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“Up close and personal!”

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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Up close and personal!”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

I had been here as a child and was thrilled that it still existed. Loved the show which was informative as well as entertaining.
I was very impressed that everyone got to have their photo taken being kissed by a dolphin and a seal and even more impressed by how reasonably priced they were!! We got 6 pictures and only paid $55!!
We had breakfast in the cafe beforehand and it was reasonably priced and nice food.
A great place for families with younger children.

Visited January 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Am not really into shows where animals act, but is a good place for children to see dolphins, seals, penguins and sealife up close and get a better understanding and education about them from the very informative staff at the Dolphin marine Magic

Visited December 2012
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“Once in a life time experience”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Id been searching all along our rd trip from adelaide to qld to swim with a dolphin and finally found in only by stummbling across a bill board sign on our way into port macquarie booked the deep water experience $400 well worth it.
Swam,feed,cuddled,danced,played even got pushed across pool on a boogie board by her then layed on her tummy while she swam me back. my family got to video and take many photos trainers were soo nice including booking girls and all staff really great priced lunch very yummy salad. ill be spreading the word and will be back. best birthday ive eva had 35 goin on 21. :)) thanks clamety u are one special mammel.

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“Good Exp, very professional”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

we loved the way they took car of the animals, the show was entertaining and fun to watch, Kids loved it and so did we.

Visited December 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“So much fun!!”
Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

Visited in years ago as a child and again in February 2011 and did the seal experience . Swimming with seals is a memory I cherish close to my heart . Absolutely Loved it. Worth the $$. This place was a love of mine as a child and certainly remains a love now as an adult. Definitely a must do . The show is always a laugh and as always the animals are beautiful and friendly

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