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Monkey Mia Travel Guide: 34 reviews and 89 photos

Home of the Monkey???

Monkey Mia was named as such as there was a ship called 'Monkey' in the past that stops at this place. 'Mia' means 'home' in aboriginal terms so the place means 'Home of the Monkey'. However, you don't find monkeys here. Instead, you will find many dolphins and pelicans (the bird that help to save Nemo if you have watched 'Finding Nemo') here. Monkey Mia is part of the protected World Heritage Site of Shark Bay.

On the catamaran 'Shotover'

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  • In a nutshell:Must visit if you are a dolphin-lover!
  • Last visit to Monkey Mia: Nov 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • kelnsha's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2008 at 9:36 PM

    Hi Jo, Monkey Mia brings back memory when I was there in 1998. Cheers!

  • aussiejen's Profile Photo
    Nov 21, 2005 at 2:16 PM

    One day, hopefully, I'll get to see these dolphins : )

  • lorgnierl's Profile Photo
    May 5, 2005 at 9:53 AM

    dolphins, pelicans, no dive?

  • Myndo's Profile Photo
    May 5, 2005 at 9:43 AM

    Great dolphin pictures! Sadly I have heard that they don´t let you feed the dolphins anymore.

  • bpacker's Profile Photo
    Apr 7, 2005 at 5:01 AM

    This is really cool, to feed dolphins in the wild like this!

  • littlesam1's Profile Photo
    Dec 22, 2004 at 9:33 AM

    It looks like a lot of fun. Great dolphin pics.

  • aussiedoug's Profile Photo
    Dec 5, 2004 at 12:10 AM

    This is something I'd really like to do with my girls. They would absolutely love it & so would I.

  • K.Knight's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2004 at 2:57 AM

    What a special part of the world this is, and you got to feed your favorite animal!!!! It is a shame you did not see more while on the shotover.


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