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Address: 1 Monkey Mia Road, Shark Bay area | Gascoyne Region, Western Australia 6537, Australia
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+61 8 9948 1366

Monkey Mia is one of Western Australia's icon tourism experiences...

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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Beachside Accommodation

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... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 the dolphins are in. definitely geared for the overseas visitors. u can avoid the rush... More 

Thank Tammy M
Havant, United Kingdom
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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 my day, just truly amazing creatures. Even if you're not chosen to feed its wonderful... More 

Thank Steph0549
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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 cafe area a bit tired and dirty.

Thank Alan N
Perth, Australia
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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 feed the dolphins or interact with them at all. They do 3 dolphin feeds a... More 

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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 unfortunately didn't show up during our visit but it was still a trip none of... More 

Thank tilerIreland
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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, and the captain knew exactly where to find the rae and elusive dugongs, (sea Cow).... More 

Thank hfba
Denham, Australia
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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 to our knowledge of shark bay . Definitely a must do adventure!!!!!

Thank marg536
Bittern, Australia
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The dolphins at Monkey Mia sure are the super stars of this little place. It is enchanting to watch them zoom along the waters edge catching fish for themselves. Make sure you go to at least one of the feedings run by rangers & amazing volunteers as the talk is very informative.

Thank Katherine W
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Great place to come and even though it's very busy you get to enjoy and appreciate dolphins up close Recommended viewing especially for kids

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