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Marine Park Closed

Marine Park Closed

Posted: 23-Mar-2020






As mandated by Federal and State Governments sadly our Marine Park & onsite Cafe will be closed to visitors - effective 12pm Monday 23rd March 2020. 

Dolphin Marine Conservation Park is reaching out to offer you and your family and friends our very best wishes for your good health during these challenging times.

As the world faces this major crisis we are now feeling the impact of COVID-19 right here in Coffs Harbour. I want to assure you that we are doing everything we can to protect the health and well-being of our animals and our dedicated team of animal carers and support crew.



Pre purchased sales - All pre purchased tickets & animal encounter sales are being automatically extended for 12 months. For animal encounters a voucher will be issued. Due to the heavy volume of enquiries we are experiencing for pre-purchased tickets for entry and animal experiences please direct your question to our bookings team via our website enquiry form dolphinmarineconservation.com.au 

Animal care never stops - I want to assure you that while the coronavirus tries its best to stop us in our tracks, it will not stop us from our ongoing mission to save marine animals from extinction. We will continue to participate in the endangered Australian Sea Lion program. And, we will continue our critical rescue and rehabilitation work, helping stranded, injured and sick marine wildlife for as long as we can, the same as we have been doing for the past 50 years.

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While these times are extremely difficult we will try to remain in contact and ask that you please continue to support us by following our social media channels Facebook and Instagram.

We will also do our best through this crisis to keep you up to date with the progress of our beautiful marine ambassadors, our dolphins, seals, turtles, penguins and fish

Together we will get through this and we look forward to welcoming you to the park again as soon as possible. When we re-open, please visit and bring your family and friends. The more the merrier!

In the meantime, stay safe and stay calm.

Best wishes and sincere thanks.

Terry Goodall


  terry goodall Managing Director


FREE CALL 1300 547 737 | T 02 6659 1901| F 02 6659 1988

manager@dolphinmcp.com.au | dolphinmarineconservation.com.au

65 Orlando Street, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450







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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..

Taneesha Govender

My family and I went to The dolphin marine conservation last September and it was the best experience of our lives! When we watched the dolphin show, there were so many smiles, laughs and really enjoyable moments. After the show was the best part, We got to put our hands in the water and see if the dolphins came to us! When they did, it was so magical, I felt at peace and decided I wanted to p..

Andrew Willis

Thanks again to the Dolphin Marine Conservation park for another unforgettable experience,doing my third in water experience with the beautiful Calamity and the doing an in water seal experience with Adelaide and Maxine,a big thanks must go out to Calamity,Adelaide & Maxine and also the Dolphin Marine Conservation for another unforgettable afternoon. Thank you Andrew :)..

Melanie Weaver

I have not come down from the high of having one of my best days ever! As a 37 year old, I have never experienced being close up with a beautiful dolphin and today my dreams came true. You could not make my smile disappear, I was able to touch and interact with the dolphins and that was just normal entry! I will be back for an experience with these beautiful creatures. I had happy tears for mo..

Sheridan Lockyer

During our recent family holiday in the area the overcast weather lead us to dolphins We took 6 children ranging in age from 7-16 and all of them had a ball One of the children was chosen to play ball with the seal and described it as the best day ever While all of us had a great time and received great customer service I was blown away with the care shown to my family member who is in a wheel..


My daughter (4) and I would like to thank everyone at the Dolphin Conservation Park for the amazing work you do and the memorable experience you give to the public. All the animals are well taken care of, loved and respected. We had a shallow Dolphin private experience in the water with the gorgeous "Jett" and trainer Alice. I can't tell you how much we loved this incredible experience. It wil..

Jessica Higgins

My 3 kids, my mum and I had the pleasure of swimming with Zippy today, the experience was truly amazing. Seeing and touching a real dolphin was a dream come true. When I booked the experience I expected a long safety talk followed by a quick photo in the pool. What occured was the complete opposite. We played in the water with Zippy, each got to hug him individually. Thank you Jessi..

Andrew Willis

I have done two ultimate dolphin experience now the first with Bucky how has now passed on,and the second with his daughter Bella which both were a once in a lifetime experience. Thank you Andrew, we hope to see you again for perhaps your third!..

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