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Monkey Mia

There are no monkeys at Monkey Mia but I believe that the name is a combination of "Monkey" which was the name of a pearling ship that anchored there in the 19th century and "Mia" is a local Aboriginal word meaning place.

But you can come tome and experience the wild dolphins at
Monkey Mia

...and if you've driven this far you may as well drive the extra 400 kilometres or so to Exmouth...

Nanga Bay Resort

There is a wide variety of accommodation available at Nanga Bay Resort

Shell Beach

Walk on trillions of tiny shells at Shell Beach

  • Last visit to Monkey Mia: Oct 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Jun 7, 2008 at 4:09 AM

    Nice tips and photos of Monkey Mia and the dolphins :)

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    May 27, 2008 at 12:31 PM

    The stromalites look like nothing on earth! The more I see of your pages, the more I know I would love WA - wish we'd made it there when we visited Oz some years back

  • Apr 4, 2008 at 5:58 PM

    My Monkey??? Whoever named this town was one snag short of a barbie!

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Mar 14, 2008 at 7:07 AM

    I was intriqued by the name of Monkey Mia, then by the stromalites which I thought looked like black lava til I read your description! Got any shells big enough to collect????

  • christine.j's Profile Photo
    Sep 21, 2007 at 8:26 AM

    Stromalites, a beach made out of billions of shells and the name Monkey Mia - this seems to be a place out of this world!

  • DarkRay's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2007 at 12:55 PM

    Great information!

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Feb 28, 2007 at 9:00 AM

    Oh my - just love the name & the shell beach & blue skies

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2006 at 6:13 PM

    A friend of mine was lucky enough to work there....

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Jul 26, 2006 at 2:56 PM

    Kaikoura in WA....actually more Whales there LOL I love the Dolphy's. the Stromalites look like a herd of Sealions, amazing stuff..but no Monkey here :-(

  • hash09's Profile Photo
    May 9, 2006 at 9:38 PM

    when i saw words monkey mia, i thought i can see a lovely monkey picture, but what you have is a shell and dolphin... that adorable... hehehe


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