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Coffs Harbour Holiday Park

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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..

Connie gotsis

I brought my daughter a few years ago and she absolutely loved it. The kisses from the dolphin and seal were her favourite part and she still talks about it till today. Now that I have my son we have decided to drive up again for Christmas and have booked her in for a shallow dolphin swim as her Christmas present. My daughter loves dolphins and we cannot wait to show my 15 month old...

Tony knight

It is very good..

Meredith

My last visit was a blustery day in August 1974, and we have photos of handshakes and feeding your lovely dolphins and seals. Now looking forward to bringing my kids to visit in early December! Can’t wait!..

Angela

Today i visited DMM and can not express enough how wonderful our day was. Together with my family i was able to share a shallow water experience with dolphins and seals. We were all able to receive kisses from both and feed penguins. I have been to other parks and swam with dolphins and seals but never have i been able to experience the magical encounter i had here today, all the while learning fa..

Isaac Ah Chee

This place is amazing i had the best experience of my life doing the ultimate dolphon experience and the staff were great too especially trainer Luke. I would love to work here when i am older thankyou for this awesome experince...

Amy Dye

My childhood adventure driving from Victoria to Queensland the one thing I still talk about to this day and to my children is meeting Zippy, Bucky and Calamity. Having the chance to shake fins, brush there teeth and to my disgust my mum got kissed by the seal. What am amazing experience every child should come and see the brilliant work done by all of the staff at Dolphin Marine Magic. In 5 weeks ..

Megan Karl

Our family have been visiting DMM.since 1973 and have enjoyed our visits and have watched it evolve into the great facility it is today. Always a pleasure to attend he sessssions and we recently had German visitors whose highlight of their holiday was to swim with the dolphins...

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