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“Beautiful place, a fun day”
Review of Monkey Mia

Monkey Mia
Ranked #413 of 1,733 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 12 July 2014

We didn't stay at the resort, but camped at a site over in Denham. Spent one beautiful day in Monkey Mia. Gorgeous location, 5 dolphins at first beach feeding. So nice to see! Only a few get to feed them, but it's equally grand just to see them up close! Then we hired a double kayak for the day from right on the beach. A great price, only $60 for an unlimited rental. We paddled for several hours, spotting dolphins, sharks, and rays in the crystal waters. A wonderful destination!

Thank Amy D
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Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

We were only there one night on a powered site. As thats all they had.
Vesry nice place sad that we did not get feed dolphins as they did not come in to brach by the time we left. Staff were nice and frendly, sites were big do so all in all good time. Lots of other facilities at park as well.

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Reviewed 5 June 2014

You won't be disappointed seeing wild dolphins close up. Just for anyone interested, they feed the dolphins 10% of their daily requirements and then only to about 5 dolphins in the bay. It is very nice to be able to get so close to these animals knowing they are still living with the dangers and threats to themselves as if they were (and are) living wild. You really need to go there to understand the mistakes made in the past and the steps being taken to learn from those mistakes and in the mean time protect and display the area with pride and with education at the core of the experience. Please don't stand on the jetty and judge, participate and learn what you can about the town and their dolphins.

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Reviewed 1 June 2014

We went out to Monkey Mia for a day trip from Hamelin Homestead. The wildlife that could be seen from the jetty was great... and we did see the dolphins. We found it upsetting to see wildlife being lured by food, but the lovely lady at the info centre did explain they did not take the decision to do so lightly. They also have a great deal of structure around it.

We found it most interesting to watch the people at the feeding. They seemed to have almost a spiritual experience. There reaction was fascinating... Maybe the dolphin is there because its curious about people, but I am also guessing some mackerel is also a driver. We did a sailing trip but overall were very underwhelmed by the area. Eagle point, Hamelin Pool and Shell beach were more impressive in my view. And better wildlife could be seen at Coral Bay.

Thank Penfold555
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

Lovely little piece of Australia. The day we were there nine dolphins came in very close including a mother and baby. The DOC staff were excellant in explaining the history / feeding and times as well as information on each dolphin that came in. A great educational centre and souvenir shop as well as a cafe and general store in close proximaty to the beach. Monkey mia and Denham are a little off the beaten track but well worth the time and energy to get there - highly recommened

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