Monkey Mia Travel Guide

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Monkey Mia Things to Do

  • The Dophin experience

    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...

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  • The Dolphins

    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...

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  • Monkey Mia visitor Centre and other...

    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,...

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  • Monkey Mia

    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...

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  • Shell Beach

    This beach is 110 km long and is made up of crushed shells instead of sand. Because the shells are really white and the ocean is blue, you really get that paradise feeling. Just don't walk there on your bare feet.

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  • Hamelin Pool

    You can find the worlds best known colony of stromatolites here. These masses are millions of years old and were formed by microbes. Stromatolites have existed for over 3.5 billion years. At Hamelin Pool, there's a boardwalk across them to have a good look.

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  • Boat trip.

    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.

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  • Dolphin Heritage.

    When visting Monkey Mia, you would be stupid not to go to the Dolphin heritge centre there and see the Dolphins being fed as they come right in close to the beach we were really lucky as there was a new born baby Dolphin with it`s family there the time we visted.

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  • Shell Beach, Western Australia

    Shell Beach is formed from billions of tiny shells and is between 7 to 10 metres deep.After a walk on this beach head down to Hamelin Bay to see the stromalites.

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  • Hamelin Pool, Western Australia

    Hamelin Pool contains stromalites which are dome shaped structures about 60 cm in height and are formed by one celled bacteria called cyanobacteria.

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  • Monkey Mia, Western Australia

    Get your feet wet and up close with wild dolphin's who come in to say hello on most days.Check out this webcam...http://www.calm.wa.gov.au/webcam

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  • Stromatolites at Hamelin Pool

    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.

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  • Shell Beach

    This beach is made up of billions of tiny shells, and is one of only two such beaches in the whole world.The beach runs for 100 kms and is between 7 and 10 metres deep with shells

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  • Little Lagoon

    Situated about 5 kms from Monkey Mia, is Little Lagoon.It is a perfect spot for a little wander, a barbeque or a picnic.It was formed when sea levels were much higher than today and has left the legacy of fine beaches.When we were there it was deserted.

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  • Kangaroos

    There are big red kangaroos in the area of Monkey mia, unfortunately the buggers were to fast for me to capture on film!

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  • Nice Beaches

    Monkey mia is not all about dolphins. When they are not there, you can enjoy the nice beaches.You may have to share your towel with few pelicans though.

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  • Stroke A Pelican

    On the beach at Monkey Mia, you can get in close with the local wildlife.Don't recommend this one though as the bird might mistake your hand for a fish

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  • Large Fish Eating Birds

    Pelicans are also a sideshow at Monkey Mia.They can often be seen in amusing situations, trying to earn their fish.

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  • More Dolphins

    Dolphins have been coming ashore at Monkey Mia since the 1960's, and now you often see different generations of the animals.They are part of a larger pod in Shark Bay and over 100 are to be recognised, from there distictive fin features.

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  • The Dolphins

    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...

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  • Wildlife Cruise

    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...

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  • Pelicans 1

    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.

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  • Dolphins

    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.

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  • Feed the Dolphins!

    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...

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Monkey Mia Nightlife

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    by Catane Updated Mar 13, 2003

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    Just sit on the beach & admire to those incredible Western Australia sunsets... Don't miss it, it worth the wait !

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Monkey Mia Warnings and Dangers

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    by kid-keith Written Feb 16, 2006

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    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...........

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    by robertgaz Written Jul 19, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Please click on the link for a map to help find your way around Monkey Mia

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