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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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