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Pet Porpoise Pool - Dolphin Marine Magic

65 Orlando Street, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Aquariums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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.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. « less
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Good for kids learn and get close to the marine animal and reptiles. Price of entry is excessive, especially for adult at this small park.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Compared to SeaWorld and the shows of other similar marine parks around the world, this show was a little amateurish, but what you get here you just won't get at the bigger parks unless you pay a lot of additional money - and that is the opportunity to personally interact, one on one, with a dolphin, patting him, playing ball... More

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A great place to really get close to the animals. Pat the seals and dolphins, feed the fairy penguins and see the show. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Still on a high, best experience EVER! Great for kids. You get hands on experience with all animals and you can tell they are all well taken care of!

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Wentworthville, NSW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

It's a "Hands On" establishment. I loved it, as did the kids. I've been to Sea World on Gold Coast, which was great, but this smaller establishment, was more enjoyable. There are fewer dolphins, but it's "up close & personal" especially if you have your photo taken, being KISSED by a dolphin or a whiskery seal lion - great fun... More

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Its a small park that offers so much for animal lovers. You get a kiss from a sea lion, dolphin and get to pat the dolphins as well as play ball with them. I did the in-water experience with Bella the dolphin which was fantastic there is a fee though for this experience. You also get to feed the reef... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Stopped here by chance after seeing a flyer for it at our Hotel and we had some time in morning before moving on, so glad we did too - My wife and I arrived about 9:30am as that's when their first show starts, make sure you get there early so you can take part in the seal and dolphin kisses.... More

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Dubbo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I re-visited the Pet Porpoise Pool in Coffs Harbour recently - there have been many changes to the layout of the park with a new attraction called Seal Shores where the Australian Sea Lions are out and about in a simulated natural environment. I also got to do another in-water interaction... this time, we had Jet, a four year old... More

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melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Wow. We came here 15 years ago and loved it then and that hasn't changed. Great value for families to experience first hand playing with the dolphins, getting kises from both the dolphins and seals without extra cost and being able to hand feed the little penguins. It is so interactive for all the family. Love this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We were visiting for a sporting event and had the morning free. I was with my 12 year old daughter who loved every minute of it and so did I. There are not huge amounts of things to do, but you do get to get up close and personal with the animals there. Truly a unique experience. The staff were... More

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