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Monkey Mia

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1 Monkey Mia Road, Shark Bay area | Gascoyne Region, Western Australia 6537, Australia
+61 8 9948 1366
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Another Disappointment

Apart from the town of Denham itself we began to feel that this area was a let down. The Dolphin... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Terry C
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Hobart, Australia
Lived up to expectations

My daughter had been excitedly looking forward to coming here for about 6 months, and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AnnieR437
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Yarra Glen, Australia
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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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  • Terrible6%
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1 Monkey Mia Road, Shark Bay area | Gascoyne Region, Western Australia 6537, Australia
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+61 8 9948 1366
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Apart from the town of Denham itself we began to feel that this area was a let down. The Dolphin feeding was really boring (the ranger had no character at all). It started late, we eventually made our way to the water to just watch...More

Thank Terry C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter had been excitedly looking forward to coming here for about 6 months, and the experience did not disappoint. We arrived early in the morning before the first dolphin feeding and remained until well after the 3rd feeding. The dolphin sightings and feedings are...More

Thank AnnieR437
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t bother with this rude owner/operator. Was obviously parked in his spot and he and his companion were pretty rude to us as unassuming tourist to this area. Not sign posted as parking for his camels! Another local was also rude, if it wasn’t for...More

Thank Raylene J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is well worth the visit. The whole experience is so well managed.Saw dolphins, and turtles from the beach. Camped at Denham and drove to Monkey Mia for the early morning Dolphin experience. So educational. The caravan park on site is being renovated so it...More

Thank Jane S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was lovely to see and photograph the dolphins up close. The staff were informative and had a lot of interesting things to say. Some things to bear in mind though:- The dolphins can only be fed between 7.45am and 12 noon and only 3...More

Thank klizturner
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Reviewed May 9, 2018

Well a lot of construction going and the carpark is a dam mess, The Dolphin experience is quite calming and relaxing, its wonderful to see the dolphins in their natural habitat, the staff are great and no touching is a fantastic idea. Its a pity...More

Thank Michael D
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Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

The dolphins are very interesting, it's great to see them demonstrating their natural hunting behaviours as the feeding is only a treat and doesn't interfere with their main diet. The staff are quite informative too and seem rather passionate.

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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the Monkey Mia resort on our way north for 1 night. The setting is fantastic. Unfortunately for us the place is undergoing a renovation as RAC has purchased it. Still worth the drive to stay but we look forward to seeing the...More

Thank russellis6
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Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

When we arrived my son was busting for the toilets and the signage was confusing, we had to wander until we stumbled across them.According to the map they were meant to be near totem tennis but there wasn't any set up anywhere. Service at the...More

Thank julie_byrne6
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Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

Undergoing extensive construction works at present. Consequently messy and untidy. WiFi only available at reception. Restaurant very good, though breakfast one day was late and we needed to get it promptly- always the way. Room was OK - communal kitchen was good so you could...More

Thank Jenny S
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