| Monkey Mia
See Denham, |
Height above sea level: Nil,
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
PLACES OF INTEREST:
Monkey Mia Dolphins
Feeding times between 7am and 1pm.
ACCOMMODATION & SERVICES:
USE ACCOMMODATION SEARCH
Aspen Parks - Dolphin Resort
1 Monkey Mia Rd WA 6537 Ph: (08) 9948 1320
Shark Bay Tourist Centre
85 Knight Tce. Denham. W.A. 6537
Ph: 08 9948 1253
HOW TO GET THERE: Coach service
By car along the North West Coastal Hwy.
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