Denham (including Nanga)
Main township for travellers wanting to visit Monkey Mia and Shark Bay
This should be read in conjunction with the entry on Shark Bay.
Denham is both the western most town in Australia (at the 113°32" East meridian of longitude) and the gateway to Monkey Mia with its friendly dolphins. Located on the western coast of the Peron Peninsula it is 23 km southwest of the dolphins and 831 km north of Perth.
Today the town survives on the influx of tourists who come to the area to see the dolphins. With only a single caravan park-motel-backpacker destination at Monkey Mia people requiring other accommodation stay at either Denham or Nanga or take bus trips from Carnarvon.
But this sense of Denham as a stopover is to undervalue the beauty of the township. It has an almost Mediterranean feel about it with a small and beautiful beach and a jetty from which fishing and boating are popular activities.
Shark Bay Tourist Bureau
83 Knight Tce
Denham WA 6537
Telephone: (08) 9948 1253
Facsimile: (08) 9948 1253