Francois Peron Shark Bay World Heritage Area is a 70.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Denham, Western Australia, Australia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Desert on the edge of the sea Francois Peron National Park lies 10km from Denham, 340km from Carnarvon and 430km from Geraldton and approximately 800km from Perth. The park was once a pastoral station, and you can reach the Peron Heritage Precinct by two-wheel drive (entry fees are payable) to experience what life would have been like on a remote sheep station. Adventuring beyond this precinct requires a high-clearance four-wheel drive. One of the park's highlights is its scenic coastline, where dramatic red cliffs contrast with blue water and white beaches. From the cliffs of Skipjack Point visitors may see bottlenose dolphins playing, dugongs feeding, green and loggerhead turtles surfacing for air and large manta rays gliding past just beneath the surface. The Peron Peninsula, including the Peron National Park, is interspersed with gypsum claypans known as birridas. Most birridas were landlocked saline lakes when sea levels were much higher than at present, and gypsum was deposited on the lake floors. In some places the sea has invaded the claypans, such as at Big Lagoon, to form a shallow inland bay.