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Monkey Mia
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3-Day Monkey Mia Dolphins, Pinnacles Desert and...
Ranked #399 of 1,714 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 23 August 2017 via mobile

Really, ....... in the age that we do not feed wild animals I find it very courageous that PARKS still hand feed the Dolphins for tourists. Therefore it is very limiting as to what the general punter can be involved in other than watch. Under the circumstance I think they do a fantastic job and offer a very educational presentation.

Thank belladean83
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Our first shock at Monkey Mia was the charge to park in the public car park outside the establishment. We were then set back when a further charge per person was asked for if we wanted to join the feed the Dolphins group. At that time we were also informed we would have to be selected as a feeder from the group. People other than the selected feeders were not permitted to enter the water at that time. So we elected to walk the pier and view the beach from that vantage point. Then we were told to stay off the sand as the feeding was done only 3 times per day and the Dolphins may think they could get fed again if we ventured too close.
So we obliged but enjoyed a walk around the facilities and accommodation areas and observed a very clean and well appointed village that seemed to be run by Back Packers.
We certainly will not be returning to Monkey Mia and will not be urging friends to visit.
An absolute left down to a well advertised tourist attraction on our west coast.

5  Thank Dianne M
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

Everyone rages about the dolphins at Monkey Mia hence one has to check it out. Big mistake. For a start you have to do a 300 km round trip from main highway. The show starts early, the crowd is 150 metres long along the waters edge, you can move into the water ankle deep, the dophins appear, a few volunteers are selected to feed them a few fish, then it's all over, back to the car. Waste of time for an old grumpy man line me, particularly as I can see the occasional dolphin in the water opposite my Central Coast home.

3  Thank Ray H
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

i came here about 10 years ago and u would stand in the water whilst the dolphins were being fed. now there is a jetty where u are told where to stand at each interaction and in fact cant even b on the beach wen the dolphins are in. definitely geared for the overseas visitors. u can avoid the rush and see them on Aristocat tour or spend the afternoon at the beach and see one or two dolphins where u can swim. very disappointed how commercial this has become and i would rather go to bunbury dolphin discovery center and see them in the wild. plus u have to pay to go into see the dolphins. a friend who is the original land owners of Shark bay (indigenous)is disgusted that it has gone this way.

3  Thank Tammy M
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

We went here on two days whilst staying in Denham, both times we saw plenty of these beautiful dolphins, one with a calf of about 3-4 weeks old. On our second visit I was one chosen to feed a fish to a dolphin which made my day, just truly amazing creatures. Even if you're not chosen to feed its wonderful to see these fantastic creatures at close range.

Thank Steph0549
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