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 Gumbula Julipi 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 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!
Are you or your family coming to the park soon? You may want to check our show times first so that you don't miss out.
During the Marine Discovery presentation be 'edutained' as you learn about both dolphins and seals and see their behaviours.
For a very special experience, we offer a variety of premium encounters with animals including several water based programs.
Receive fishy kisses from a dolphin and tickly smooch from a seal before the Marine Magic presentation.
Dolphin Marine Magic is famous for its activities & exhibits where guests enjoy many options for a fun filled experience.
The Creekside Cafe boasts superb water views, coffee, delicious meals and an inviting casual atmosphere.
Host your function at Dolphin Marine Magic and create an unforgettable and unique experience with your event.
Check out our park map to plan your visit and find out how to get to the park when in Coffs Harbour.
Reptile World joins Dolphin Marine Magic throughout the NSW school holidays with two shows in between the Marine Magic presentations.
Write a short story, upload an image and you could WIN free entry to the park for you and your family.
Choose from a wide variety of accommodation options. Make a booking from this website and you will help to provide funding.