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Reviewed 18 September 2017

We travelled early morning to see the dolphins, along with plenty of others. It is wonderful that the feeding of these beautiful creatures is now very restricted but I think that the advertising is a bit misleading for those who expected to have unlimited access to the dolphins.
We chose to watch from the pier and that was perfect for us, but others were very disappointed at the few numbers that came in to be fed - and feeding is very restricted.
The information provided about the dolphins was excellent, though at times a bit hard to heard with a few problems with the microphones.
The whole area is stunning, beautiful beaches and lovely views. We spent some time at Monkey Mia, going out on a cruise and eating lunch there.
There is no need to arrive for the early morning feeding as there is another later in the morning and we saw more dolphins during the day than in the early hours.
Still worth a visit.

1  Thank AussieTraveller3204
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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.

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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.

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