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After viewing the dolphins at Monkey Mia, there is no need to leave immediately. .This short 2 kilometre loop trail takes you through the dunes and tidal flats which attract and shelter a wide variety of Birds. You’ll find a Bird hide on the top of the dune.
Although this trail is only short, for nature lovers it is packed with attractions. The vibrant red dunes host a large variety of plants, many of them putting on great flowering displays in spring. The dune vegetation also shelters numerous Birds including the rare thick-billed grasswren and the beautiful singing chiming wedgebill. On the top of a dune is a Bird hide. The tidal flats and beach are a haven for waterBirds including pelicans and ospreys. It's easy enough, however sandy sections may make it a bit more of an effort. The trail starts from the Car Park at the back of Monkey Mia Visitors Centre.
About the region
Monkey Mia is a popular tourist destination located about 900 km north of Perth, Western Australia. The reserve is 25 km northeast of the town of Denham in the Shark Bay Marine Park and World Heritage Site. The main attraction are the bottlenose dolphins that have been coming close to shore for more than fifty years.
Start Point: Monkey Mia Car Park 26kms from Denham which is 826km (9 hours) north of Perth
End Point: Monkey Mia Car Park 26kms from Denham which is 826km (9 hours) north of Perth
Region: Monkey Mia, Coral Coast
For more information, a location map and GPS file please visit Trails WA.