Dolphins of Monkey Mia

National Parks and Reserves

The Dolphins of Monkey Mia in the Shark Bay World Heritage area are famous for their almost daily ritual of swimming to shore. As many as five wild Bottlenose dolphins regularly visit the beach making Monkey Mia one of the most incredible dolphin watching destinations in Australia.

Times for the dolphin experiences depend on if and when the dolphins visit the beach. While they are only offered fish during their first three visits between 7:45am and 12noon, they often visit the beach outside these times to forage and socialise. Guidelines involve not approaching the dolphins too closely and especially not touching them.

Specially trained rangers control the interaction sessions, choosing a few lucky onlookers to hand feed the dolphins. At Monkey Mia you’ll learn all about these friendly creatures.

Researchers at the Dolphin Information Centre at Monkey Mia carry out important studies into dolphin interaction and are sometimes on hand to tell you about their findings.

Volunteers are welcome to assist with dolphin experiences, for more information please email

Monkey Mia is a 25 minute drive from Denham. Denham is a day’s drive from Perth or you can fly there in 2 hours from Perth.


Barbeque Beaches & Surf Carpark Caters for limited mobility Disabled access available Interpretive Centre Nature & Wildlife Non Smoking Picnic Area Public Toilet Wheelchair access


From AU$5.00

Day Pass:
Children six to 15 years AUD5
Adult Concession AUD10
Adult 16 years and older AUD15
Family Pass: Two adults, two children AUD35

Month Pass:
Children six to 15 years AUD10
Adult Concession AUD20
Adult 16 years and older AUD25
Family Pass Two adults, two children AUD60

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