Monkey Mia

Submitted: Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 at 11:21
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New to Perth and planning a 7 day trip north (next week if weather is not too hot) to see Monkey Mia.
I welcome suggested places to stay and see there and on the way.
We have to date been up to Jurien, and seen Pinnacles and Wedge Island.
Thanks
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Reply By: Member - Melissa - Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 at 13:51

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 at 13:51
Thommo,

If you've only got 7 days don't worry about seeing anything on the way there...there's so much to see and do on the Shark Bay peninsular that you'll wish you had more time. Could easily spend a minimum of 2 or 3 days poking around Francis Peron NP (4WD only, plenty of camping though no shade, fishing, great scenery, inspect the old station buildings and take a dip in the warm artesean bore etc). Steep Point is also an excellent run but don't try to do it in one day. We did and it was too much. Plenty of bush camping along the coast (be prepared for wind though). Other attractions on the Peninsular include the old telegraph station and Hamelin Bay (smallish campground/caravan park here), Shell Beach, Eagle Bluff, Denham and nearby Little Lagoon and creek mouth. Nice beaches and a bit of easy 4WDriving north of Monkey Mia. Oh yeah, I've heard the day cruise aboard the catamaran (can't think of the name..."Shot****" somehting or other) from Monkey Mia is good too but can't speak from personal experience. If you don't want to bush camp in the NP, there's caravan parks at Monkey Mia and Denham.

Enjoy...wish it was me going!

:o) MelissaPetrol 4.5L GU Patrol &
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Follow Up By: Thommo - Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 at 19:26

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 at 19:26
Melissa, thanks for your comments.
By the way, your website is fantastic.
Thommo
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Follow Up By: Brendon - Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 at 22:51

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 at 22:51
The catamaran is the "Shotover" - a great trip. unfortunately they don't run it if too windy, so it's a casual sail but great fun. Only one place to stay at Monkey Mia; at the resort. Typical tourist hotspot, but good for a few days, plenty to see and do at the resort. Not much 4WD'ing at the resort though. You already have a good rundown on the other spots. Plenty of info on the web, and tourist info.
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Follow Up By: Matt (W.A.) - Thursday, Nov 13, 2003 at 10:11

Thursday, Nov 13, 2003 at 10:11
Melissa,
Keep It On The Rough Stuff

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Follow Up By: Matt (W.A.) - Thursday, Nov 13, 2003 at 10:14

Thursday, Nov 13, 2003 at 10:14
Melissa,
Sorry for the last post!!!! Just want to say you have a great Website Cant wait for the updates. Still reading about your travels very interesting read, once again great site.Keep It On The Rough Stuff

Matt (W.A.)
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Reply By: maverick - Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 at 16:08

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 at 16:08
Our 40deg will finish today and the next week will be nice. There is however a little thiong called the wind. From now until early January there are constant and consistent 20-30kts SSW winds extending from South of Perth up to Onslow. Don't let it put you off just be prepared.
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Follow Up By: Thommo - Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 at 19:30

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2003 at 19:30
Maverick,
I will take your advice. We have copped a bit of dust/wind during our visit to Innamincka last year. We have a strong tent, but no doubt the sand will get in, it’s just how much. I hope the forecast is correct.
Thanks.
Thommo
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Reply By: Big Red - Thursday, Nov 13, 2003 at 10:21

Thursday, Nov 13, 2003 at 10:21
Thommo,
If you're interested you may wish to become a member of the Bush Camping Club, doing exactly that as well as exploring new locations. There' no application or membership fees. email rod.watson1@bigpond.com
See ya
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