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Pet Porpoise Pool - Dolphin Marine Magic

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Address: 65 Orlando St, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 2 6659 1900
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09:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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.

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Not cheap but definitely worth a visit

Happened to be driving past and decided to visit just in time for the 10am show. Not enough there to keep you entertained for the whole day so works out quite pricey for a family... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Happened to be driving past and decided to visit just in time for the 10am show. Not enough there to keep you entertained for the whole day so works out quite pricey for a family of four for just a few hours. Staff are really friendly and knowledgeable and it's great to get close and up and personal with these... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter and I had a fantastic morning at Dolphin Marine Magic. Very interactive experience with the dolphins

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Thank Vixgar
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went in with low expectations and was pleasantly surprised. Quite small but very "hands on" and the show was great! Staff were friendly and I loved how they encouraged everyone to interact with the animals and how inclusive the process was. You can pay extra for dolphin/seal experiences but we were still able to "pet" and interact with the Dolphins... More 

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Thank Tim W
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is not a bad place to visit albeit a little too pricey for what you get in my opinion- cost $30 a person. The penguin feeding was a bit ho-hum as was the turtle feeding. There is a bored sea-lion circling within its pool endlessly which provided some minor entertainment as it jumped out. Good knowledgeable staff though. There... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great experience. Staff lovely and we all had a wonderful time. Being kissed by a seal was unique and being in the water to pat and cuddle a dolphin will be remembered forever.

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Thank Donna F
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Don't go here expecting a nice laid out zoo. It is quite small but what is amazing about this space is how hands on you can be - feeding penguins, petting and playing catch with dolphins, feeding seals, getting a dolphin kiss. Some aspects feels a bit "conveyor belt" like but that did mean they ensured that everyone got to... More 

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Beresfield, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The children loved the dolphins and other marine life, very well organised place couldn't say a bad word about our experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were lucky enough to have a private encounter with jet one of the dolphins at the pet porpoise pool where we got to hug him we got to get pushed through the pool on a boogie board by him and also while hugging the dolphin got taken for a swim through the pool what an up close and fantastic... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the shows, the animals, beautiful place. Staff were friendly and helpful. Highly recommended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

You can pay too swim with dolphins or just pay the entrance fee and still have interaction. You can feed the penguins and seals . Get a kiss from dolphin hug a seal or with just entrance fee. But the best is the swim !!! Amazing

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