Monkey Mia is a coastal township in the Gascoyne-Pilbara region. Around 400 dolphins, and the world’s largest population of dugong, inhabit the bay. Monkey Mia in Shark Bay is the only place in Australia where wild bottlenose dolphins visit the shore daily rather than seasonally. Shark Bay World Heritage Area become Western Australia’s first world heritage listed area in 1991 and is now one of only two in WA. The region is very unique as it fits all four natural criteria for World Heritage status for its Stromatolites, enormous seagrass beds, its diverse landscapes and exceptional scenery (including Zuytdorp Cliffs, Peron Peninsula, Dirk Hartog Island, Shell Beach) and its fauna refuge habitats (26 species of mammals which are threatened with extinction, 13 threatened reptiles, 3 rare birds, 10% of the world’s dugong population and significant loggerhead turtle rookeries).
- Shire of Shark Bay
- Shark Bay World Heritage Area includes local information, history, educational resources.
- The airport is approximately 8 kms from Denham along Monkey Mia Road.
- Monkey Mia tours and packages tours from Perth to Monkey Mia.