Monkey Mia  WA  6537
Population: See Denham,  
Height above sea level: Nil,  
Latitude: 25.47.00,   Longitude: 113.42.00
Location: 838km north of Perth
Highway:  North Coastal Hwy (1)
Nearest Major Town: Perth 830 S
Nearest Airport: Monkey Mia
Touring Area: Coral Coast
 



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MONKEY MIA - WESTERN AUSTRALIA - 6537
Monkey Mia is one of the famous places in Australia and renowned for the friendly dolphins which have come to shore to interact with visitors for over 40 years. It is also the most reliable open sea venue to see these playful mammals and there have anly been 4 days in the past 5 years when the dolphins have not appeared. The experience is frre.
Opposite Denham in the mid north coastal region of Western Australia, there is resort accommodation, a caravan park and camping facilities.
The name comes from the schooner Monkey which visited Shark Bay in 1834 the 'Mia' is from the aboriginal for .home'. Hence, Home of the Monkey.
The whole area is fascinating and Shark Bay is a World Heritage area.
See Shark Bay World Heritage Area

It is one of the world's premier natural dolphin sighting areas; a destination of magical encounters, recognised natural beauty, a World Heritage Landmark and a Gold Winner of the 2006 Western Australian Tourism 'Major Tourist Attraction' Award,
In addition to the dolphin experience Monkey Mia also offers cruising, sailing, snorkelling 4 Wheel Driving and beach camel rides.
Crystal clear waters and flawless blue skies with sunshine 320 days of the year make Monkey Mia an ideal and untouched. Mediterranean-style, holiday region for a leisurely getaway, romantic escape or an outback adventure.

Monkey Mia is located 830km north of Perth off the North Coastal Hwy (1) on the West Australian Coastline in the heart of the Shark Bay World Heritage Area. The Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort is the only accommodation at Monkey Mia and has been a proud supporter of the Monkey Mia Dolphin research for more than a decade. The Resort offers accommodation to travellers of all budgets.
The Resort supports one of the world’s leading interactive dolphin experiences with the most reliable and frequent human-dolphin interaction program - which is completely FREE.
Its absolute beachfront location provides an opportunity to step out of the front door and feel the sand between their toes. The Resort can cater for all budgets with different options to accommodate backpackers, caravans and campers, through to 3.5 star family and couples ensuring all holiday makers can experience the natural wonders of Shark Bay.
With its untouched natural surroundings both onshore and off, Monkey Mia is the leading behaviour research site in the world for bottlenose dolphins, tiger-sharks and dugongs (sea mermaids). Our support of animal behaviour research helps us be up-to-date with the latest information on the mammals and fish that dwell in our surroundings.



PLACES OF INTEREST:
  • Monkey Mia Dolphins
    Feeding times between 7am and 1pm.
  • Wildlife Cruises
    ACCOMMODATION & SERVICES:


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    Aspen Parks - Dolphin Resort
    1 Monkey Mia Rd WA 6537 Ph: (08) 9948 1320


    INFORMATION CENTRE:
    Shark Bay Tourist Centre
    85 Knight Tce. Denham. W.A. 6537
    Ph: 08 9948 1253


    HOW TO GET THERE:
    By car along the North West Coastal Hwy.

  • Coach service

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