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Address: 1 Monkey Mia Road, Shark Bay area | Gascoyne Region, Western Australia 6537, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 9948 1366

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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We went there last week. We saw few dolphins and one of the dolphin, Summer keeps wandering around the MC/ranger. We can feel that these dolphin are harmless and they enjoy the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2016
Seremban, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice beach, it was good to see dolphins so close, and owners are really careful about animals. Nevertheless, it was really overcrowded, very hard to see anything. I'd a long road and I am not sure it really worth it, unless you have children or really love dolphins

Thank jerome l
Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last visited 18 years ago with our son and had a great time. Not so much this time. Great for the kids and if you haven't seen dolphins in the wild before but if you have it's more of the same.

Thank Neil W
Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Monkey Mia 18 years ago and it was great lots of dolphins and Pelicans. Went today really disappointed. We drove up from Perth spent yesterday at Shell Beach Eagle Bluff and other inlets they were great. Then went to Monkey Mia today very sad.We saw dolphins down the Swan River last week up close that was awesome. The guy... More 

Thank Jenn19642015
Seremban, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We went there last week. We saw few dolphins and one of the dolphin, Summer keeps wandering around the MC/ranger. We can feel that these dolphin are harmless and they enjoy the human presence. Although, we are not given chance to feed the dolphins. We wish these dolphins will reach safely back to their group in the sea.=p

Thank SChew85
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

The Monkey Mia resort is really nice. It offers quite a range of accommodation and there were many families as well as couples and gray nomads. If you feel like splurging, choose one of the Superior Beach rooms (we were in. Number 6) as the outlook on to the beach and the sunrise and sunset colours are amazing to see... More 

Thank Les_Landau
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Visited over 2 days & only saw 2 dolphins in what is promoted as the dolphin experience. While these dolphins are wild & come in only if they wish, we can understand why people comment about being disappointed as their expectations are much greater. Only a couple of people are selected to “feed” a dolphin. Although we found the “dolphin... More 

Thank Borneo50
Powell River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We spent a morning at Monkey Mia drawn by the opportunity to hand feed wild dolphins from the beach. It was an awesome experience, well worth the trip. One pays a small fee for entry into the reserve managed by the Department of Parks and Wildlife. From there you can spend some time viewing displays and reading information about the... More 

Thank Pamela F
Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful experience I highly recommend to all. Very knowledgable guides and staff make this so much more than a photo opportunity.

Thank julesrules1968
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Monkey Mia is famous for its bottle-nose dolphins. Monkey Mia is 900 km (600 miles) north of Perth, on Shark Bay. The marine park is listed by UNESCO. This area is very dry and often hot, especially in summed. Winter weather is usually mild. Most travellers visit Monkey Mia for the dolphins feeding. It;'s exciting when it happens but dolphins... More 

Thank Jeffry B
Greystones, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

My family and I went to Monkey Mia sometime in July 2014 . Perfect Location . We had a great time and we stayed on the camspite . The Beach was nice . It was a few fantastic nights in Monkey MIa . I loved going to Monkey Mia with my family . Atmosphere was fab .

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