Monkey Mia

Travel Guide Oceania Australia Western Australia Shark Bay, Western Australia Monkey Mia



Monkey Mia is a popular tourist destination located about 800 kilometres north of Perth, Western Australia. The reserve is 25 kilometres northeast of the town of Denham in the Shark Bay Marine Park and World Heritage Site.



Getting There

By Plane

Shark Bay Airport (MJK) is around 8 kilometres from Denham, and around 16km from Monkey Mia on the Monkey Mia Road. The airport has a sealed landing strip, but no terminal facilities of any substance.

Skywest services the airport from Perth four times a week, and from Exmouth weekly.

Carnarvon is 350 kilometres from Denham/Monkey Mia, and has daily flights from Perth.

By Car

Shark Bay is around 1,000 kilometres drive north from Perth. It is around 5,000 kilometrs drive from Sydney, and about as far away from Sydney as you can get on the Australian mainland.



Getting Around

By Car

Shark Bay Car Hire is a local operator. None of the majors operate in the area.




You can use the form below to search for availability (Travellerspoint receives a commission for bookings made through the form)



Keep Connected


Internet caf├ęs are very common in the larger Australian cities and popular tourist destinations. However, once you leave the major population centres, you might have trouble finding somewhere to log on. Free wifi is getting more and more common (either with or without a code) in places like restaurants, some bars and coffee places and hotels. Sometimes a fee is required.


See also: International Telephone Calls

Australia is on a GSM 900/1800 network, so if you have an unlocked phone that works on those frequencies, you will be able to buy a prepaid SIM-card and stick into your phone when you're in Australia. You will receive a new Australian phone number with the SIM-card.

To dial out of Australia use the prefix 0011, followed by the calling code of the country you are trying to reach, followed by the area code of the city/town (without the 0!) and finally the phone number.

Within Australia, it is necessary to add an area code to the phone numbers if you are calling from outside the area. Below are Australia's area codes:

  • 02 - New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory (Sydney, Canberra)
  • 03 - Victoria & Tasmania (Melbourne, Hobart)
  • 07 - Queensland (Brisbane)
  • 08 - Western Australia, South Australia & Northern Territory (Perth, Adelaide, Darwin)

000 is the emergency telephone number in Australia, but the international GSM mobile emergency telephone number 112 also works on mobile phones.


Australia Post is the government's postal service. Most suburbs will have at least one post office. Opening times are mostly from around 8:00 or 9:00am to 5:00pm though larger ones keep longer hours sometimes. A standard letter or postcard sent within Australia will cost $0.60. Internationally, it costs $1.70 to send postcards anywhere in the world. Letters cost $1.85 to send within the Asia Pacific region and $2.60 to anywhere else in the world.[1]. It is also possible to send things as parcels or by express mail. You can also use use private courier companies like TNT, UPS or DHL as they are competitive and reliable.



  1. 1 Australia Post. Sourced 10 May 2013

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