|Accommodation | International Flights | Domestic Flights | Tours | Travel Insurance | Car Hire | Visas | Shopping | Dating | Humour
Monkey Mia / Shark Bay
While there are dolphin tours available in various places
around Australia, Monkey Mia is the only place where you can see them
for free, and with a 99.99% chance of seeing them.
There are other activities and tours available here, including cruising, sailing, snorkelling, beach camel rides and four wheel drive tours. And when you are finished with your adventures you can rest and relax in the resort's spring hot tub and licensed restaurants.
Mia is the Aboriginal term for home or shelter, while the Monkey part of the name is allegedly derived from a pearling boat called Monkey that anchored here in the late 19th century, during the days when pearling was an industry in the region.
The area was originally used as a base for the pearling and fishing boats.
In November 1990, the waters adjoining Monkey Mia were declared a Marine Park managed by the Department of Conservation and Land Management.
In more recent years, attention has been given to the Aboriginal history of the area and the Aborigines' knowledge of the land, this resulted in Aboriginal cultural tours being established, where tourists can get an introduction to this ancient culture.
There is a wide choice of car rental companies where you can book your car or campervan online to be assured of a car on your arrival in Australia , and most offer one way rentals between major cities. Monkey Mia is a long way from Darwin or Perth so you have a long drive ahead of you. Nothing beats the freedom of having your own car to explore and stop when and where you want.
Budget Car Hire needs little introduction, the name says it all: car hire at Budget Prices with a car hire company with an international reputation, and this sites makes it even easier to find yourself a cheap hire car, or anything else with wheels: trucks,buses, campervans, utes, four wheel drives etc.
Western Australia is the perfect place to travel with a
camper van! Wide open roads, countless beautiful spots to pull over and
camp, the freedom to go where and when you want.
Nothing beats finding your own camping spot in the wild, having a cold beer admiring a wildly coloured outback sunset and a dinner cooked on the campfire under the magnificent starry skies.
Discovery Campervans is an Australian owned and operated company that specialises in organising campervan rentals in Australia but also in New Zealand.
Their fully qualified team handle your reservation queries and overlook all rentals placed. The benefit to you of having a dedicated team is that it provides a level of professionalism, product knowledge and experience to ensure that your rental goes smoothly, and you can enjoy your trip without any hassles. Yes, REAL People work here!
Campervans has been built and developed with the support
and continuing assistance of the largest campervan rental companies in
both Australia and New Zealand....
By booking your campervan hire through the Discovery Campervans website, you get to take advantage of our clever technology - showing up to date, competitive comparitive prices - and have the security of renting with established and leading brands in the campervan hire market.
Compare Britz, Maui, Backpacker, Kea and Apollo on one easy to use website.
Save Quotes, look at the layouts and full specifications and compare prices and package inclusions.
See our page Campervan hire in Australia for more useful info and links on renting a camper or RV in Australia
Unless you are planning on some very long distance driving
you will have to fly to Monkey Mia, Shark Bay is the nearest airport.
If you are already in Australia then go to our page Cheap Domestic Flights in Australia for a good choice in cheap domestic airfares to Monkey Mia /Shark Bay.
If you are still in your home country then you will need to get an international flight to Monkey Mia / Shark Bay, but international airlines do not fly straight in to Shark Bay and you have to go via another bigger city in Australia, such as Perth or Darwin.
Feel more comfortable to book your airfares to Monkey Mia online with a travel business from your own country that you know and trust?