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Dolphin Marine Magic Coffs Harbour

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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 only an hour’s flight from Sydney, with regular scheduled flights to and from our regional airport 10 minutes away. 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 acknowledge the Gumbaynggirr people, the traditional land owners. Back at the turn of the century these people documented sacred legends which referred to incidents involving wild seals and dolphins near and surrounding our current site. These legends connect and encourage people to protect our native marine animals, and we continue to deliver this message today.

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.

We are licensed to display the animals we care for by the Department of Primary Industries - Dolphin Marine Magic Licence We currently have 5 bottle nosed dolphins and meet the requirements to hold all these animals in our Primary Pool.

We permanently home and care for marine mammals that have been brought into human care as a result of an injury or event that prohibited the animal being released back to the wild. The offspring of past and present marine mammals and animals from other like minded institutions in Australia also reside permanently here at the park.

We are the home to dozens of animals, more notably our Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins, seals, a flock of Little Penguins, Green Sea Turtles, fresh water turtles and a variety of endemic fish species. We have the most successful breeding record in the world of the endangered Australian Sea Lion, with less than 12,000 left in the wild.

We are the only facility in NSW endorsed by the government’s regulating bodies to exhibit ‘iconic’ dolphins, one of only two facilities displaying cetaceans in all of Australia. What really sets us apart from other animal parks is our ability to engage visitors with our animals in an extremely ‘up close and personal’ manner. No other facility promises every guest an opportunity to be kissed by both a dolphin and seal for FREE allowing guests to ...be touched by magic!

 

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Tami

I seen Bucky on sash on TV just now. What an amazing spirit. I feel blessed to be kissed by a trooper. Xoxo thank you Greg for sharing an amazing dolphin. I work with Fuji and I am glad we have a photo booth for people to keep the memories. Sometimes it is all you have. I love my kiss picture with Bucky. Thank you for your photo. Paige Sinclair CEO..

Katherine Thompson

This was my last visit to The pet Porpoise pool 35 years ago I was 7. we used to go every year when I was little and my grandmother getting kissed by a seal was the highlight of the day. I loved feeding the fairy penguins and my dream is to one day swim with the dolphins. I would love to win passes to marine magic to experience it again with my family. What great memories Katherine, we hope to w..

Bianca

My mum and I just spend the whole weekend at Pet Porpoise Pool, we travel from Tweed to Coffs just to see Buck and Zip, we love them and can't get enough. Already driven down 3 times this year, and every time it's amazing. And we loved seeing all 5 dolphins in the pool, Bella's a sneaky little thing! We got drenched by her plenty of times hahaha. Great to hear you enjoyed yourselves - Paige S..

Ree Tobin

The cool salty breeze reaches my sunburnt cheeks. There's kangaroos and wallabies, birds in the trees. Its so exciting. There's such a big crowd, 'Mum give me your hand'. Together we climb the stairs. The shows started. Bucky the dolphin jumps out of the water. Somersaults, tumbles and loops. He's amazing... A giant seal is skateboarding toward me. My nostrils twitch from his fishy breath. My ..

Carlie McEachern

My family and I absolutely loved the day we spent at Dolphin Marine Magic! So hands on! Our children were captivated by the dolphins. We will definitely be back! Thank you Carlie, we look forward to seeing you & your family again. From the team @ DMM :)..

Belinda

Wow what an experience after a long few days to get there! My girls thoroughly enjoyed all of it and all the marine life. The staff were so nice and informative Hope to come back again. Thank you for your lovely comment. Paige Sinclair Managing Director..

Karen

I love going to Dolphin Marine Magic, the dream time story is great and the work the team do in the areas of conservation and education is fantastic. I love the visitor interaction with the animals, each time I go I walk away having learnt something new. Keep up the good work Hi Karen, thank you for your lovely feedback. Paige Sinclair, Managing Director..

Leanne Cooke

What a amazing park my family and I visited back in june 2016 and still talk about it day to day! I have our dolphin kiss pictures pride of place in house well worth it ! traveled from victoria to visit travelling again this june unfortunately out of budget ! but will for sure try ! great for the kids !! small park but the up close elements excellent ! Hi Leanne, thank you for your l..

Lindyl Rickard

My family visited last year and the experience was amazing it was the best I personally love dolphins penquins seals and it was my first ever experience with it I loved it my dream come true. Thank you for the experience it was amazing. Thank you for your lovely feedback Lindyl. We hope to welcome you back again someday. Paige Sinclair, Managing Director..

Tarni Burton

For my birthday I got the Ultimate Dolphin Experience! I got to swim and play with a dolphin (Jet) for 20 minutes and it was absolutely incredible! The trainer was amazing and the animals are taken such good care of! The amount of knowledge and experience the staff have make Marine Magic an amazing place, as well as the gorgeous animals that call the park home. I would 100% go back over and ov..

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