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Monkey Mia
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4 Day Perth to Monkey Mia Cruiser : Return
Ranked #374 of 1,827 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 2 May 2018 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 finished resort next time.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank russellis6
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 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 restaurant was average and the scones were date scones but this wasn't shown on the menu. They were more like rock cakes than scones.

After visiting the gift shop at the entrance that had a very small range I then came across another gift shop that was tucked away behind the toilets. This had a bigger range and more to look at.

The theatrette was not open at all and after the feeding times that meant no further information.

Seems to be designed for visits during feeding times unless you are planning on staying overnight.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank julie_byrne6
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 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 self cater. Dolphin experience a bit of a circus but good to see them close up from the jetty.

Date of experience: April 2018
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 so that humans can make money.

Date of experience: April 2018
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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 expect to swim with the dolphins. They are protected and cannot be touched. You must remain at a distance or leave the water if they approach. You are only allowed to be close to them during the official dolphin tour.
There are 26 species of sharks here and they come right in to shore, so swimming and snorkeling is not really something that I recommend at Monkey Mia. There are much better places on the reef elsewhere on the coast.
We did swim but stayed in the shallows, and the resort has a great pool anyway. There were emus wandering around, pelicans and red kangaroos. The sunset and sunrise were absolutely spectacular.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Fiona R
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