten Straße - leicht mit einem normalen Auto angefahren. Machen Sie einen Spaziergang auf dem Brettspaziergang und sehen Sie eine erstaunliche Anzahl von Meerestieren - Haie, Strahlen und Schildkröten mit dem bloßen Auge, aber noch besser mit Ferngläsern.
Es bietet auch einen herrlichen Blick über die Bucht zu Useless Loop, wo die große Salzbestände deutlich zu sehen sind.
Eagle Bluff ist am besten bei Ebbe besucht und wenn es nicht sehr windig ist.
Kombinieren Sie diese mit Besuch auf Shell Strand und Ocean Park, um eine gute halbe halbtägige Exkursion zu geben.
The pristine condition of the Shark Bay Marine Park offers a perfect location for a multitude of water sports providing some of the best locations, conditions and outcomes anywhere in the world.
Fishing - the Bay has excellent fishing and good facilities such as boat ramps and cleaning tables. Commercial charter operations operate regularly to take visitors to some of the best spots.
Diving and Snorkelling - there is an abundance of both hard and soft corals in Shark Bay as well as a huge range on marine wildlife. The spearfishing is also world class.
Shark Bay Dive and Marine Safaris specialise in scuba diving, snorkelling and scenic wildlife tours of Steep Point (the most western point of mainland Australia) and Dirk Hartog Island.
Kite surfing and Wind surfing - Large expanses of crystal clear shallow water and constant sea breezes and very uncrowded beaches make this the place to go. You may have to share the beach with some emus.
This beautiful snow-white beach is made up of millions of tiny shells up to 10 metres deep and stretching for over 70 kilometres.
On a still day, the ocean at Shell Beach transforms into a palette of the most intense greens and blues - and the water is very salty (hyper-saline), making it easy to float for those who aren’t strong swimmers.
The shells were once used to build the office walls of buildings in the area, some of which can still be seen today.
The Jeep Wrangler
This vehicle, which has been set up for the sand tracks of Shark Bay is now available.
It is equipped with an esky, beach towels and recovery gear which will allow guests who have arrived with a 2WD to visit some of the more picturesque places in Shark Bay.
It will be available to any guest staying at On the Deck @ Shark on a daily basis.
This is not a vehicle hire but simply a loan car.
However the use will attract the following fees:
* cleaning $20.00
* maintenance $50.00
• insurance $50.00
* registration $30.00
Total $150.00 per day or $85.00 per half day.
These will be added to your accommodation costs.
Credit card details will also need to be provided to cover the $300.00 insurance excess if required
Drivers will need to be licenced and meet certain driving skill requirements.
If you wish to book this fun package email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.