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“A world heritage must!”
Review of Monkey Mia

Monkey Mia
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3-Day Monkey Mia Dolphins, Pinnacles Desert and Kalbarri National Park Tour...
Ranked #348 of 1,621 things to do in Western Australia
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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.
Reviewed September 28, 2012

This is an amazing and very very special experience that will be fascinating for all the family. Arrive by 7 30am as feeding of the dolphins happens at 7.45. Then spend the rest of the day at the resort which serves great food at reasonable prices

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Reviewed September 20, 2012

It is an amazing experience to be this close to a wild animal. I was fortunate enough to be chosen to feed a dolphin. I lay the fish in my palm and she swam up closer, opened her mouth and eased it gently in. This was the ultimate but it was great just to watch the dolphins swim and do acrobatics through the bay: they are beautiful creatures. There's a small entry charge which co ers two days. You need to be there at 7.45 for the first feeding. Thereafter, it's entirely up to whether the dolphins come in or not but they aim for another two feeds in the morning. There's a resort at Monkey Mia and campsites here are about $50 in peak time whereas the caravan parks in Denham, half an hour away, are under $40 and you can still use the amenities and restaurant in the resort. Denham also has a lot to offer and the Discovery ViSitors Centre should not be missed.

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Reviewed September 18, 2012

Just a great place to visit. Nice and warm and pleanty to see and do. Walk the beach, watch the dolphins, Walk through the bush and on it goes. A all out great place and well out of the way fo city life.

Thank Phil H
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

I was there and it is not just about the dolphins. It is the sea, the sand, the beach, the people, the magic... it is all togetherand it will make this experience unique to anyone who wants to visit the place. Step away and walk, walk, walk along the beach on your right, you will see the most beautiful beach you have êver seen, the msot beautiful...

Thank Gianluca L
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

Well, its a long trip in to Monkey Mia and having spent the night at the VERY expensive and fairly basic Resort camp site we wonder was it worth the journey. Answer - NO! , These dolphins are very cute and you do get to see them up close (IF they feel ilke being friendly) but really, sit on the beach anywhere in WA and you will have a similar experience. The resort is expensive and a bit basic, the food was dreadful, you have to pay $8 per head for the dolphin experience. You can see dolphins in large numbers up and down the coast in large pods for free, so why make this huge journey in to MM?

Thank Sage57_11
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