Kalbarri National Park - Shark Bay marine cruise - Monkey Mia
This morning we explore some of the Kalbarri National Park, which covers over 183,000 hectares. This area of Western Australia is well known for its spectacular wildflowers, so we’ll be stopping off at several locations along the way to have a look. We then continue our journey north, arriving in Denham for lunch before heading to Monkey Mia on Shark Bay.
World Heritage Listed in 1991, Shark Bay is one of only 16 sites worldwide that satisfy all four criteria for World Heritage listing. It features one of the largest and most diverse seagrass beds in the world and is home to 10% of the world’s dugong population. There’s a myriad of other marine life including dolphins, whales, manta rays, turtles and sharks.
The best way to experience Shark Bay is on a cruise, so this afternoon we’ll board a modern catamaran and head off to spot the bay’s rich marine life. Upon getting back to shore we head to the Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort and check-in for our overnight stay. (B, L, D)