World Heritage Status:
On the western coast of Australia, lies 2.2 million hectares of Australia’s Shark Bay World Heritage Area. The area includes islands, lagoons, seagrass meadows and beaches. The diverse landscape is home to varied species of marine life including plants, birds and animals.
In the year 1991, the Shark Bay area was inscribed into the World Heritage List. Shark Bay fulfilled all four of the natural criteria required for world heritage listing. It includes natural beauty, earth’s history, ecological processes and biological diversity.
Shark Bay exudes vibrancy and displays natural beauty through its colourful landscapes, sharp cliffs, white sandy beaches, blood red headlands and turquoise shallow waters. The natural beauty of Shark Bay can be witnessed through the red sands of the Peron peninsula which are interrupted by uniquely shaped claypans, called birridas