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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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. 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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Penguin feeding, swimming with dolphins, reef feeding and free seal kisses! Very interactive and most staff members are lovely to talk to. Photos of seal kisses cost $15 each.

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
Lucy L
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Geelong, Australia
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Geelong, Australia
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58 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Penguin feeding, swimming with dolphins, reef feeding and free seal kisses! Very interactive and most staff members are lovely to talk to. Photos of seal kisses cost $15 each.

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Thank Lucy L
New South Wales, Australia
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unfortunately having to explain to your children why the Dolphins live in such a tiny pool was not what we expected from our visit. Although the show itself was good and the interaction with the animals we enjoyed. The end experience left the family wondering why we paid so much to see so little. The overall area of the park... More 

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Paige S, General Manager at Pet Porpoise Pool - Dolphin Marine Magic, responded to this review

Dear On-Recommendation Thank you for the feedback, I must assure you the park meets all the regulated standards set by the Department of Primary Industries in relation to pool size, water quality, and number of animals held. In fact we exceed the regulated space requirements for all the animals we care for. I will also assure you our animals are... More 

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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to get up close to Dolphins, penguins, seals, fish and much more. Kids loved it and got wet and learn a few things in the process! For additional costs you can swim with the Dolphins which didn't look to be overly exciting but still a thrill.

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Thank BrooNa
Alstonville, Australia
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I (both in our early 20's) spent a morning here last year. We weren't expecting much but happily were wrong. The price was much cheaper than we thought it would be. We got to meet and get photos taken with both a seal and dolphin We both thought the show was great and would recommend it to... More 

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Thank Elle S
Albion Park, Australia
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148 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is smaller than other marine parks but provides good interaction with Dolphins and Seals. Before the show you can line up and have photos with the Dolphins and Seal, for a cost. The show is interesting and close to the viewers. They allow you to feed a seal, as part of the show. We were told not to line... More 

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Thank Mark C
Maroubra, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our tip is to arrive early. We were first in and got to spend time playing catch with the Dolphins! Kids and adults lived this! The actual Dolphin and Seal show was great. Maybe not a spectacular as some similar shows but very worthwhile. There are one on one interactions available with the Dolphins but this was beyond our budget.... More 

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Thank martroo
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can get a dolphin kiss, seal kiss, feed the fish and penguins as well as touch the dolphins up close. Very interactive love how the audience was involved in the show as well, great for the kids who were picked out to interact with the animals.

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Thank RebmaB
Hornsby, Australia
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53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great seal and dolphin show. Opportunity to have photos taken with many animals. Profession photos cost $15 each but you can take your own photo at a distance.. Place looks a little tired but the staff are friendly.

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Thank Greenteagirl27
Cloncurry
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The attraction is so hands on and interactive with its visitors. We also did the meet the stars all I can say it is so worth it. Especially with the kids

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Thank Rae-anne S
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Where else could kids play ball a dolphin its just amazing. The look on our kids faces as they tossed the ball and had it returned by the dolphins who played with them. Its a great place that has improved a lot over the years but still keeps that close interaction with the animals. Its an amazing experience.

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