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Monkey Mia

Shark Bay World Heritage region | 1 Monkey Mia Road, Western Australia 6537, Australia
+61 8 9948 1366
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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... more » 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. « less
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canberra
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We drove up to Monkey Mia from Perth in a Camper Van and loved the whole experience. Totally different to Queensland coastline so don't rush the trip or you will miss lots. Monkey Mia is basically just the one Resort with various levels of accommodation from un-powered sites to Villas. Two days is probably enough unless you really are into... More

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grange
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We found monkey mia to be the 1 place you have to visit if you are visiting wa . It is a fantastic place where you will see dolphins emus and pelicans. And to top it all the villas are great

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Welling, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I've just returned from a touring holiday across Australia which included a brief stay at Monkey Mia WA, if you're heading that way it's a must, don't miss out on the beautiful crystal clear aqua sea where the turtles and dolphins are easily seen, the boat trip at sunset where the sky appears to be on fire, fantastic for photos!... More

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Monkey Mia and dolphins go together to make your holiday the holiday of a lifetime!! There are so many things for you to enjoy. You can join in and watch the dolphins being fed and maybe you may even be chosen to actually give them a fish. The experience is magical. There are restaurants, a swimming pool to relax, tennis... More

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Kalgoorlie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Dolphin feeding and watching was very informative and many dolphins came into shore, Rangers where a little over zealous, but overall good fun. We experienced closer interaction whilst swimming further down the beach later, they swam in and around you being interested.

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melbourne
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We started out at Perth Airport collecting our hire car. Myself my husband and 3 kids aged 13, 10 and 8 set of on our adventure ! We drove straight to Jurien Bay Motel on the first day. It was a little scary when Dusk hit as the Roos and wildlife started heading onto the road. I would highly recommend... More

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Preston
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27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

What can I say, if you are visiting West Australia this is an absolute must do and certainly didn't disappoint. You pay a one off entrance fee to enter the resort for the day $12AD if I remember rightly. There are three interactions with the dolphins each morning, starting around 8am (the dolphins arrive when they want to but don't... More

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Waidhofen an der Ybbs, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Most amazing attraction. The wild dolphins come in for food at 7:30 in the morning and stay very close to the beach for a very long time. We really enjoyed being able to watch them with their youngs.

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Hawkinge, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

This is the Premier place to see live dolphins come and swim around your feet. The staff who work there share their love of these creatures as they describe their life and how they react to humans. basically! look! take photo's but don't touch. Highly recommended experience.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Apparently dolphins have lived in Shark Bay for millennia,i am told,but have only been getting 'close and meaningful' with humans since the 1960s,when local fishermen began hand -feeding them. Considering this attraction is incredibly remote,over 800km from Perth and 330 from Carnarvon, the pull of dolphins is irresistible and has made the place internationally famous having a must-see status. To... More

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