Almost without fail, the famous wild bottlenose dolphins visit the beach in front of the Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort several times a day, yearround. Under the watchful gaze of national parks rangers, who provide a 20-minute talk about the dolphins, you can stand in the water with these marine creatures, and some lucky people will be picked from the crowd to hand-feed them small amounts of fish. The dolphins are fed the first three times they come in each day, anytime between 8am and noon. Although there are other spots in the country to get up close to wild dolphins, this place offers the most reliable experience, and the most famous. The resort is in the Monkey Mia Reserve, and there is a fee to enter the reserve, but no fee for the dolphin experience.
DEC Monkey Mia: (08) 9948 1366
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