It’s no secret that Western Australia hosts an unfathomable amount of coastline, so it can be tough where to choose to spend the bulk of your time whilst travelling in Western Australia. And if you’re making your way up or down the coast you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to beachside towns to stop off at and enjoy. However there is one place you won’t want to miss during your travels of WA and that’s Monkey Mia.
Situated North of Perth towards Shark Bay and Exmouth, Monkey Mia is simply stunning and is one of the few places on Earth that you can get up right close to bottlenose dolphins as they visit the shallows every day to be hand fed by the public. Aside from the famous Monkey Mia dolphins however there is a lot more to explore whilst visiting Monkey Mia.
Away from the dolphins you can also indulge yourself with a range of watersports including kayaking and paddle boarding which are a great way to take in the scenery from the perspective of the water.
Visiting this corner of Western Australia will also give you the chance to visit the Francois Peron National Park - a visually impressive area of red dunes, cloaked in acacia trees and shrubs all surrounded by stunning azure water.
From Monkey Mia, you are in prime position to continue your tour of WA north to Exmouth where you can visit the incredible Ningaloo Reef - and should you time it just right between April to July you may even encounter the world’s largest fish - the Whaleshark - as it migrates to the Western Australian waters. However, visiting at any time of year will equally give you an amazing snorkeling or scuba diving experience as the Ningaloo Reef is also where you’ll find dolphins, dugongs, manta rays and humpback whales and on shore the Ningaloo Beach is an important breeding ground for loggerhead, green and hawksbill turtles
Article courtesy of BBM Live