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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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Beachside Accommodation

Easy ~400Km from Geraldton. Beachside apartments were not new but comfortable and clean. Food and drink prices in both casual bar and restaurant were very reasonable. Enjoyed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent Christmas Day and Boxing Day here back in 2011. It was a beautiful sunny day and my mates and I drove up to it at about 9 in the morning the beach is beautiful and we also saw the magnificent blue lagoon. The Dolphins unfortunately didn't show up during our visit but it was still a trip none of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Easy ~400Km from Geraldton. Beachside apartments were not new but comfortable and clean. Food and drink prices in both casual bar and restaurant were very reasonable. Enjoyed great meal for 5 adults including drinks(beer & wine) $284.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

A glorious day, excellent catamaran and captained by a man who knows the waters well. Three hour cruise starts with a visit to the pearl farm, learned so much about pearl farming and opal coating, oyster meat not bad either. Then out into the waters, and the captain knew exactly where to find the rae and elusive dugongs, (sea Cow).... More 

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Denham, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Wow what an amazing privilege!!! Spontaneously booked this activity and it far exceeded our expectations. Skippers were well informed and enthusiastically entertained and educated all aboard. Dolphins, sea turtles, sponge dolphins and dugongs were all included in the repertoire of surprises. Pearl farm visit added to our knowledge of shark bay . Definitely a must do adventure!!!!!

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Bittern, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The dolphins at Monkey Mia sure are the super stars of this little place. It is enchanting to watch them zoom along the waters edge catching fish for themselves. Make sure you go to at least one of the feedings run by rangers & amazing volunteers as the talk is very informative.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Great place to come and even though it's very busy you get to enjoy and appreciate dolphins up close Recommended viewing especially for kids

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The long drive into shark bay and the dolphin experience are clearly worth it. Cool to see these animals so close up. We went very early since all travel guides we have been reading suggested to be there at 7.30. We were there with a massive crowd but learned that there are two more encounters later. Those we much quieter... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Monkey Mia is famous for its dolphins. They come to be fed by hand, which can be quite thrilling. Shark Bay is 880 kms (550 miles) from Perth. A non-stop drive would take around 10 hours. You are not going to do it by yourself in one day. Please remember that the dolphins are wild animals, they don't work to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Watched dolphins from the shore hunting fish and having a stand off with a pelican over another one.Really amazing day and one to always remember. ..do not miss.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

The sunset cruise was lovely. 2 hours on the serene waters of Monkey Mia. Fantastic crew who were friendly and catered for your needs, easy to talk to. Dolphins of course and spotted a dugong.

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