Table of Contents
- 1 Can you feed dolphins at Monkey Mia?
- 2 Is it better to stay in Denham or Monkey Mia?
- 3 Are there sharks in Monkey Mia?
- 4 Can I swim at Monkey Mia?
- 5 What plants are in Shark Bay?
- 6 Is Monkey Mia an island?
- 7 Do you have to pay to feed the Dolphins at Monkey Mia?
- 8 Are there any restrictions on what you can do at Monkey Mia?
Can you feed dolphins at Monkey Mia?
Dolphin feedings take place up to three timesbetween 7:45 am and 12:00 pm every day on the beach at Monkey Mia. But don’t be discouraged if you sleep in and miss a feeding – the dolphins can be fed up to three times per day, so they usually come back for seconds and thirds!
Is it better to stay in Denham or Monkey Mia?
So it’s better to go in less expensive hotels in Denham (20 minutes by car). Furthermore, in Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort there is no network for mobile phone (if you would to call you must call with hotel telephone); instead in Denham there is network for mobile phones.
What animals are in Monkey Mia?
Wild Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins visiting the beach are the main attraction at Monkey Mia. A little further offshore are dugongs, rays, turtles and other marine animals so a wildlife cruise is worthwhile.
Where in WA can you feed wild dolphins?
In Western Australia there are two dolphin feeding locations licensed by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA), the Bunbury Discovery Centre and the Monkey Mia reserve 900km north of Perth.
Are there sharks in Monkey Mia?
Famous for its wild dolphin experience, Monkey Mia is surrounded by rusty red sand dunes, white sandy beaches and water teeming with wildlife. Apart from dolphins you may see dugongs, sharks, rays, turtles and a variety of fish in the water. Beside the water you are likely to meet pelicans and emus.
Can I swim at Monkey Mia?
The clear waters of Monkey Mia are suited to swimming and snorkelling but these activities are permitted only outside of the dolphin interaction area. Always swim, dive or snorkel with at least one other person.
Is there sharks in Monkey Mia?
Is it safe to swim in Monkey Mia?
The clear waters of Monkey Mia are suited to swimming and snorkelling but these activities are permitted only outside of the dolphin interaction area. When swimming, snorkelling or diving: Be aware of dangerous marine life, including sharks. Always swim, dive or snorkel with at least one other person.
What plants are in Shark Bay?
Plants of Shark Bay
- Tree Heath.
- Seagrass Species Guide.
- Threatened Plants.
Is Monkey Mia an island?
Monkey Mia Reserve is located on the eastern shore of Peron Peninsula in the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, about 850 kilometres (528 miles) north of Perth.
Is it safe to swim at Monkey Mia?
Where is Monkey Mia dolphin feeding?
The Monkey Mia Recreation Zone extends in an 800 metre radius around the end of the Monkey Mia jetty. The dolphin experience area is within that zone and is the only place where dolphins are fed.
Do you have to pay to feed the Dolphins at Monkey Mia?
We left Denham around 7am to get to Monkey Mia by 7:30. You need to pay for entry to the park, however this then gives you free access to the dolphin feeding. There are three “sessions” between 7:45 to 12pm with the first one being most popular.
Are there any restrictions on what you can do at Monkey Mia?
Spearfishing, netting, water skiing and jet skiing are prohibited in the Monkey Mia Recreation Zone for the safety and well-being of the dolphins. Line fishing is not permitted in the dolphin experience area but is allowed in other parts of the recreation zone.
What kind of research is done at Monkey Mia?
Instructions and regulations for dolphin experiences are based on research done at Monkey Mia. Researchers have been studying dolphin behaviour, ecology, genetics, development, communication, social structure, predators and prey. Find out more about this research at Dolphins of Monkey Mia Research Foundation.
What do volunteers do at Monkey Mia reserve?
Volunteers play an important role in helping to manage the Monkey Mia Reserve, the Monkey Mia visitor centre and the dolphin experience. They assist staff with the wildlife interaction and enhance the stay of visitors by providing information about the dolphins, Monkey Mia Reserve and the surrounding Shark Bay World Heritage Area.