With its white-sand beaches and turquoise water, Monkey Mia is part of Australia's World Heritage-listed Shark Bay Marine Park. The laid-back Monkey Mia is also famous for its friendly dolphins, who turn up every morning for a daily feeding.
Things to do in Monkey Mia
Monkey Mia's biggest drawcard is its loveable Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins. They start cruising into the shallows at around 7.30am for a morning feeding from the rangers, with a few lucky onlookers selected to help feed the wild dolphins.
Monkey Mia itself is a gorgeous place to spend the day. The sandy beach is drenched in sunshine, with calm waters ideal for swimming, paddling or enjoying a picnic on the grassy foreshore.
Make the most of Shark Bay Marine Park by renting a kayak or embarking on a sunset catamaran sail. Animal lovers will jump at the chance to board a Monkey Mia wildlife cruise. Keep an eye out for sea turtles, sharks, rays, dugongs and dolphins.
Interested in Australia's Indigenous heritage? Sign up for one of the eye-opening Aboriginal cultural tours, which explore the history of the Gutharraguda region and its traditional custodians, the Malgana people. You'll learn about bush tucker, plant medicine and the Indigenous people’s deep connection with the land.
Getting around Monkey Mia
Monkey Mia is a 10-hour drive north of Perth, with most travellers choosing to road trip up the coast. The town is easy to navigate on foot, but you need a car to explore the greater Shark Bay region. Shark Bay Airport offers regional flights and is located 30 minutes from Monkey Mia.