One of the best places in the world to get up close with bottlenose dolphins, Monkey Mia is a tropical paradise perfect for any animal lover. Visit from Perth 800km away and spend your time there falling in love with the majestic creatures.
Wild dolphins have been coming to the Monkey Mia shore for over 50 years after a fisherman began feeding the creatures after returning with his catch - news of this soon caught on and people were visiting from far and wide to witness the dolphins themselves. Began your day trip to Monkey Mia by learning all about the fascinating history of the local beach dolphins at the Dolphin Interpretive Centre through fun interactive displays and free activities.
Now it's time to interact with the dolphins. Take part in a dolphin experience and watch the dolphins being fed by experienced officers. Unfortunately, visiting times are on their terms - while they are only offered fish during their first three visits between 7:45 am and 12 noon, they often visit the beach outside these times, but it is hard to predict when. Although rare, there are days when the dolphins do not visit the beach. Make sure to arrive early in the day as dolphin experiences may finish well before noon.
Spend the afternoon taking a trip to the Francois Peron National Park. Take a four-wheel-drive around the park and admire the contrast between the azure oceans and striking red dunes that make up this stunning landscape. Relax and unwind after a hard day of watching dolphins with a fishing session in the idyllic turquoise waters - perfect!
Finish off the amazing day with an Aboriginal night time adventure on the Peron Walk Trail. Get fully immersed in the aboriginal culture and discover the way the local Malagna people lived, including secrets of bush survival, bush tucker and bush medicine. Alternatively, have your mind blown vastness of the dazzling night sky while learning about the lifecycle of stars with a beach astronomy tour.
Book your ticket for Integrity Coach Lines and have an unforgettable trip at Monkey Mia.
Article courtesy BBM Live Magazine