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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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Went to this place with significant anticipation. After a 1000k drive I found that the dept of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Petercj
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Dolphin Experience

We really enjoyed the dolphin experience at Monkey Mia. It was run by the National Parks and was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fiona R
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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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  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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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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+61 8 9948 1366
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Reviewed yesterday 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 1 week ago 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience at the early morning dolphin feeding! The staff and volunteers let you go right down into the water with the local wild dolphins that stop by for food each morning. The talk from the staff is really educational. Later in the afternoon, we...More

Thank Brian I
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have heard a lot of other people say Monkey Mia is overrated and a rip off. We have been there so many times as it is a beautiful beach. The fee to get in for a swim only, is to steep. We know the...More

Thank Linda D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I visited Monkey Mia after attending a wedding in Perth. The first thing that dawns on anyone wanting to be at Monkey Mia is the long drive. First impressions can be deceiving especially with it shows in google map as a near...More

Thank Meh_things
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

I was a little apprehensive about this "Dolphin Experience", being confined to a wheelchair. They do, however, have a beach wheelchair. It is unlike any other beach wheelchair I have seen, as they usually have large fat wheels to make transit over the sand easier....More

Thank wheelchairworld
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

If you are going to see wild dolphins then go somewhere else .Paid entry fee and stood on shore with 130 other suckers to watch 1 injured dolphin get 3 fish . That was it . Same dolphin stayed for all three feedings, and because...More

Thank Tassieadventurer
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

We planned our trip to Monkey Mia months in advance and were thoroughly looking forward to visiting this unique resort. Firstly, it is important to realise it is many hour’s drive from any major town. So plan your stops en route. On arrival the current...More

Thank UkAlwaystravelling
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

It's a fine balance between over commercialising a beautiful place and preserving the beauty, and Monkey Mia gets it close to right. We visited for a day, so I can't speak for the accommodation, but the restaurant was excellent and coped with our needs, including...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Macvan42 Mackay, Australia Re: entry fee in Monkey Mia 29 August 2017, 06:58 Drove to MM yesterday, arrived just before 11am, was told at the gate that a feeding session was "happening now " and "should " be another one at "lunchtime", so we paid...More

2  Thank Macvan42
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