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Monkey Mia

Shark Bay World Heritage region | 1 Monkey Mia Road, Western Australia 6537, Australia
+61 8 9948 1366
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Swimming with dolphins
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We stayed at the resort at Monkey Mia for two nights. We arrived late in the afternoon and went to the beach to cool off. We had been in the area for less than an hour when we first saw the famous Monkey Mia dolphins swimming by the shore. We also encountered some enquisitive pelicans. We went to the dolphin... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The 2.2 million hectares of diverse land and sea met all four natural criteria to have Shark Bay listed as a World Heritage area in 1991. A long time after it was discovered by Dutch Captain Dirk Hartog in 1616, who became the first recorded European to set foot on West Australian soil. But it was the English Captain, William... More

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Incheon, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We got up early for the dolphin feeding, but it became clear that several feeds before midday often happen. The volunteers are excellent with the dolphins and the whole thing is done very well indeed.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

After growing up in Australia, my childhood dream has been to visit Monkey Mia and "swim with" the dolphins. My partner and I (plus puppy) booked a powered campsite for 2nights, which being a first time visitor made me apprehensive as I would usually opt for a self contained room for comfort . To my surprise the stay was most... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Had a lovely morning on our interaction with the dolphins. It is a long way to Shark Bay, but the dolphins made it worthwhile. You can have a max of three interactions which last about 30 mins each. The rangers are very informative and help you to get the most out of the experience. We were not staying at the... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We didn't stay at the resort, but camped at a site over in Denham. Spent one beautiful day in Monkey Mia. Gorgeous location, 5 dolphins at first beach feeding. So nice to see! Only a few get to feed them, but it's equally grand just to see them up close! Then we hired a double kayak for the day from... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We were only there one night on a powered site. As thats all they had. Vesry nice place sad that we did not get feed dolphins as they did not come in to brach by the time we left. Staff were nice and frendly, sites were big do so all in all good time. Lots of other facilities at park... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

You won't be disappointed seeing wild dolphins close up. Just for anyone interested, they feed the dolphins 10% of their daily requirements and then only to about 5 dolphins in the bay. It is very nice to be able to get so close to these animals knowing they are still living with the dangers and threats to themselves as if... More

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Wellington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We went out to Monkey Mia for a day trip from Hamelin Homestead. The wildlife that could be seen from the jetty was great... and we did see the dolphins. We found it upsetting to see wildlife being lured by food, but the lovely lady at the info centre did explain they did not take the decision to do so... More

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Lovely little piece of Australia. The day we were there nine dolphins came in very close including a mother and baby. The DOC staff were excellant in explaining the history / feeding and times as well as information on each dolphin that came in. A great educational centre and souvenir shop as well as a cafe and general store in... More

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