Monkey Mia, Western Australia

Author: Tahlia Maynard   Date Posted:21 January 2017 

Monkey Mia's regular visits from bottlenose dolphins have become a major attraction for dolphin-lovers from virtually every corner of the globe!

Average Winter Temps: 22.2℃

Average Summer Temps: 31 ℃

Traditional Land of:  Malgana People

If you’re one of the many people in the world who have been enchanted by the elegance and intelligence displayed by dolphins, then chances are that you’ve longed to interact with them. Well, there are few better places to experience that interaction than in Monkey Mia. 

The experience can range from passive observation to planned encounters if you are fortunate enough to be chosen to feed them on the day you’re there. And there may even be unplanned encounters, since these friendly creatures are known to enter the swimming area at the resort and get up close and personal with the guests.

Naturally, no trip to the area would be complete without taking in some of the other attractions in the region. Throughout Shark Bay, you’ll encounter a variety of endangered species, exotic plants, and a host of animals you’ll not find anywhere else on Earth. Even the geology of the area is unique, as the ocean’s sea grass has impacted and shaped the local environment in remarkable ways.

So, while you might come for the dolphins, you’ll find far more than you bargained for as you adventure throughout the Shark Bay area. When you’re planning your trip to Monkey Mia, don’t forget to bring plenty of time with you, because you’ll need it!

National Parks

  • Francois Peron National Park

Attractions & Activities

  • Monkey Mia Yacht Charters
  • Boat Tours Dolphin & Whale Watching
  • Wula Guda Nyinda Eco Adventures
  • Ocean Park Aquarium
  • Francois Peron National Park
  • Shark Bay
  • Shell Beach
  • Shark Bay Scenic Quad Bike Tours
  • Eagle Bluff
  • Stromatolites of Shark Bay
  • Shark Bay Coastal Tours
  • Shark Bay Air Charter
  • Hamelin Pool Marine Nature Reserve
  • Fishing Charters & Tours
  • Shark Bay Coaches & Tour
  • Dirk Hartog Island
  • See the Dugongs
  • Little Lagoon
  • Useless Loop
  • Hamelin Pool Telegraph Station
  • Zuytdorp Cliffs
  • Steep Point
  • Swimming
  • Boating
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing

Caravan Parks

Mokey Mia Dolphin Resort

Monkey Mia, Western Australia

If you're heading to Monkey Mia to experience the dolphins and other attractions, why not stay there as well? Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort has state of the art accommodations for every guest, including well-maintained amenities, barbecue areas, and laundry. Even better, every guest of the resort can enjoy full access to the pool, hot tub, Monkey Bar, store, and tennis court. The caravan bays are all powered sites, with easy access to bathrooms and other amenities.

Call for information about rates and availability.

 

Blue Dolphin Caravan Park and Holiday Village

Denham, Western Australia

Just a short drive from Monkey Mia, the Blue Dolphin Caravan Park and Holiday Village is the perfect site for setting up camp for your adventures in and around Shark Bay Shire. Located in Denham, the park offers quick access to shopping facilities, and is right along the beach so that you can enjoy all of those water sport activities that make the area such an enjoyable getaway for people from around the world. Everything is clean and well-kept, and you'll have the conveniences you expect in any modern park: laundry, barbecues, access to ice, clean water, and even a place to clean your fish. And, of course, you'll still be within driving range for any visit to see the dolphins at Monkey Mia!

Rates start at $33/night for 2 persons, unpowered site; $42/night for 2 persons, powered site; and $49/night for 2 persons, powered en-suite site. During the off-season, you can stay for 3 nights for the price of 2. Call for more information!

 

Denham Seaside Tourist Village

Denham, Western Australia

With one of the most magnificent ocean views on the planet, Denham Seaside Tourist Village is a great place to visit during your travels in Shark Bay. The beach is safe and just a short walk away and that provides you with the type of quick access needed to thoroughly enjoy all that the water has to offer in this part of the country. There are barbecues, clean amenities blocks, and a camper’s kitchen to make your stay as luxurious as any camping trip can be.

$33/night for 2 persons, unpowered site; $39.50/night for 2 persons, powered site

$42.50/night for 2 persons, RV site; $49.50/night for 2 persons, en-suite powered site

$10/night each additional adult; $7/night each additional child

 

Free Camping / Low Cost Camping

There are no real free camping options in Shark Bay. However, there are some permit camping options in the Shire, which allow you to enjoy a night of bush camping for a fee. You obtain the fee from the visitor Centre in Denham, and would be well advised to pay the $10 rather than suffer the minimum $100/person fine you'll warrant if you're caught without the necessary permit!