Monkey Mia, Western Australia
Monkey Mia is a popular tourist resort located about 800 km north of Perth, Western Australia. The resort is 25 km northeast of the town of Denham in the Shark Bay Marine Park and World Heritage Site. Shark Bay is centred on the towns of Monkey Mia and Debham and is made up of Francois Peron National Park, Dirk Hartog Island, Shell Beach, Shark Bay Marine Park and Hamelin Pool Marine Nature Reserve. It was given World Heritage status in 1991.
The main attraction at Monkey Mia is the daily feeding of the bottlenose Dolphins that have been coming close to shore for more than forty years. Rangers from the Department of Environment and Conservation carefully supervise the process.
Things to see and do
* Hamelin Pool
* Shell Beach
* Eagle Bluff
* Shark Bay
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language – English
Time – GMT plus eight hours
Electricity - 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centered below Australian style
International Country Telephone Code – 61
Travel Links – Shark Bay Airport (MJK) is around 8km from Denham, and around 16km from Monkey Mia on the Monkey Mia Road. The airport has a sealed landing strip, but no terminal facilities of any substance.
Skywest services the airport from Perth four times a week, and from Exmouth weekly.
Carnarvon is 350km from Denham/Monkey Mia, and has daily flights from Perth.