Welcome to Monkey Mia


There's not much to the place (Monkey Mia is little more than a beach and resort), but you don't need to rush off after the early feeding – the beach is lovely, and there are some excellent tour experiences too.


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$960.25 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7-Day Exmouth Explorer via The Pinnacles Monkey Mia & Ningaloo Reef Perth Return

Journey with us along the idyllic West Coast and experience a totally different side to Australia, a region many are yet to discover.  Start your adventure in the most remote capital city of Perth before heading north into the nature lovers’ paradise that is Western Australia. Ride down some huge white sand dunes overlooking the water, hike down to the banks of the Murchison River and peek through Nature’s Window into an ancient gorge.  For those seeking a unique view over the gorge there’ll also be opportunity to test your abseil skills (own expense).A visit to the World Heritage Listed region of Shark Bay will leave you in awe of the beauty of nature.  Here you can marvel at a beach made entirely of tiny shells, meet the world’s oldest living fossils, the stromatolites, and witness dolphins playing just off shore at Monkey Mia.  The region is not only home to around 2000 dolphins but also turtles, dugongs, kangaroos and emus!Be amazed by your visit to the World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Reef, known for its diverse marine life, manta rays and whale shark visitors!  Stay overnight in Coral Bay, a town right by the beach which boasts coral so close to shore you can swim out to view it.  Or join a tour in search of whale sharks or manta rays.  Whether you choose to join a boat tour or simply relax on the beach, the pristine beaches and turquoise waters here will leave a truly lasting impression. We follow the road as far north as Exmouth Cape, a place where rugged mountains flow almost down to the sea.  Stand atop Vlamingh Head at the lighthouse for views over the reef and ranges.  In spring, you may even spot the migrating humpback whales go by.  Complete your tour of the Cape with a visit to snorkelling haven of Turquoise Bay.From Exmouth we make our way back down towards Perth, opportunity for you to solidify new friendships and reflect on your adventure together.Highlights:Discover the strange Pinnacles Desert landscapeSand board down huge white sand dunesExplore the stunning gorges of Kalbarri National ParkWitness a beach made entirely of tiny shellsMeet Monkey Mia’s resident dolphinsStunning coastal scenery and pristine white beachesDiscover the underwater world of the Ningaloo Reef,Scuba dive the Navy Pier (own expense)Unwind at Turquoise BayMeet rescued wildlifeA moderate to advanced level of fitness is required to complete the walks.  Walks can be up to 4km in length, often steep and rocky sections in direct sunlight. 

$697.02 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5-Day Coral Coaster from Perth to Exmouth (One-Way) Monkey Mia and Ningaloo Reef

DAY 1 - PERTH TO KALBARRIKick off your adventure with sandboarding the huge white sand dunes of Lancelin. Followed by a guided tour through the Pinnacles Desert, before we journey up Indian Ocean Drive with its stunning coastal views. Quick stop in Geraldton, then onto the seaside town of Kalbarri, for our overnight accommodation. L,D DAY 2 - KALBARRI TO SHARK BAYMarvel at The Murchison Gorge, Nature’s Window and Z-Bend in Kalbarri National Park. Optional: Abseiling (additional cost). Witness vibrant blooms during wildflower season (in Spring). Take a stroll on a beach made of tiny shells. Then it’s on to Denham for our accommodation by the beach. B,L,D DAY 3 - SHARK BAY TO CORAL BAYSay good morning to the famous dolphins of Monkey Mia. Relax on the beach or grab a coffee at the resort, before we get back on the road. Visit the fascinating rock formations, the Stromatolites, before we reach our Coral Bay accommodation, located perfectly next to the Ningaloo Reef. B,L,D DAY 4 - CORAL BAY Explore the Ningaloo Reef at your own leisure. Wander the beautiful Coral Bay beaches or check out the shark nursery. Snorkel the technicoloured coral gardens only meters from shore. Optional: Boat tour or swim with the manta rays (additional cost). Short drive up the peninsula to check-in to our Exmouth accommodation for two nights. B,D DAY 5 - EXMOUTH - END POINTHead to Cape Range National Park’s spectacular limestone ranges, breathtaking canyons and pristine beaches. Time to relax or snorkel the stunning Turquoise Bay (snorkel hire $10), visit Vlamingh Head Lighthouse and Milyering Visitors Centre, before finishing late afternoon. Optional: whale shark or humpback whale snorkel tour or dive off Navy Pier - certified only (Additional costs). B,L,D

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Western Australia Adventure

When it comes to Australia, find out why the west is best on this 18-day adventure from Perth to Exmouth. Ever wanted to see kangaroos sunbathing on a beach? We’ve got that. Longed to meet the land and marine life of Australia up close and personal? We’ve got that too. We’ll cover ground from caves to reefs to deserts and beyond on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Don’t get left behind.

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Best of the Coast – Western Australia

There’s so much that’s awesome about Australia that it’s hard to nail down what’s best. We think we’ve managed to do it on this 10-day trip from Perth up the coast to Exmouth. We pack in plenty of authentic Aussie experiences, from spotting tons of native wildlife to taking kayak tours with Aboriginal guides and learning about their legends. See the marine life at Shark Bay, check out the stromatolites, explore Cape Range National Park and more. The best? Oh, yes.