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Getting prepared for School Holidays!!

Getting prepared for School Holidays!!

Posted: 08-Sep-2020

In readiness for the upcoming school holidays and to make your visit to Dolphin Marine Conservation Park a little more relaxed in these COVID times, we are introducing some small changes.

Entry to the park.

  • We have installed a process to eliminate the need for you to physically sign in and register your contact details and add another level of protection for your privacy. The system allows you to scan a QR Code with the camera on your phone, which will take you directly to the government contact tracing register. Enter your details and then simply show the screen to our team member when you pay for your entry. We have placed the QR Code at the door for you to scan to allow you time to complete registration prior to payment. Easy.
  • You will notice protective screening between you and our team member for additional safety.
  • Choose morning (9-11) or afternoon (12-2). Each visit lasts two hours, time to see all of our beautiful animals and enjoy the presentation at our main pool.
  • Hand sanitiser available at various locations
  • Hand sanitiser and face masks available for purchase. Face masks are recommended however not compulsory.
  • Covid marshals rostered on each day to ensure we are abiding by Covid regulations. Look for the Covid marshal who will be wearing a bright yellow colored vest and a badge
    • Note: The park will be closed from 11 to 12 to allow our team to clean the park and sanitise all touch points.

  • In the Park.
  • Once you enter the park you are free to roam the grounds and acquaint yourself with the beautiful animals in our care. We have introduced a QR Code system at each of the enclosures which provides information on the animals you’re viewing. Simply scan the code with the camera on your phone and it will take you to our virtual site. Simply choose the animal you wish to learn about and hear one of our expert animal behaviourists sharing important information and fun facts. Please feel free to ask a team member any questions you may have about the information system or the animals.
  • Don’t be surprised if you see a seal being escorted from one part of the park to another, undertaking a husbandry session or going for a walk with its trainer. And, keep an eye out for Dave and Andrew, our resident peacocks, wandering around the gardens.


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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..


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..


Every time I come to Coffs Harbour I visit marine magic! My family and I can’t get enough of these beautiful animals. Can’t wait to bring my partner this year so he can experience why I love it so much. Thank you Georgia, we look forward to welcoming you back to the park!..

Karen Purchase

I went up there nearly 2 yrs now after I turned 50. I had received money for my birthday and decided I wanted to do the “trainer for the day” experience. Was the best thing I have ever done in my life, seeing the behind the scene as well getting up and close to all the animals, my favourite parts were taking Elle for her walk around park twice, involved in show, and of course my experiences wi..

Bianca W

Thank you for our tour of your park. We have attended 3 times within the last 11years and have found this way was an amazing way to get up close with the animals and learn more about them. Our guide had lots of information to share and was very good at engaging with the children in the group. Highly recommend. We attended on the 14/7/20 Thank you for taking the time to share your lat..


My son had a brilliant dolphin swim with Trainer Stacey yesterday morning. Stacey was fun, informative and professional and zippy the dolphin was the perfect student loved loved our morning with these beautiful animals Thank you for your lovely feedback Jo, we will let Stacy & Zippy know!..

Diane Binks

Had a great visit to DMCP on Tuesday 30/6/2020, we had an escorted tour of the park with a very informative guide showing us around the park. This visit was very different to our normal visits but my granddaughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit! Thank you to all the wonderful people at the DMCP, you are all amazing! Hi Diane, Thank you for your lovely feedback, this is new to all..

Sharon Page

I took my two youngest grandchildren there in July 2018, they both loved it and still talk about it to this day, so we are planning to return with my oldest grandchild as well. They don't like the drive from Sydney, but they do love it there so it makes it worth the trip. Great place, educational and fun. Thank you Sharon, we look forward to seeing you again..

Sharon Fisher

My husband, daughter and my two grandchildren are driving up from Forster on the 26/06/20 to spend the weekend in Coffs Harbour for a getaway weekend.. My daughter , a single mum has just passed her paramedic course and is now in placement in Tea-gardens. She has been so flat out working 12hr shifts. So the reason to get them away for some quality time . I would love to surprise my grandbabies..

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