Getting Here



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Many airlines fly to Western Australia and prices vary considerably, so it pays to shop around for a flight. A list of International airlines and Domestic Airlines can be found on the Perth airport website. Consider the length of the flight and any mandatory stopovers.  Start by contacting the major airlines or your local Aussie Specialist at the Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery & Visitor Information Centre.

Skippers Aviation provides the air service into the Monkey Mia / Shark Bay airport with return flights scheduled for 4 days a week.  


Getting between terminals at the Airport

There is a free Terminal transfer bus which operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The journey takes approximately ten minutes to complete.  Terminal transfer bus stops are located on the forecourt at T1, T3, T4 and in a new dedicated bus area close to T2.


Departing from T1 and T2 arriving at T3 and T4

6.00am to 12.00am midnight - departing on the hour, at 20 minutes past the hour and at 40 minutes past the hour.


12.00am midnight to 6.00am – departing on the hour and at 30 minutes past the hour.


Departing from T3 and T4 arriving at T1 and T2

6.00am to 12.00am midnight – departing on the hour, at 20 minutes past the hour and at 40 minutes past the hour.


12.00am midnight to 6.00am – departing at 15 minutes past the hour and at 45 minutes past the hour.


Note: Skippers Aviation have their own purpose built terminal. Transfers from Perth Airport Terminals 2 & 3 to the Skippers Terminal can be arranged by calling the Skippers Terminal on 08 9479 1244.


Getting to Perth Domestic Airport

Operating both to and from Perth Airport T3 (Domestic) and Perth city, the CONNECT shuttle will pick you up or drop you off at five convenient locations:

  • East Perth train station;
  • WA Museum on Beaufort Street;
  • Wellington Street, opposite the YHA Backpackers Hostel;
  • The Kings Perth Hotel, corner of Pier and Hay Streets; and
  • The Ambassador Hotel, Adelaide Terrace.

Please view the Perth city shuttle map more information on the route.


For services to and from T1 (International) and T2 (Domestic), please take the free terminal transfer bus which operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


T4 is located next to T3 and is only a short walk to the CONNECT bus stop. 


Tickets are $15 per person one way.  There is no need to book, you can purchase a ticket from the driver on the day of travel.


Getting to Perth Airport Skippers Terminal

Perth airport is located 12km from Perth CBD. From Perth city take the Graham Farmer Freeway to the Great Eastern Highway exit and turn left. Follow the Great Eastern Highway for approximately 10 minutes, keep driving past the main domestic terminal entrance and turn right into Fauntleroy Avenue then left into Bungana Avenue. Skippers' Aviation own purpose built passenger terminal is on your right.


Address: Valentine Road, Redcliffe

Phone: (08) 9479 1244 (Direct to Terminal)

Fax: (08) 9478 3249


A taxi from the city to Skippers at Perth Airport will take approximately 20 minutes and cost roughly $25.00.

For Shark Bay / Monkey Mia Passengers, pick up from T2 & T3 is available by phoning Skippers Terminal on 08 9479 1244.


Connect Perth Airport Shuttle from T2 & T3 to International terminal or City phone 1300 666 806.

Hire cars can be arranged to be picked up and dropped off at the Skippers Terminal by arrangement. Burswood Car Rentals have exclusive terminal access to the Skippers Terminal and are the only car rental operator in Perth with this access.

Email to receive an exclusive code that enables you to cheaper car rental from the Skippers Terminal.


Transport in Shark Bay


Car Hire

Shark Bay Car Hire offer manual and automatic vehicle options and can be booked direct on 0474 556 296 or email . Alternatively you can visit their website 

Airport Transfers

Shark Bay Coaches offer airport transfers to Denham properties, and also tours around the region including trips to Monkey Mia all trips can be booked here.

Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort offer airport transfers to their guests and can be booked directly with the resort on 08 9948 1320. 

Getting Around

With good roads and scenic views wherever you go, getting around Shark Bay is part of the fun.

Although Shark Bay is a small region by Australian standards, it's actually the same size as The Bahamas or Jamaica, but don't worry with one road in and one road out its very difficult to get lost.

There are no train services in Shark Bay, so travellers that fly in rely on coaches, tour operators  and of course car-hire to get to and from our natural landmarks.

Guided tours offer a comfortable and relaxing way of seeing the region with many local tour companies offering traditional coach tours, 4WD tours, boat tours and scenic flights around Shark Bay. They provide extensive year round multi-day itineraries for budget, deluxe and luxury travellers.

Specialised small escorted group touring is also available to cater for particular interests and the youth touring market.

The World Heritage Drive (2WD)

Follow the World Heritage Drive to experience Shark Bay in a two-wheel drive vehicle.

  • Hamelin Pool Telegraph Station
  • Hamelin Pool Stromatolites
  • Shell Beach
  • Eagle Bluff
  • Ocean Park
  • Denham Lookout
  • Little Lagoon
  • Peron Homestead Precinct
  • Monkey Mia


Beyond the World Heritage Drive (4WD)

With a high clearance four-wheel drive you can venture along soft sandy tracks and enjoy sights beyond the bitumen.


  • Francois Peron National Park
  • Edel Land including Steep Point
  • Dirk Hartog Island National Park


Four-wheel driving in Shark Bay is on deep soft sand on single lane tracks.

  • A 4WD with high clearance and low range capabilities is required.
  • Tyre pressure should be dropped to 20psi or lower.
  • All normal road traffic rules apply.
  • Take care on blind bends and dangerous rises
  • Drive only on existing tracks
  • Unlicensed vehicles such as quad bikes and motor bikes are not permitted.

Please be aware that there are some sites within the National Parks and Edel Land that will only be accessible via 4WD. 

The State Government has launched a series of road safety booklets in foreign languages in an effort to improve safety for international visitors who travel on our roads.The ‘On The Road’ booklets include Western Australian road rules and key road safety messages and are available in seven languages including Italian, German, Mandarin, Malay, Korean, French and English. For a copy of this booklet please visit