fascinating wildlife, interaction with dolphins, great beaches.
overcrowding, a few too many tourists....
Must visit if you are a dolphin-lover!
Mokey Mia reserve is in Shark Bay World Heritage Area. It is famous for the rare experience of being able to interact with wild dolphins. The interaction area has been extabled so the dophins can swim without being disturbed by swimmers or boats, but humans can wade into the water as see the dolphis as they come within meters of the shore. Most...more
I was thinking about putting this under Tourist Trap, but it wouldn't be fair to the Place.Monkey Mia is located on the far end of a half island out into the sea.You have to drive back the same way. As I remember that will be about 150km one way....Ok, I may was only disappointed because I wanted to get close to the Dolphins ... which they won't...more
The Visitor Centre is interesting and well done. Quite new, too. Modern building with electronic displays and info tables about sea life.You can also make a trip with a Catamaran to see the Dugongs that also live here. Book at the Visitor Centre. A picture of a Catamaran you can see in my picture.There is a walking trail, called Discovery Trail,...more
Go here if you want to see dolphins up close, together with hundreds of other people. I recommend you to go to the earliest show, because the tourist busses haven't arrived yet at that time. You've also got the best chance of seeing the dolphins, because they are fed there and they might not be hungry anymore later in the day. If they don't show up...more
Also when visting the Dolphinn Heritage centre at Monkey Mia, they run a boat trip there in which we went on.This was most enjoyable as you might get the chance to see the elusive Dugong we did, we saw 2 of them and also shoal of Spanish Mackeral you wouldn`t believe how quick they swim.more
These ancient cyanobacteria often grow in colonies, trapping sediments with mucous to form great mats, or reefs of rock-like structures called stromatolites. Hamelin Pool's salinity levels are so high that plants and grazing animals cannot survive. As a result, stromatolites now flourish in area.more
The dolphins are and , and no doubt will always be, the top drawer of Monkey Mia.They come ashore each morning in to the shallows of the bay.You can wade out into the sea and interact with the creatures and you may be lucky enough to get the chance to feed one.The dolphins remain wild and unlike a seaworld, they are not forced into an unnatural...more
You can take a 1 hour wildlife cruise on a catamaran for just AUD$30 to 35. The catamaran is very stable whle cruising so no worries of getting seasick during the cruise. A few visitors will get the opportunity to help raise the sail when the catamaran is setting off. If you are lucky, you may get to see dolphins, dugongs, turtles or whales. I took...more
Remember the bird that saved Nemo and Nemo's dad in the movie 'Finding Nemo'? You will find several of these big pelicans resting at the sands of the Monkey Mia beach or swimming at the waters off the beach. Don't provoke them, they will snap at you if you get too close to them from the front.more
Every morning, a group of wild bottlenose dolphins will swim close to the shore of the beach at knee deep waters. Do be there by around 8am. Do not touch them as they will get scared off. According to the conservation officer, the dolphins swim sideways when they are close to the shore as they want to take a look at their visitors.more
There are 2 feeding sessions a day. Almost very morning, a group of bottlenose dolphins will come close to shore, waiting to be fed by humans. As these bottlenose dolphins are wild animals, the feeding sessions are strictly controlled by the conservation officers and each dolphin is only fed one-third(not more than 2kg) of their normal diet which...more
Just sit on the beach & admire to those incredible Western Australia sunsets... Don't miss it, it worth the wait !
At the Doplhin heritage centre at MM, we were told a week before we arrived there that people were feeding the Dolphins and a Tiger Shark came right behind the people standing in the water and grapped a baby Dolplhin, so watch out if it has Tiger stripes on it don`t put your hands near it. P.s the area is called shark bay for a reason...........
Favorite thing: Please click on the link for a map to help find your way around Monkey Mia