Dolphins of Monkey Mia


The Dolphins of Monkey Mia in the Shark Bay World Heritage area are famous for their almost daily ritual of swimming to shore. As many as five wild bottlenose dolphins regularly visit the beach making Monkey Mia one of the most incredible dolphin watching destinations in Australia.

Times for the dolphin experiences depend on if and when the dolphins visit the beach. While they are only offered fish during their first three visits between 7:45am and 12noon, they often visit the beach outside these times to frolic, feed and are regularly seen leaping into the air.

A specially trained ranger controls the interaction session, choosing a few lucky onlookers to hand feed the dolphins. At Monkey Mia you’ll learn all about these friendly creatures. Guidelines involve being gentle, not making noise, and especially not touching them.

Researchers at the Dolphin Information Centre at Monkey Mia carry out important studies into dolphin interaction and are on hand to tell you about their findings.

Swimming with and touching the dolphins is prohibited by law.

Monkey Mia is 30 minutes drive from Denham. Get to Denham in a day’s drive from Perth or fly there in 2 hours.


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  • Barbeque
  • Carpark
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Non Smoking
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet


Monkey Mia via, Denham Shark Bay World Heritage Area Western Australia Australia 6537
Western Australia