The name Monkey Mia is correctly pronounced Monkey My-ah. The bay gained its name from a pearling boat called Monkey that anchored here in the late 19th century, while Mia is the local Aboriginal term for shelter. Drop by the Monkey Mia Information Centre to learn about the local dolphins. Marine scientists gather here every year to learn more about the friendly dolphins in their natural habitat. Explore the nature walks around town, which educate visitors on the cultural significance of the Aboriginal roots in the area and build a healthy respect for the land. With crystal clear waters and pristine white shell beaches this is the perfect retreat to enjoy the sun and water with your family.
Get out and explore Shell Beach - kilometres of tiny shells run up and down the shoreline and will leave you amazed. Visit Steep Point, the most westerly part of Australia, or charter a scenic flight over the bays and Dirk Hartog Island. Recreational fishing is allowed in Shark Bay, but make sure you follow the special rules of the national park.
Located 830 kilometres north of Perth, Monkey Mia is a holiday destination like no other. Bring your family to see wild dolphins, take a photo as you feed these beautiful creatures and create treasured memories for a lifetime. Book your Monkey Mia accommodation with us today, and get packing so you can experience it all!
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Hotels in Monkey Mia start at AU$93 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.