One of the most reliable places in the world to meet wild bottlenose dolphins, a visit to Monkey Mia is virtually guaranteed to deliver moments to remember. More than 800km northwest of Perth, it’s well worth making the journey to spend a few days in this marine paradise.
As part of Shark Bay Marine Park, wild dolphins have been visiting the shores of Monkey Mia almost every day for over 40 years, and you can learn more about why at the Dolphin Interactive Centre. With the chance to meet and interact with these incredibly cute and adorable mammals on land or on a cruise, it’s no wonder people come all this way just for a dolphin encounter.
To make sure that your Monkey Mia experience is as fulfilling as possible, you can stay at Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort. With camping, hotel rooms and backpacker dorms, and facilities including BBQs, tennis courts, an outdoor pool, a restaurant and bar, the resort is ideal for anyone coming to Monkey Mia
Besides the dolphins, the waters of Monkey Mia are enticing for relaxing water sports. The area is perfect for kayaking, paddle boating and swimming, with glorious golden sands for when you just need to relax. With clear night skies, these beaches are popular with keen astronomers looking to learn more about the stars. There’s also the contrasting colours of Francois National Park, which boasts red dunes and turquoise waters for four-wheel-driving, camping and fishing.
With an unbeatable experience with wildlife and the gorgeous blue waters of the Western Australian coastline, you’d be mad to miss Monkey Mia.
Article courtesy BBM Live Magazine