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Dec 24, 2009 - Broome- Monkey Mia

Deze morgen na 25u bussen in het Monkey Mia Resort aangekomen. Op de weg hiernaartoe door de streek gereden waar de cycloon aan land gekomen is en hoewel er aan de lage bush bijna niets te zien is dat zou kunnen wijzen op de doortocht, toch in het roadhouse dat een 50km van het centrum lag een aantal ontwortelde aangeplante bomen gezien en er was ook een deel van het toiletblok vernield. De eigenaars hadden in hun grote bus geschuild, maar vonden het toch maar een gevaarlijke bedoening, vooral met de bomen die omwaaiden en ze hadden het...

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Jun 19, 2009 - Shark Bay and Monkey Mia

Today we travelled down to the Shark Bay region of Western Australia which is Heritage listed. Geographically, it is located on the most western point of Australia. At this region there are two towns that we were interested in visiting, and that was Denham and Monkey Mia. We stopped at Denham for lunch, and have booked into the resort at Monkey Mia, to stay overnight. In the morning, we hope to be a part of the 'feeding the wild dolphins' at Monkey Mia - which is what attracts a lot of people to this area. The beaches, bird watching,...

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Mar 23, 2009 - Monkey Mia Beach

Well where to start? I have had the time of my life the past seven days travelling up the West coast of Oz. After the initial getting to know you stage (who you are, where you’re from blah blah blah) we soon driving away from Perth. I was quite glad I already knew Laura, so didn’t have to have that conversation with everyone! First stop was to Nambung National Park to see the Pinnacles Desert. This is basically a large patch of land which has these strange rock formations growing out of the sand (which hasn’t really been fully explained...

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Grand Day Out

Jan 15, 2009 - Monkey Mia/Shark BayBe

In Monkey Mia konnten wir dann die Delphine nochmal ganz aus der Naehe betrachten, die bis bis zu den Fuessen heran geschwommen sind. Der aelteste Delphine war schon 33 Jahre alt und hatte ein Kleines mit dabei von gerade 5 Monaten. Was aber auch schon eine gewisse Groesse hatte. Wir hatten auch eine kurze Begegnung mit einem Hai aber da war keine Zeit (oder Nerven!!)um ein Foto zu machen! :-)

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Anja goes Down Under

Dec 6, 2008 - Monkey Mia

Onwards to Monkey Mia, Western Australia, via 1 night in Perth. Unashamed to say that we get to the hotel late afternoon and the girls watch a DVD and go to bed at 6pm, I do the laundry, and Martin pops out to bring home a gourmet dinner of 2 Aussie meat pies and a bottle of wine. We sleep like the Waltons, 4 little beds in a row - goodnight John Boy - but John Boy is already happily snoring... The flight to Monkey Mia is a little prop plane that hugs the coast line all the way up (3 hours). The view is spectacular - totally unspoilt...

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Apr 15, 2008 - Dolpins at Monkey Mia

Sun 13 April 2008 Left Perth early and headed up the west coast to Nambung National park - checked out the famous Pinnacle Rocks and trekked a trail through the desert. The Pinnacles are thousands of limestone rock pillars scattered across a moon-like lanscape across a golden desert floor. We continued up through Jurien and Geraldton - the capital of the mid-west - stopping off to pay our respects at the HMAS Sydney Memorial where 645 men lost their lives in 1941 when their ship encountered a German battleship. Many offshore islands around...

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Mar 21, 2008 - Day 3 - Monkey Mia

Once we had woken up (after 2 hours sleep again) and watched the sunrise, we had a short drive across the Peron Peninsula to make our way to the beach to see the world famous Monkey Mia dolphins. Once we arrived, we went down to the beach and watched as the wild dolphins came into shore to be fed. It was pretty amazing seeing them close up. Once they had finished their breakfast, a few of us decided to go on a boat trip to hopefully see some more wild sealife - and we weren't disappointed. As we left we were asked if we wanted to go...

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Sep 7, 2007 - Monkey Mia And Shark Bay

WE ENDED UP SPENDING A DAY AND A BIT AT MONKEY MIA. WE STAYED RIGHT NEAR THE BEACH AND BOY DID IT BLOW A GALE AND WAS A LITTLE COOLER THAN THE 36 DEGREES DRY HEAT THAT WE HAD NOW BECOME A CUSTOM TO. WE WENT OUT TO SEE THE MAIN ATTRACTION OF THE FAMOUS DOLPHINS THAT COME RIGHT INTO SHORE AT THE BEACH THERE. THEY USUALLY FEED THE DOLPHINS A COUPKLE OF TIMES A DAY BUT THE BEST TIME TO GO AS YOU ARE 99% GARRENTEED THAT YOU WILL SEE THEM IS AT 7:30AM SO WE BOTH BRAVED THE COLD AND WEMT ANS STOOD DOWN BY THE WATER LIKE THE OTHER 100 FREEZING...

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J.C.'S BIG ADVENTURE

Mar 9, 2007 - Shark Bay Western Australia (Part 1) 24 to 28 February 2007.

Sylvia's Comments; On Saturday morning we left the Overlander Road House and headed into Shark Bay. Once you leave the road house and turn left off the North West Costal Road the whole area is called Shark Bay. So significant is the natural beauty here, that in 1991 it earned the prestigious World Heritage Listing. It is one of only a handful of places across the globe to satisfy all four criteria for World Heritage Status, having important evolutionary and biological histories, unique formations and natural habitats where threatened...

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Feb 23, 2007 - On the road to Monkey Mia

Hi guys, well we made it down the coast to monkey mia, not all the way though, we had to stop off about 100km short as we had driven 600kn that day and it was enough! We stopped off at Hamelin bay for the night, very quite but got to see our first kangaroo, woo hoo!!!! There are some rock formations here, that are only found in one other place in the world so we had to go and have a gander at them too! They look like rocks in the water but they are actually blocks of microbs that build these wierd stuctures, interesting anyway! The next...

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Dec 7, 2006 - Monkey Mia

Set off early in the morning for the long drive up to Monkey Mia. The journey took around 6 or 7 hours, but we had a stopover in the Billabong Roadhouse for some petrol and coffee (this place really is in the middle of nowhere, no other fuel for hundreds of ks either way). Monkey Mia is on the top of a peninsula off the NW of Australia. It really is an amazing place with bright white beaches and turquoise sea. There is a big reef system which starts here and heads up north to Coral Bay, called Ningaloo reef. It supposedly rivals the Great...

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Oct 30, 2006 - Off to Monkey Mia

We've been quite a distance today! We were picked up at 7:10am by Rob our tour guide on a nice comfy coach. Then we had a very, very long drive to Monkey Mia. We arrived just after 7pm. No kangaroo sightings so far. The roads were very long, very straight, and pretty boring. But overall we travelled about 860km. We're staying on a kind of campsite in a kind of chalet - no ensuite. Aargh! Luckily there's a toilet/shower block just outside. The block has signs on all the doors about not letting the emus in, and not feeding the emus! Now...

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