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Wulyibidi Yaninyina Trail, Monkey Mia, Shark Bay

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 2.7 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 2

After viewing the dolphins at Monkey Mia, there is no need to leave immediately. This short 2 kilometre loop trail takes you through the dunes and tidal flats which attract and shelter a wide variety of birds.

View from dunes down to the Monkey Mia Dolphin Experience and resort.
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Trail Start

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Monkey Mia Car Park 26kms from Denham which is 826km (9 hours) north of Perth

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Although this trail is only short, for nature lovers it is packed with attractions. The vibrant red dunes host a large variety of plants, many of them putting on great flowering displays in spring. The dune vegetation also shelters numerous birds including the rare thick-billed grasswren and the beautiful singing chiming wedgebill. On the top of a dune is a bird hide.

The tidal flats and beach are a haven for waterbirds including pelicans and ospreys. It's easy enough, however sandy sections may make it a bit more of an effort. The trail starts from the car park at the back of Monkey Mia Visitors Centre.

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Time / Duration

Up to 1 hour


2.7km loop

What To Pack

Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.

Trail Start

Monkey Mia Car Park 26kms from Denham which is 826km (9 hours) north of Perth

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Grade 2

No bushwalking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km. Suitable for families with young children.

Difficulty Notes

There is soft sand.


Monkey Mia resort has camping, caravan sites and hotel rooms.
There is accommodation in Denham as another option.
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Cafe
  • Camping
  • Car Park
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Lookouts
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop
  • Visitor Information Centre

Best time of year

May to November


Day pass required. (National Park Pass cannot be used)

Trail Access

Drive, bus or fly to Denham / Monkey Mia. 2WD access to trail.

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