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Pet Porpoise Pool - Dolphin Marine Magic

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Address: 65 Orlando Street, 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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This place is amazing!!! I have been coming here since I was a young teenager and I'm now in my Forty's. It's a great place for families to visit and share the experience with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
emmamC4016KG
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is amazing!!! I have been coming here since I was a young teenager and I'm now in my Forty's. It's a great place for families to visit and share the experience with each other.

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The Entrance, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a great day at the Dolphin park, saw some good shows and my son and I got to swim with dolphin. Not overly large, but big enough for you to enjoy 4 or 5 hours of animal shows and a nice lunch.

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Thank Adam C
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we had a wonderful time here... this is a great park, small but definitely quality! totally recommend photos with the dolphins

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Thank RubySunday19
Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I think this place needs to expand or work out a way to give the dolphins and marine life more room. Pools are very small & though they may not be able to return to the wild, seems cruel keeping them in pools.

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Thank LeonnieCarroll
Northmead, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the staff are very friendly and happy to answer any questions as well as giving relevant information. The most enjoyable part of our visit however was being able to interact with the dolphins

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Thank MDandRD
Central Coast, NSW, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a day and a half here. Great shoes from the dolphins and seals. FREE encounter with feeding penguins, which other places would ask extra fees for. I hope it stays this way. Cafe on site - chicken pasta and salt and pepper squid that we had for lunch were delicious! Although the lady at the cafe counter could use... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were advised to allow up to half a day for this attraction, so we showed up at lunch time, but ended up running out of time. It was a fantastic experience of which the kids loved. After the dolphin show had finished, people were still allowed to stay and play ball with the dolphins until closing time. This meant... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was particularly fortunate to be the only one booked in my session so the lovely Katy (I think! Sorry; rubbish with names although I remember the dolphin is Jet!) was particularly informative and allowed many questions as well as the gentle and soundly monitored interaction with Jet the Dolphin ... a real highlight

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Thank GillnBas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All of the family had a great time, the staff were friendly the food in the cafe was very nice and the animals well looked after and appeared to be happy

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We all loved the show and kisses by the dolphin and seal. Kids also had a 5 min photo/hug with a dolphin, fantastic. The only thing is they sucker you in to by lots of photos. The money goes back to a good cause though. Great trip to take up half a day.

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