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Monkey Mia

#346 of 1,606 things to do in Western Australia Features Animals
1 Monkey Mia Road, Shark Bay area | Gascoyne Region, Western Australia 6537, Australia
+61 8 9948 1366
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Monkey Mia is one of Western Australia's icon tourism experiences attracting around 100,000 visitors a year. Monkey Mia is one of the few locations in Australia to see wild dolphins, get close to them and have an opportunity to feed one. In addition, visitors can learn a lot about these endearing creatures at the Monkey Mia Visitor Centre, which provides information about the dolphins and other features of the surrounding Shark Bay Marine Park in the interpretation display or movie playing in the air-conditioned theatrette. Visitors are also able to buy unique gifts and souvenirs or book a boat charter in the Shark Bay Marine Park, enabling them to see not only dolphins but also dugongs, manta rays, turtles and other marine species. Similarly, local indigenous guides offer cultural tours of the reserve. Visitors can also walk the Wulyibidi Yaninyina walk trail to further explore the area.
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1 Monkey Mia Road, Shark Bay area | Gascoyne Region, Western Australia 6537, Australia
+61 8 9948 1366
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Our first shock at Monkey Mia was the charge to park in the public car park outside the establishment. We were then set back when a further charge per person was asked for if we wanted to join the feed the Dolphins group. At that...More

Thank Dianne M
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Everyone rages about the dolphins at Monkey Mia hence one has to check it out. Big mistake. For a start you have to do a 300 km round trip from main highway. The show starts early, the crowd is 150 metres long along the waters...More

1  Thank Ray H
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

i came here about 10 years ago and u would stand in the water whilst the dolphins were being fed. now there is a jetty where u are told where to stand at each interaction and in fact cant even b on the beach wen...More

Thank Tammy M
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We went here on two days whilst staying in Denham, both times we saw plenty of these beautiful dolphins, one with a calf of about 3-4 weeks old. On our second visit I was one chosen to feed a fish to a dolphin which made...More

Thank Steph0549
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Could only go for a day as accomodation was full including camp sites. Got some good dolphin photos and underwater go pro shots as they played close to beach. We had lunch at the resort which was nice and reasonable value however found the general...More

Thank Alan N
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Very confusing place to get around. NO toilets at the entry, gift shops or dolphin feeding area, you have to take a hike to the resort end and search for toilets there. The staff were helpful enough though. Don't expect to go there and actually...More

1  Thank mcduck2016
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Spent Christmas Day and Boxing Day here back in 2011. It was a beautiful sunny day and my mates and I drove up to it at about 9 in the morning the beach is beautiful and we also saw the magnificent blue lagoon. The Dolphins...More

Thank tilerIreland
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Easy ~400Km from Geraldton. Beachside apartments were not new but comfortable and clean. Food and drink prices in both casual bar and restaurant were very reasonable. Enjoyed great meal for 5 adults including drinks(beer & wine) $284.

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Reviewed 4 October 2016

A glorious day, excellent catamaran and captained by a man who knows the waters well. Three hour cruise starts with a visit to the pearl farm, learned so much about pearl farming and opal coating, oyster meat not bad either. Then out into the waters,...More

Thank hfba
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Wow what an amazing privilege!!! Spontaneously booked this activity and it far exceeded our expectations. Skippers were well informed and enthusiastically entertained and educated all aboard. Dolphins, sea turtles, sponge dolphins and dugongs were all included in the repertoire of surprises. Pearl farm visit added...More

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Response from SChew85 | Reviewed this property |
In Perth city, there is public bus service and train service (google transperth) to travel nearby area. But if you plan to visit pinnacle dessert or Busselton plus you have 4/5 days spend in Perth, it's best for you to rent... More