Monkey Mia is one of Western Australia’s most famous dolphin watching destinations. In the calm bay a pod of friendly dolphins visits the shore most days to be hand fed. The dolphins swim to the share around 3 times a day (mostly in the morning between 7.45 AM till noon). Don’t forget Shark bay, which is the perfect spot to see marine life!
What to do
Spot the dolphins
As mentioned before Monkey Mia is most famous because of its dolphins. You can feed and spot the dolphins multiple times a day.
Visit Shell Beach
50 minutes away from Monkey Mia you can see one of the most beautiful beaches on Earth. Shell beach is formed from tiny shells. It is the perfect spot to swim, sunbathe and snorkel.
Explore Shark Bay
Shark bay is located at the most Western point of Australia. Shark bay has the biggest and richest seagrass area in the entire world. It also has a big population of manatees and they have one of the oldest species on earth (stromatolites). From Monkey Mia there are several tours you can take you to Shark Bay.
Visit Dirk Hartog Island
Dirk Hartog Island is the biggest Island of Western Australia. It is a perfect spot for relaxing, sunbathing, scuba diving and/or snorkelling. There are multiple tours you can book to get there.
Make a stop at Pinnacles Desert
If you drive from Perth to Exmouth make a stop at Pinnacles Desert. The Pinnacles desert almost looks like a moonscape with giant limestone formations. The Pinnacles desert is close to the town of Cervantes. It is definitely worth a stop. The best time to go there is between July and October, because the landscapes are filled with full coloured blooms and flowers.