Things to do
Make sure you check out up to three dolphin experiences held most days. The sessions are unique and memorable, and if you’re lucky you may even ask you to help with the feeding.
Aboriginal cultural tours
Discover the history of the Gutharraguda region and the traditional custodians of the land, the Malgana people, on these eye-opening tours. You will learn about bush tucker and medicine, and discover how the Malgana people have survived and thrived in this part of Western Australia for thousands of years.
Hire a kayak from the beach hut located in front of RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort and enjoy a self-guided tour of Monkey Mia where you will see an abundance of marine life.
Saddle up and treat yourself to a ride down the beach on one of the gentle giants. Led by a team of camel whisperers, these rides cater to visitors of all ages and abilities.
Set sail on a catamaran cruise
Take a trip on one of the two catamarans, offering wildlife cruises right off the jetty at Monkey Mia.
Marvel at the wonder of the wide-open sky from our beautiful beach. Our clear nights and temperate climate are perfect for stargazing. Come along and explore stars, planets, galaxies and constellations
Ocean Park Aquarium
Enjoy a fun day out at Shark Bay’s Ocean Park Aquarium where there are hourly shark feedings. The eco-friendly attraction is home to turtles, sea snakes, stingrays and all sorts of sea creatures. Adventurous types can take in a dive experience or a 4WD tour while Ocean Restaurant is a good option for those seeking a relaxing meal overlooking the water.
Diving and other marine activities
Offering scuba diving, snorkelling and scenic tours to the Westernmost point of Australia, Steep Point and to the untouched wilderness of Dirk Hartog Island. If you want adventure, a once in a lifetime experience, then look no further! You can see sharks, rays, turtles, dolphins, dugongs and even whales in season. Your crew have over a decade of experience in Shark Bay so your day will be informal as well as educational including marine life and maritime history briefings on the area
Explore the bay
Shark Bay is Australia’s largest bay. Boasting over 1000 kilometres of pristine beach and calm, inviting waters. There is an abundance of natural beauty throughout the Shark Bay World Heritage area and many other beaches and look out points that should not be missed. Many of these can be reached in a standard vehicle, but entrance into the Francois Peron National Park requires a 4WD vehicle. If you do not have your own vehicle, there are a number of guided 4WD tour options available.
Fire on The Water Exhivition
Experience the battle of HMAS Sydney II and HSK Kormoran which took place off the coast of Shark Bay during World War II in a new exhibit and 3D short film, Fire on the Water. Featuring astonishing imagery from a series of deep-sea expeditions, the exhibit creates a timeline of the battle and offers insights into when the two ships met 77 years ago. This free exhibit is screening every half hour at the Shark Bay Discovery and Visitors Centre during normal opening hours. Find out more.
Shark Bay Winter Festival
The Shark Bay Winter Festival is held on the middle weekend of the Western Australian July school holidays. This is a three day event starting on Friday with a street parade, Saturday is the Shark Bay Farwestern Speedway Championship (this is the biggest one day speedway meet in Australia) followed by entertainment and fireworks, and Sunday hosts the Winter Markets with side show, stalls and more entertainment.
Kindy Gym, held at the Shark Bay Recreation Centre on Francis Street – provides an opportunity for children to enhance their skills and socialise in a fun setting. Parents are encouraged to join in as the children participate in planned activities. For more information on Kindy Gym please call the Community Resource Centre on 0899481787.
Star Gazers Night
The Star Gazers night is held at the Peron Homestead in the month of September (depending on the moon). This informative evening is hosted by the Geraldton Astronomy Group who come to Shark Bay with all of their equipment and give the locals and visitor an insight into the world of astronomy.
Shark Bay Rendezvous Festival
The festival events include: Sailing by the Stars, re-enactment of Louis and Rose de Freycinets camp at Cape Lesueur, market stalls, including french food and a faux french poodle parade, period costumes, concert with French musicians and headline bands, speedway meet at the Shark Bay Speedway, and much, much more.