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Shark Bay Kayak Trail, Denham

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  • Multiple day
  • 110 km

A five day sea kayak trail exploring the spectacular coastline of Shark Bay. Great for experienced paddlers, this trail follows the shoreline to explore remote beaches. The clear, shallow waters providing a window into the abundant sea life below.

Longer sit on kayaks are great for this trail
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A five day sea kayak trail exploring the spectacular coastline of Shark Bay. Great for experienced paddlers, this trail follows the shoreline to explore remote beaches. The clear, shallow waters providing a window into the abundant sea life below.

Five days four nights beach camping. You will need to carry all your own supplies including food and water. Limited 4WD access along the way.

Departing Denham follow the shallows to Big Lagoon, and first camp. This is accessable by 4WD. Continue north. Strong tides and wave rips may present as you round the cape. Good camping on any of the beaches either side of the cape. 4WD access to the cape.

After rounding the cape you are heading south. You can hug the shore around Herald Bight or cross the deep water directly to Guichenault Point. There is 4WD access to the western beach of Herald Bight, visable in the distance as a grove of trees.

Mangroves and sand shallows at Guichenault Point are alive with fish and this area is a great place to camp. From here is is one long day or two comfortable days to Monkey Mia.

At Cape Rose there is a Pearl Farm and barge. Stop in to buy some pearls, take a tour? In an east wind, the waves here can be steep and the best plan is to stay in shallow or wait for the wind to drop. Monkey Mia is visible in the distance and you could walk the entire beach home if the wind is not too severe.

Keep out of the dolphin area west of the jetty. Land east side of the jetty at the boat ramp. Caravan park here has all facilities. Road trip back to Denham is 26km.  

Denham (Shark Bay) Parks and Wildlife Office

(08) 9943 2226

Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery Centre

1300 367 072

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Time / Duration

5 days 4 nights

Length

Plan to cover a minimum 20km each day.

What To Pack

Group F (Paddling trails) required.

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Denham

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Difficulty Notes

You must be competent and self sufficient, including all water. Wind may make for hard paddling with wind waves but there is no swell and hence safe beach landings. Tide flow is along the shore and there is up to a 2 metre tide range.

Hazards & Warnings

Although there is safe beach landing in all weather, strong winds and short waves make for difficult paddling, you may be tent bound if the wind rises. Carry extra food and water.

Facilities

Limited 4WD access along this trail. No drinking water.
Taxi service/bus available from Monkey Mia to Denham.

  • Camping

Best time of year

August to October or March to May

Fees

Monkey Mia entry fees

Trail Access

Road to Denham

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