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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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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 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. 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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Beautiful Day

What a wonderful day with the Seals and Dolphins. Watching the kids getting seal kisses is worth the entry fee. If your kids are brave enough get them in the tank with a dolphin... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Simon H
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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this weekend with family group of 12 ranging from age 1 to 72. Two adults and 4 yo & a 2 yo = $91! Bam! "Holly" who served us very unwelcoming not the usual greeting you receive when visiting a tourist attraction. She was actually down right rude :( to add injury to insult than they want an extra... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

At $36 per adult for entry its a little underwhelming. Theres 4 dolphins a couple of seals and penguins. You can get a kiss from a dolphin and or seal and watch dolphins do a show. Thats the first hour of your entry and then theres nothing else to do so dont expect too much

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a wonderful day with the Seals and Dolphins. Watching the kids getting seal kisses is worth the entry fee. If your kids are brave enough get them in the tank with a dolphin for hugs. Good show very informative. The park takes good care of all mammals

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time here with 3 kids 9-13. The photos of dolphin and seal kisses were great! The kids went into the pool with a dolphin and had hugs. The shows were informative and entertaining with crowd participation. Spent a little under 3 hours there. Highly recommend. 😊🖒

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a lot of fun here recommended for a family dayout the dolfins were wonderful to watch and I fed a seal and touched a dolfin watching the penguines was fun as well

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a good morning here. Our daughter loved being able to get up close to the dolphins and seals. Ticket prices were quite reasonable too.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Price includes opportunity to be kissed by a dolphin and/or a seal, a dolphin and seal show, and feeding the fairy penguins. We paid an extra $50 for our 11 yr old to have a dolphin hug, i.e. A small group enter shallow water with a trainer and dolphin and have the chance to pet and interact with the dolphin.... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very small operation but lots of opportunities to get up close with the animals. Probably allow 2-3 hours... it's really focused around a marine presentation and feeding opportunities. Free opportunities for seal and dolphin kisses and photos. Clean, old fashioned fun.

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Oberon, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family holiday with four children. Bought a play with the Dolphins for one child's birthday present and she loved it!! Very interactive for the kids and the staff are wonderful and passionate. Staff allowed the kids to pat Dolphins and made the session very friendly and informative. Would highly recommend!! We spent a few hours there - did not need... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

came across this place by chance as its name doesn't really give you much idea. we had passed the sign post for it and were not interested in going to it until we actually drove past and saw a sign saying you could interact with dolphins so we turned the car round and went back for a closer look and... More 

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