Please explore responsibly! As soon we walked on the beach we noticed the rays in the water. The waves are tame so it's easy to wade in and see the Rays that swim right up to you. Ample of parking and there are cottages to book just walking distance from the beach. I must say at first I felt intimidated as they were huge but within a few minutes, I was amazed to see how gentle and curious they were. Hamelin Bay is not a town, it’s a caravan park, and it makes for a popular spot to camp over a weekend or school holidays for some fun in the outdoors. About The Kiosk also sells pies, snacks and ice cream and few drinks. This is not a good park. Today Hamelin Bay is just a great place to kick back an relax. Ample of parking and there are cottages to book just walking distance from the beach. These sting rays are completely wild, but are also very friendly. We, however, took a walk back to the boat ramp to visit the stingrays a few times during the day. Snorkelling and fishing are great around the bay as there are many reefs and rocks to explore. Georgia and her family moved to Perth in December 2011 in search of sunshine and quality of life for their young family. After living in Western Australia for 6 months and taking many road trips along the South West Coastline, Hamelin Bay has become one of our favourite places to visit. Snorkel around the bay to enjoy a personal interaction with these remarkable sting rays and see them close up in their natural habitat. MEET THE LOCALS Smooth stingrays, black stingrays and eagle rays inhabit the shallow waters of Hamelin Bay in the Ngari Capes Marine Park. Promotion of the rays is increasing through websites and brochures and larger tourism productions, such as the ‘Getaway’ television programme, have shown interest in the Hamelin Bay site. Georgia is always on the lookout for new places to explore with her family and she loves to share her experiences with other families via her blogs. ... Read more about this listing, THIS NEEDS UPDATING! The Hamelin Bay stingrays are a major drawcard to this sleepy town south of the Margaret River region in Western Australia. Within few minutes our boys were like the ray’s whisperers. Please note that even though these sting rays are friendly and have not hurt anyone in years, they still have barbs and their space should be respected. Photographs: Hamelin Bay, W.Australia. © 2020 The Outbound Collective - Terms of Use - Privacy Policy. Sign me up to find out what's on in Perth! Lots of friendly seagulls, but no stingray sighting during wet weather. The caravan park here used to be just a stone's throw from the beach … They sense electrical currents produced by their prey’s muscles and nerves. The general rule for human-wildlife interaction also applies here, do not touch them if they do not touch you. Just 35km South of Margaret River lies one of Western Australia's best natural gems, Hamelin Bay. Your email address will not be published. And the best bit? $10 for a box and no need to pay per pers... Read more about this listing. THINGS TO DO ROTTNEST ISLAND Lots of friendly seagulls, but no stingray sighting during wet weather. Wild stingrays and skates frequenting the popular Hamelin Bay tourist spot will be totally protected under new regulations that came into effect yesterday (Saturday, February 25). We spent a good hour playing with the friendly rays and then moved on the right of the boat ramp to spend the day on the beach. Yo... More Information: The official website website offers more information of the track. Constantly disappointed. Interacting with stingrays at Hamelin Bay, in the south‐west of Western Australia, appears to be substantially growing in popularity. She has worked for several years in customer service and 10 years in Tourism where she fulfilled her passion for languages and travelling. Hamelin Bay Stingray In 2011, stumpy, the most friendliest stingray in the bay was slaughtered by two fishermen. With crystal clear water and intriguing coastal walks, this beach has something for everyone. Collard Sparrowhawk and little Eagle have been seen here. Your email address will not be published. A small section of sand surrounded by the rocks will almost guarantee you your own private beach! Find more places to visit in the Margaret River Region. Sting Rays to be protected at Hamelin Bay Wild stingrays and skates frequenting the popular Hamelin Bay tourist spot will be totally protected under new regulations that came into effect yesterday. But you can send Buggybuddys an email and we'll get back to you, asap.Have a great day!Team Buggybuddys, Rise & Co Craft Bakery and Kitchen, Busselton. In Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, the walk to Quinn... 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