Backpacking Monkey Mia

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    HAND FEED LOCAL WILD BOTTLE-NOSED DOLPHINS: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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    CHILL OUT ON THE WHITE SANDY BEACHES AND SWIM IN THE WARM CLEAR WATERS AROUND MONKEY MIA: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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    EXPLORE THE RUGGEDLY BEAUTIFUL FRANCOIS PERON NATIONAL PARK: Photo courtesy of Tourism Western Australia
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Monkey Mia Highlights

  • Hand feed the local wild Bottle-Nosed Dolphins.

  • The white sandy beaches around Monkey Mia are a great place to chill and the calm waters make it a nice place to swim and snorkel.

  • Monkey Mia also has the world's second largest dugong population with around 15,000 in the local waters and here is the only place in the world where you can see dugong so reliably.

  • Discover stunning Shark Bay by sea kayak.

  • Explore Francois Peron National Park, which is known for its impressive acacia cloaked red dunes and arid shrubland, all surrounded by turquoise ocean waters.

  • Hamelin Pool (located about 128km from Monkey Mia) is home to the most diverse and abundant examples of living marine stromatolites, or "living fossils", in the world.

About Monkey Mia

The Monkey Mia Reserve is located 26 kilometres northeast of Denham on the other side of the Peron Peninsula.

This area is best known for hand feeding the local Indian Bottlenose Dolphins, which come right up to visitors in knee-deep water and will let you feed and touch them. They tend to visit most days, although times do vary and are more frequent in the winter months.

Monkey Mia also has the world's second largest dugong population of around 15,000, making it the best place in the world to see these unique gentle creatures so reliably.

Monkey Mia is near the remote and stunning Francois Peron National Park, which is a great place for bushwalking (hiking), four-wheel-driving, beach fishing, swimming, snorkelling and sea kayaking.

There is only the Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort and Lodge located here. The closest town where you can find shops and services is at Denham (26 kilometres away).

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