Visiting 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. Thick-billed grasswrens are often seen near the carpark.

While at Monkey Mia, step away from the water to explore the area’s natural and cultural history along the Wulyibidi Yaninyina trail, a 1.5 km loop walk over dunes and along the beach. The walk is best done when the birds are most active just after sunrise or late in the afternoon.

Entry fees apply - see the fees and bookings page for details.


Dolphins at Monkey Mia

Like the Monkey Mia dolphin experience Facebook page to keep up with what’s happening at Monkey Mia.

See these pages for more information about the dolphins and the experience:

Monkey Mia dolphin experience

Monkey Mia dolphin history

Meet the dolphins

Volunteering at Monkey Mia


The road to Monkey Mia is sealed and suitable for caravans. It is on the eastern coast of Peron Peninsula, 24km from Denham. There are regular flights from Perth to Shark Bay Airport, a ten minute drive from either Monkey Mia or Denham. Monkey Mia Resort has most of the facilities and services you are likely to need.

Visit the Discovery Centre to find out about commercial accommodation and to make bookings. You can also book in person at Monkey Mia.