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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 - 4:00 pm
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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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Great experience for our preschooler

Our 4yo had a ball - the wonder on his face during the dolphin show, and his squeal of delight when the seal kissed his cheek, was well worth the admission price.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
saskia75
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Wollongong, Australia
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Over the years the price for admission has increased, above what the place entails, dissapointed overall.

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our 4yo had a ball - the wonder on his face during the dolphin show, and his squeal of delight when the seal kissed his cheek, was well worth the admission price.

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Thank saskia75
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the best place to visit the dolphins up close. You can play and interact with the dolphins, the staff are excellent and the facilities are clean.

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Thank Adrian M
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A must see stop on your visit to Coffs Harbour. Great education and great animal viewing. Good cafe for refreshments

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The dolphins are gorgeous and put on a spectacular show but the park is small and you'll get through it quickly.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a large attraction but good quality and very informative. Lots of interaction with the Dolphins and seals. Fairy Penguins are cute, 3 large leatherback turtles and feed the fish time. Not the cheapest attraction at $36 per adult or $100 family pass for 2 adults and 2 children. Worth it in the name of creating an awareness of the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best places we have ever been to We did not expect to be so close up to the animals with 2 little ones 4 and 5 who were totally in awe of being able to touch and play with the dolphins Fully recommend it to anyone with small children Breakfast at the cafe was unbelievable

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice pleasant and peaceful We spent a little time here a few days ago and recommend a visit Its a little costly but the money goes back into the facility

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a bit expensive for a couple of hours, however the trainers and guides were great. The dolphin and seal show was fun and entertaining. Got selected to feed the dolphin which was awesome. Overall a nice morning even though it was cold and raining !

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am over the moon with pride when I see what a small business rescuing marine wildlife can do in a town like Coffs. The animals are gorgeous & well cared for & I'd be happy to live there than the fear of the great ocean. Its a wonderful show where you can interact on a small scale with the... More 

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