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Address: 1 Monkey Mia Road, Shark Bay area | Gascoyne Region, Western Australia 6537, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 9948 1366
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Activities: Swimming with dolphins
Description: 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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The dolphin experience is amazing

We luckily caught the last feed for the day and what an experience! The Dolphins swim right up to you it was seriously amazing! This part alone it worth the visit. Unless you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Queensland, Australia
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Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We luckily caught the last feed for the day and what an experience! The Dolphins swim right up to you it was seriously amazing! This part alone it worth the visit. Unless you enjoy swimming or bird watching there isn't really much else to do, just bring a book and relax otherwise.

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Cork, Ireland, Europe
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is a complete waste of time!! Every person I have talked to has told me go here and I've never been so disappointed ?? Maybe I went on a bad day but I don't think so.. First of all it's about 300kms out of the way? Secondly you have to pay 17 dollars to get in why I don't... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This review is for the parks and wildlife controlled area, not the resort which I would never stay at again. Monkey Mia and nearby shark bay are very beautiful, unique places. The ocean wildlife is amazing, and the land wildlife is pretty good too. I saw a couple of bad reviews about the dolphin feeding experience being limited, and it... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We thought this 30 min feeding observation was a bit too preachy, but nonetheless fun to watch "wild" dolphins (obviously at least partially domesticated through feeding). I'm not sure it was worth the stop alone but together with some of the other places and activities it was perhaps good enough.

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Buderim, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Amazing sea life at this beautiful part of the world. We stayed in Denham so drove to Monkey Mia to see the dolphins and as we had only arrived the night before we decided not to go early and arrived at the resort around 10am and were lucky enough to arrive just before the dolphins came in for the third... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Monkey Mia is in all the travel brochures as a place to visit, with white sands and turquoise seas, blue skies, dolphins and catamarans and it didn't disappoint. We stayed in Denham, 20 minutes away where the accommodation was more affordable and drove over. There is an entry fee into the National Park to get down to the beach. The... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My wife and I drove 300 KLM round trip to Monkey Mia only to have to pay to get into the National Park then another $50 to camp on dust to get up at 7.45 am to see 6 dolphins come in and get fed 1 or 2 max fish for 5 mins . You cant touch them and when... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The place to go to see sea life. Every morning dolphins come in to the beach area, yes it is slightly stage managed, but where else can you get a reliable close up to nature experience with limited time available? We did see a pod of wild(er) Dolphins playing and fishing further down the coast at Jurian Bay but by... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Whilst staying in Denham we decided to take my young grandson to visit the Dolphins. It was only about 25 minutes drive. It cost $17 for us to enter the park but is valid for 24 hours so we able to visit again. The first day we had missed the Dolphins as they only feed them 3 times and this... More 

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Caravan park at Monkey Mia Dolphin resort was basic but good. We were right on the beach so could see dolphins from where we were, and enjoyed the sunset each night. There were a lot of people at the first dolphin experience each morning, but less at the next two. The kids got picked to feed the dolphins in the... More 

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Address: 1 Monkey Mia Road, Shark Bay area | Gascoyne Region, Western Australia 6537, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 9948 1366
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia

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