Denham, situated along the Peron Peninsula, is the most westerly town in the whole of Australia.
Denham used to be a pearling port, although is now known for its delicious prawns. A visit to a seafood restaurant in Denham is a must to try them.
The town is named after Captain Henry Mangles Denham of the Royal Navy, who charted Shark Bay in 1858.
Denham is a great way to explore the rest of the Peron Peninsula and the area around Shark Bay. Just north of Denham is the Francois Peron National Park and the pretty Little Lagoon.
Although you can travel to the visitor information centre at the Peron Homestead, a 4WD is needed to drive further into the National Park. Once in the park you will notice a number of salt pans set amongst remarkable wilderness.
There are a number of basic campsites around the Francois Peron National Park at Big Lagoon, Bottle Bay, Gregories, Herald Bight, and South Gregories.
North again from Denham is Monkey Mia which is a popular dolphin resort. You can get to both the Francois Peron National Park and Monkey Mia on one of the Majestic Tours. There are also air charters over the area, provided by Kalbarri Air Charters.
There is a small selection of accommodation around Denham including a camping ground, a hostel, and several holiday cottages. It is a good base from which to explore the area and the surrounding beauty.
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