Shark Bay Discovery & Visitor Centre

Information Centre

4 from 16 users


53 Knight Tce, Denham, Western Australia

(08) 9948-1590


The Shark Bay Discovery Centre has been designed to showcase the significance and history of the Shark Bay region. The centre's informative displays; soundscapes, historical and contemporary film footage, interactive multimedia and objects of rare scientific and historical significance take you on the most amazing journey around Shark Bay and across time, in company and conversation with those who have been part of this extraordinary place. The Shark Bay Discovery & Visitor Centre is home to the 'Fire on the Water' exhibition. The 15 minute 3D film and accompanying exhibit tell the story of the battle between HMAS Sydney II and HSK Kormoran, tracing the events of this World War II Naval battle 200 kilometres off the coast of Shark Bay. Astonishing deep-sea 3D imagery from the 2015 expeditions to the wreck sites, undertaken by WA Museum, Curtin University and DOF Subsea have been used to create an interpretative timeline of the battle and to offer insights into what happened when the ships met off Shark Bay 77 years ago. The exhibit is permanent, free and screens every half hour during the Shark Bay Discovery & Visitor Centre's opening hours.

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Lat: -25.928243 Lng: 113.53477

User Reviews



Not open on Wednesday and not open on Sunday. Unable to buy camping permits when not open and they have to be bought on the day of use.


User 2300521

Great visitors centre (with the exception of one staff member who was very rude to us). Seriously - if you don't like people, don't work in customer service!


Spontaneous Wanderers (Facebook)

Just watched the free 3D film called 'Fire on the Water' which reveals the fate is HMAS Sydney II and Kormoran. It was fantastic! Follow our adventures on FB @Spontaneouswanderers


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