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“Up close and personal” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pet Porpoise Pool - Dolphin Marine Magic

Pet Porpoise Pool - Dolphin Marine Magic
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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. 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Up close and personal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

Unlike other sea life parks, at this one you have plenty of opportunity to interact personally with many of the animals. This is all supervised, so the animals have some protection from naive visitors. The sea lion was a particular favourite - the kiss was a delight. Try it, you'll see.

Visited October 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing show and great that you can get so close and interact!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012 via mobile

Seems a bit expensive at first as you can see all the attractions in about 30minutes, but then you go to the show and you are treated to an amazing show by not only the dolphins and sea lions but the staff too.
A real crowd pleaser and the chance to have a photo with the stars of the show is a great photo to keep!

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“over priced,”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

The entry price for myself,husband and 1 child was 100.00,I think this is way overpriced.We liked the dolphin and seal kisse,but if you want to purchase the photos,they are 15.00 dollars each,I think the photo should be included in the price.I thought the pools were very small for the dolphins to live in,and that the pools in seaworld on the goldcoast are far beeter for the dolphind as they look more natural.

Visited November 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

Had a morning visit to the pet porpoise pool coffs, on the advice of a client. Found it to be a wonderful experience for our young kids (2 yr old and 1 yr old) they each got a kiss from a seal and a dolphin. Not a place for a fill day out but a great morning or afternoon show. Pricing was reasonable and cafe food was ok.

Visited October 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A worthwhile experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012 via mobile

We enjoyed a morning here with our 2-year-old son, and experienced some once-in-a-lifetime interactions with dolphins & a seal. The staff accommodated small children & even babies, very well, and ensured that all visitors got the most out of the animal interactions. Most importantly to us, it was clear that the staff & animal handlers were very mindful of the animals' welfare at all times.
The cafe was average, not a wide selection, with limited 'healthy' options, and although the service was slow, the staff were polite & friendly.
Overall , not bad value for money (compared to other attractions), and definitely worth a visit.

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