BASE YOURSELF: Shark Bay – Monkey Mia or Denham
DURATION: 3 days, 2 nights
HIGHLIGHTS: History, heritage, nature, animals and photography
When you throw in a flight, a three-day break on Australia’s Coral Coast can feel like you’re miles away in ancient lands. Regular flights to Monkey Mia leave from Perth, usually around midday, which leaves you the afternoon to relax.
Flight: Depart Perth for Shark Bay area, Regional Express flies into Monkey Mia and Carnarvon airports.
Book your flight to Monkey Mia airport from Perth, landing mid-afternoon. Before flying, make plans to either hire a car (stay in Denham) or airport-transfer (stay in Monkey Mia).
Upon arrival, we suggest you ease into ‘Shark Bay Time’ by enjoying an afternoon swim or beverage near the beach.
Enjoy your dinner and then take part in an Indigenous Night Tour. It’s a great way to learn about the local Nhanda and Malgana Aboriginal people and to discover the history of Gutharraguda (Two Waters or Shark Bay).
Overnight: Shark Bay
With a full day in Shark Bay there are just too many choices of things to see, do and experience, but here are a few of our favourite full-day tours:
- Dirk Hartog Island 4WD Eco Tour
- François Peron National Park 4WD
- See Shark Bay from above on a scenic flight tour
- Eco Tour or Kayaking Tour
- Dive Shark Bay either Steep Point or Dirk Hartog Island
- Stromatolites and Shell Beach, learn about why these attractions are World Heritage listed
Enjoy your dinner and then take a stroll along the Beach and look up! With very little light pollution, Shark Bay is a great place to absorb the immense vastness of constellations on show.
Overnight: Shark Bay
Wake up early to feed the Dolphins of Monkey Mia. As they are wild animals, timing differs daily but the first feeding of the day is from approximately 7.45am. The return flight to Perth is usually in the afternoon.
Make the most of your day by booking a morning Wildlife Cruise, sailing around Shark Bay spotting dugongs, turtles and rays.
Flight: Depart Shark Bay for Perth with REX (Regional Express air)