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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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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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Very well organised viewing of the dolphins. Not as interactive as imagined - only selected tourists are permitted to be in the water near the dolphins and feed them a fish. It is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very well organised viewing of the dolphins. Not as interactive as imagined - only selected tourists are permitted to be in the water near the dolphins and feed them a fish. It is explained, and there is good reason for this. However there were a lot of people visiting the day we were there and tourists were standing two deep... More 

Thank ChristinaV58
Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Has to be one of the best cruises my family has experienced as part of our around Australia trip. The staff were all very helpful and obviously enjoyed what they do as it showed. The pearl farm experience was very informative. On the cruise we saw turtles and dugongs ( the main reason for undertaking this cruise). On the way... More 

Thank TwiningaroundAust
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Denham , on the other side of the coast and its a short 26km drive to Monkey Mia. Entry is $10 per person. They do 3 dolphin feeds times per day in the morning. Park rangers very informative. At the feed times, they only pick 4 from each group to feed the dolphins. This is to keep... More 

Thank COOKIES8Perth
Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The Ranger run Dolphin experience was awesome. The kids are still raving about it 7 days later. They run 3 x Dolphin experiences daily up to 12pm. It all runs on Dolphin time so all experiences can happen within 1 to 2 hours on some days. When ever Dolphins are hungry.

Thank Richardlind
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Was very disappointed. Stayed 1 night in powered site. We were right next to outdoor kitchen which was absolutely filthy. Does not look like has been cleaned for at least a year, very thick dust etc on walls etc and thick yuck under all benches, cupboards etc. Fridge unplugged. There were small signs saying there was another kitchen in the... More 

Thank Heather J
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

If you are used to seeing dolphins, this is a bit of a let down as there were only 2 dolphins being fed for about 5 mins at the two feeding times we went to and the first time there were 190 people there! However, it is a pretty little bay and breakfast at the Resort was good value and... More 

Thank CarolineAdelaide
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

brillant to see the changes done so that the dophins are safe and all the public can still see them.

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We arrived at 7.45am for the first feeding of the Dolphins on a gorgeous, sunny morning. This is a very pretty bay and there is something special about spending time viewing the Dolphins swimming around and being fed. We stayed for the 3 feedings, enjoyed a coffee and lunch at the Restaurant. Cost $8 for seniors to enter the park,... More 

Thank Ingrid A
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

A Parks and Wildlife Rip Off at $10 per adult. I enjoyed the sun, beach, and watching a few Dolphins swim around FROM THE WATER'S EDGE. I enjoyed the 20min talk. However, the limited amount of feeding: a selected few, was a NON EVENT(evidently for good reason). Now, here is my complaint, ...P& WL provide 2 paid rangers and a... More 

Thank DawnMarg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We have 4 days here and the Dolphins came to play along the shore as soon as we arrived about 3pm. We weren't so lucky in the morning we waited about 30mins before giving up. I enjoyed an afternoon fishing just a few minutes walk from our accomodation and the Dolphins turned up again to play just a little way... More 

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