Outback Towns

Denham

Large town located in the Shark Bay World Heritage area in the Peron Peninsular on the Coral Coast of Western Australia

About Denham

Denham is the most westerly town in Australia and is on the Peron Peninsular in Western Australia’s Coral Coast, named after Capt. H.M. Denham Royal Navy Hydrographer who surveyed the region in 1858. Denham started life as a pearling town.

Captain Denham carved his name is the stone cliff face at Eagle Bluff (one of several well-known natural attractions in the area) and after the piece of stone fell  into the sea, it was retrieved and relocated to Pioneer Park in Denham.

Located about 8 hours’ drive north of Perth, Denham has safe swimming beaches that can be enjoyed all year round.

Denham is the largest town in the Shark Bay World Heritage area and until recently Shark Bay was known only for its excellent fishing, now it is famous for the wild dolphins that swim into shore to be fed at nearby Monkey Mia

Features

  • ATM
  • Fuel
  • Medical Centre
  • Chemist
  • Groceries
  • Mechanical Repairs