Where is it? 800km north of Perth in Shark Bay, WA.

Monkey Mia has nothing to do with primates: cetaceans are the main attraction. Wild bottlenose dolphins frolic off this remote beach at Australia’s most westerly point and come into shore for feeding time. If you’re lucky, the ranger might declare you a Chosen One and it will be your hand that feeds a dolphin. It’s an experience that’s both magical and intimate.

“You can’t help but wonder if Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams was right about dolphins when you get up close to them. As they swim away you can almost hear them saying, ‘So long, and thanks for all the fish.’ ” – Elisabeth Knowles
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