Monkey Mia is a unique place to interact with dolphins in their natural habitat. In the early 1960s, a pod of bottlenosed dolphins began what has become a ritual - nearly every day a number of dolphins swim into the clear shallows delighting visitors with their intelligence & grace. The number of dolphins that appear varies from day to day however there is a greater visitation early morning & late afternoon. On a separate section of the beach visitors can swim freely among the dolphins.
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Monkey Mia is located on a unique section of World Heritage coastline only 30 minutes' drive northeast from the town of Denham. It has a relaxed atmosphere and those who love nature will delight at the huge variety of animal and bird life found nearby. Wonderful things started happening in the early 1960s, when a pod of bottlenosed dolphins began what has become a ritual. Every day a number of dolphins swim into the clear shallows of the bay to interact with humans, delighting visitors with their intelligence and grace. As the dolphins are wild, numbers and the exact time of their visit varies, however the usually visit the shore several times a day and more frequently in the mornings.
The dolphin information centre interprets dolphin biology and behaviour patterns and provides other information on the area. It is open daily from 7am to 4pm. A visitor fee is charged for entry to Monkey Mia Reserve.
Monkey Mia offers a wide variety of accommodation, facilities and activities to satisfy the needs of all travellers.
Nearby Denham has a reputation for excellent fishing and warm sunshine throughout the winter months. The calm blue waters of the bay provide ideal conditions for swimming, boating, waterskiing and beach combing.