We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Pet Porpoise Pool - Dolphin Marine Magic

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 65 Orlando St, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 6659 1900
Website
Today
09:00 - 15:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

The name 'Dolphin Marine Magic' is a trading name for the iconic Pet...

The name 'Dolphin Marine Magic' is a trading name for the iconic Pet Porpoise Pool Pty Limited. Dolphin Marine Magic is located on the beautiful Mid North Coast of NSW, in the city of Coffs Harbour and sits approximately midway between Sydney and Brisbane. We are very close to the jetty precinct and adjacent to the Coffs Creek and we have been 'edutaining' (educating/entertaining) and engaging visitors for more than four decades. Over the years we have won many business and tourism awards.

 

Dolphin Marine Magic is a fully accredited marine park with the regional Zoo and Aquarium Association.

We are licensed by the Department of Primary Industries to exhibit the animals we have in our care.

    On Boxing Day in 1970, the marine park opened as a rescue and rehabilitation centre for native marine animals, and we continue with this work. We have a Rehabilitation Licence issued by NSW - Office of Environment & Heritage - NSW National Parks & Wildlife Services. Additionally, we work closely with our local branch of NSW National Parks & Wildlife Services and have a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with them on how we will work together for the benefit of our native marine animals.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 959 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 643
    Excellent
  • 227
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Awesome

I just so love Dolphins, and it was amazing, to have a kiss from one. Plus actually pet them. and the show was awesome...

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Pat M
Add Photo Write a Review

959 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 950: English reviews
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I just so love Dolphins, and it was amazing, to have a kiss from one. Plus actually pet them. and the show was awesome...

Helpful?
Thank Pat M
Kelowna, Canada
Level Contributor
116 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a morning in December 2016 at Dolphin Marine Magic in Coffs Harbour. Started with breakfast and coffee in the Creekside Cafe. Nice ambiance. Attended the marine discovery presentation. Found it entertaining and educational. Children loved it. The only negative is that cost is on the expensive side for what you get.

Helpful?
Thank DaveBritishColumbia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well presented and professionally run shows and interactive experiences for kids and adults with happy healthy animals. Photos were also a highlight. Friendly staff made a difference. Good job with rescue animals.

Helpful?
Thank Heidi J
Forster, Australia
Level Contributor
45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place is amazing. My 2 kids (9 & 5) just loved it. its great value and the interactions with the dolphins and seals make it all worthwhile. I would return in a heartbeat. We went on a monday morning out of school holidays and it was really quiet. Yeah, the place is a little run down but that really... More 

Helpful?
Thank Julie C
Dubbo, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a very god time. Children enjoyed a lot. we picked the spot from many different ideas but finally this was our main destination. It was worth spending the time.

Helpful?
Thank CSABEG
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice family day out interacting with seals, dolphins and penguins. The animals are cared for very well. Our kids got involved with the on-stage performances. The day finished a little quickly with the cafe staff keen to pack up for the day! Overall a very memorable outing.

Helpful?
Thank Dean T
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic park. For the price of entry there is so much up close interaction with the animals. Highly recommend to anyone

Helpful?
Thank John O
Orange, Australia
Level Contributor
103 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with 4yo son and husband on a sunny morning. The whole place looks as though they've done a lot of work since we last visited many years ago. Grounds are beautifully kept, with a turtle enclosure, peacocks, picnic area and photo area for seal kisses in the initial outside area. Walk through and they have the pool and arena... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kylie B
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked in for the Ultimate Dolphin Experience. It was lovely to get back into the water and see my old mate Bucky who is now 47 years old and going strong. Such a sweet dude and he gave me lots of hugs. The animals are well cared for - there is a lot of great educational explanation on their habitat,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tini-treen
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok. Big call I know however hear me out. The park is smaller and has limited sea creatures. However the interaction with the animals is amazing!!!! Up close to dolphins and sea lions as well as penguins, turtles and rays. For the price of entry you get to feed a seal, get a kiss from a dolphin and a seal... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rolfesk

Travellers who viewed Pet Porpoise Pool - Dolphin Marine Magic also viewed

Coffs Harbour, New South Wales
 
Coffs Harbour, New South Wales
Coffs Harbour, New South Wales
 

Been to Pet Porpoise Pool - Dolphin Marine Magic? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Pet Porpoise Pool - Dolphin Marine Magic and other visitors
7 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Pet Porpoise Pool - Dolphin Marine Magic staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?