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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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Good all round resort type experience

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Gold Coast Hinterland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This would be one of the most fantastic areas in the world. To be able to see the dolphins up really close and hand feed them in the shallows is an experience never to be forgotten.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Monkey Mia is famed for a place where the dolphins come into the shallows and are hand fed. I understand that it has to be managed to allow the dolphins not become totally dependent on hand feeding by humans. So it is very stage managed and as with all nature sites you are totally at the mercy of these sea... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The viewing and feedigs were good but one couple got to feed the dolphins twice. I believe they knew some of the dolphin feeders as I saw a few people acknowledge them before the dolphins came in. The dolphins were amazing and I was happy to be part of the experience and keep the animals safe as well.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

My review is undoubtedly influenced by the fact that my wife was chosen to feed a dolphin called Surprise. I loved the enthusiasm, the care that is so obviously taken not to make the Dolphins tame, the knowledge and the information given. I was initially sceptical of the feeding of wild animals but not any more. These guys really do... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

My group of six friends visited Monkey Mia today. We asked at Denham information re time of dolphin feeding, as well as researching on the website. We were told that any time in the morning should be ok, but were advised to arrive before midday, as only 3 feelings occurred. We arrived at 9.30 am to find that 3 feedings... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We drove approx 26 kms from Denham to Monkey Mia. There is an entrance fee to go into the resort. This is where they feed the do.phins and you need to be early to enjoy this moment. There is a jetty where the Aristocat leaves for the trip around the bay. The beaches are rather nice here much better than... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The dolphin feeding at Monkey Mia is very interesting but this seems to be a staged attraction as opposed to preserving the dolphins and keeping them wild. Every morning, hundreds of people arrive to stand on the beach and watch as a few dolphins come near the shore and volunteers with pails containing a few fish, stand in the water,... More 

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Address: 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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