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Monkey Mia

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1 Monkey Mia Road, Shark Bay area | Gascoyne Region, Western Australia 6537, Australia
+61 8 9948 1366
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Camel Ride

Don’t bother with this rude owner/operator. Was obviously parked in his spot and he and his... read more

Reviewed today
Raylene J
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Toowoomba, Australia
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Lovely experience

This is well worth the visit. The whole experience is so well managed.Saw dolphins, and turtles... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jane S
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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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“shark bay” (27 reviews)
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1 Monkey Mia Road, Shark Bay area | Gascoyne Region, Western Australia 6537, Australia
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Reviewed today via mobile

Don’t bother with this rude owner/operator. Was obviously parked in his spot and he and his companion were pretty rude to us as unassuming tourist to this area. Not sign posted as parking for his camels! Another local was also rude, if it wasn’t for...More

Thank Raylene J
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is well worth the visit. The whole experience is so well managed.Saw dolphins, and turtles from the beach. Camped at Denham and drove to Monkey Mia for the early morning Dolphin experience. So educational. The caravan park on site is being renovated so it...More

Thank Jane S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was lovely to see and photograph the dolphins up close. The staff were informative and had a lot of interesting things to say. Some things to bear in mind though:- The dolphins can only be fed between 7.45am and 12 noon and only 3...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well a lot of construction going and the carpark is a dam mess, The Dolphin experience is quite calming and relaxing, its wonderful to see the dolphins in their natural habitat, the staff are great and no touching is a fantastic idea. Its a pity...More

Thank Michael D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The dolphins are very interesting, it's great to see them demonstrating their natural hunting behaviours as the feeding is only a treat and doesn't interfere with their main diet. The staff are quite informative too and seem rather passionate.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Monkey Mia resort on our way north for 1 night. The setting is fantastic. Unfortunately for us the place is undergoing a renovation as RAC has purchased it. Still worth the drive to stay but we look forward to seeing the...More

Thank russellis6
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we arrived my son was busting for the toilets and the signage was confusing, we had to wander until we stumbled across them.According to the map they were meant to be near totem tennis but there wasn't any set up anywhere. Service at the...More

Thank julie_byrne6
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Undergoing extensive construction works at present. Consequently messy and untidy. WiFi only available at reception. Restaurant very good, though breakfast one day was late and we needed to get it promptly- always the way. Room was OK - communal kitchen was good so you could...More

Thank Jenny S
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Went to this place with significant anticipation. After a 1000k drive I found that the dept of Forrest and Bird have fenced the beach off and you must pay $24 dollars to stand on the beach to watch dolphins that have are co-dependant on humans...More

Thank Petercj
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the dolphin experience at Monkey Mia. It was run by the National Parks and was very informative, and we learnt a lot about wild dolphins and felt quite amazed to be able to be so close to such wonderful wild creatures. Don't...More

Thank Fiona R
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