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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Drachten, The Netherlands
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Watch the biologists feed the dolphins as they come in once or twice a day for a few fish. One had a young baby and they came close to shore so you can get good photos. They also chose a couple tourists to participate while the others stood on the shore.

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Visiting Monkey Mia to see the dolphins is a MUST if travelling North. A lovely sunny warm day. We arrived for first feeding at 8 am, enjoyed breakfast at the resort then swam and relaxed. Saw the 2nd and 3rd feeding and I was one of the chosen few to take part in the 2nd feed. The dolphins are so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Came here after working in a small town called shark bay near monkey Mia. Only came for the day in the afternoon but my oh my what a afternoon Dolphins were amazing came right up to are knees so tame and gorgeous creatures beautiful spot came here in winter time the best time due to heat ! Highly recommend

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

For some reason, Monkey Mia is known as a hot beach destination in Western Australia. It's called a resort when in fact it's just a glorified motel and hostel by a beach on a peninsula about 8 hours north of Perth. The "resort" is basically a monopoly that owns the whole complex. There's nothing near the beach except for for... More 

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Fremantle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We stayed with the all inclusive deal for three nights. Very impressed with the value for money, friendly staff and wildlife, great quality food and service. Well worth the drive. Thanks Happy Freo customers

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Drachten, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

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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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
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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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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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