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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 2014
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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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

we visited on of the iconic attractions of Coffs, we had a great few hours. The dolphin show is great, with the highlight being the kisses and patting the dolphins. the kids also loved the kiss from the seals.

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Guapimirim, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The Dolphin Marine Magic is a good place to see dolphin, sea lion, turtles and differents types of fish. You can have a contact nearest with this animals, feeding the sea lion or getting a kiss from the dolphin. This was a fun day! ;)

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AdelLondon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We spent several hours here. Entry is pricey but it all goes towards looking after the wildlife so its understandable. They run a great program and its very entertaining. All the usual: dolphin and sealion tricks and antics in the pool but they also allow for photo shoots being kissed by the animals and viewing the penguins etc for NO... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

While this place is very small we feel we got our monies worth. No crowds meant we were kissed by a dolphin and seals, fed the penguins and were involved in the show. Morning tea was also good in the cafe. Worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I guess you could say that seeing this show more than twice would be unusual but after at least 6-7 visits to Coffs Harbour over about 15 years and seeing the show each time, we enjoyed it yet again. The marine / dolphin show leaves anything we have seen at Sea World for dead. This is truly hands on, inclusive... More

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Attendance was low on e day we attended which was great as we were able to have a very interactive experience. We enjoyed the "kisses" from the seal and dolphin and although the professional photos were not cheap purchased a number of photos on the day. The show was very professional and interesting, pitched well to both the young and... More

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

If you would like a real one on one encounter with a dolphin this is the place. From start to finish this facility is extremely well run with very friendly staff. Dolphin and seal kisses are a real favourite with everyone and don't cost any extra once you have paid the admission. We found this to be a really refreshing... More

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Forster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Our overseas visitors were able to touch dolphins, have their photo taken being kissed by a seal, feed penguins... and much more. Easy to get to in Coffs Harbour (GPS helps), and very easy access and walking. Interesting for ALL of the family

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

We spent the afternoon there with Master 4 and Miss 8, we loved the whole experience, where else do you get to be so close to these majestic creatures let alone get smooches from them, we all got kisses from the dolphins and then pictures with the seal, Miss 8 wasn't sure about letting the seal kiss her so they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Excellent tourist attraction. We recently took our 1 year old daughter. She was a little young for it but we still had a great time. Very clean and hands on place. Overall the staff were lovely except for the cranky, more senior lady who worked at the front counter and took our payment. Food looked great at great prices too.... More

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