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Monkey Mia

Address: 1 Monkey Mia Road, Shark Bay area | Gascoyne Region, Western Australia 6537, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 9948 1366
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3-Day Monkey Mia Dolphins, Pinnacles Desert and...
78%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Swimming with dolphins
Owner description: Monkey Mia is one of Western Australia's icon tourism experiences...
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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 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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Drachten, The Netherlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Certainly a star attraction. The dolphin are very carefully handled and approached during a sort of drill which takes about 10 to 15 min. I can respect this very much, but don't expect to have a swim with the critters (at least during the feeding rituals). We were one of the lucky few that were picked out (of ~60 people)... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We stayed in denham and drove the 10 mins daily to monkey Mia it was beautiful ! Gorgeous beaches shady swimming pool, dolphins and a lovely restaurant to eat in. They do a lovely breakkie buffet all you can for 15 dollars it was lovely

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Adelaide, Australia
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10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

travelled to monkey mia in nov 2014 had the worst over price drink I our whole journey around aust . the bar area was terrible the dolphin's experience however as good.

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Greater Perth, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This plan is lovely, except for the dolphin experience. Seems the rangers make their own rules, and are complete denial that the dolphin experience is a tourist attraction. Don't stand there, don't swim, don't touch, only I may feed them. Get real, the ranger with the beard is in serious need of a slap of humility. My 3 year old... More 

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London
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56 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

My wife and I visited Monkey Mia for the Dolphin feeding and for the day relaxing at the beach. Its a very beautiful location, I would recommend doing the bush walk, that takes you above the resort and onto the beach for a lovely non strenuous walk. Anyhow the resort itself is in the middle of nowhere with only Denham... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

I would sincerely reccomend Monkey Mia as an amazing holiday destination. A great place to relax and get away from it all. You will be surrounded by beautiful scenery and wildlife. The DEC and their staff are doing such a great job at providing an educational introduction to the area. They instill you with great pride an respect for the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We stayed in the resort and wake up to the dolphin feeding sessions. It was really fun swimming next to the dolphins and getting the chance to be in such close proximity with the wild life. The whole trip up north was amazing with wild life including pelicans, dolphins, an aquarium visit at the shark bay with sharks, penguins, crabs... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Luckily I was aware prior to arriving that I could no longer frolic with the dolphins. Look, it was ok, but I found it all a bit too regimented. I totally understand why but it's still a bit blah. That said - we went to inquire about a cruise and ended up on a charter fishing trip ( very random... More 

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Perth, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is a money making wrought. My guess is the photos of this plave have been heavily photoshopped as the water was murky and the beach was muddy/clay by the water. The dolphins didnt come in close and no one was even allowed their toes in the water (there was a babay dolphin). This place is way too hyped up... More 

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Manila, Philippines
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

To touch Dolphins in the wild was amazing and our kids were completely overawed. We also enjoyed it all. Had a nice swim also the waters are very smooth.

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