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Park Overview
 

Park Attractions, Facilities + Map

Dolphin Marine Conservation Park is famous for its activities & exhibits where guests enjoy many options for a fun filled experience.

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Dolphin Marine Conservation Park is the only zoological park in New South Wales exhibiting dolphins and the two daily presentations are the Coffs Coast region's star attraction. Through the fun and educational 'hands-on' experience we offer with our animals, Dolphin Marine Conservation Park hopes to inspire life changing habits within our guests which will make a real and measurable difference in the conservation of the marine environment.




Park Facilities

Dolphin Marine Conservation Park is wet weather friendly, with plenty of shelter throughout the park, a marquee in the garden, an awning over the grandstand and courtesy umbrellas available for use whilst in the grounds.

  • Undercover area for strollers
  • Wheelchair ramps to show area
  • Large parking area, dedicated bus area
  • EFTPOS Facilities
  • Baby changing area
  • Disabled toilet
  • Undercover awning over grandstand
  • marquee in the garden park
 



Magical Photo Memories

Whilst receiving your free seal and dolphin kisses, a professional photographer will be capturing those magical moments, which you will have an opportunity to purchase at the end of your visit. There is no obligation to purchase these, but the profits help with the building of new enclosures for our animals.

If you didn't buy your photos on the day and you've changed your mind, e-mail our Photo Department staff at photos@dolphinmcp.com.au and tell them what day, which show and what colour top, hair and other distinguishing features the person has or was wearing (easier if you send us a photo of the person)! We will do our best to find your photos, make arrangements for payment and get them to you.




Park Attractions


Marine Magic Presentation

Marine discovery Presentation

The 'Marine Discovery Presentation' delights visitors of all ages with interesting and entertaining information about our animals, as well as exciting routines that showcase the amazing natural abilities of both seals and dolphins.

Guests watching the marine discovery presentation will learn about the dangers of marine debris and be encouraged to take simple actions to "Seal The Loop" and disposed of rubbish correctly to protect our oceans.

Dolphin + Seal Kisses

Dolphin kisses + Seal Hugs

Every visitor gets an opportunity to receive a free kiss from our friendly dolphins and wet hug from our cheeky seals, before each Marine presentation, make sure you arrive early, these fishy kisses should not be missed!

Dolphin Lagoon Exhibit

Dolphin Lagoon

Dolphin Lagoon is one of two large pools which are home to the dolphin family at Dolphin Marine Conservation Park. Outside of presentations, guests can pat and play ball with the dolphins at the side of these pools and even watch and interact with these amazing animals at the only underwater dolphin viewing in Australia. At 1.7 million liters of water in volume, Dolphin Lagoon gives our dolphin family plenty of space to play around!

Solitary Reefs

Solitary Reefs

Solitary Reefs displays a number of exhibits emulate environments found within the local Solitary Islands Marine Park, displaying some of the species of fish, coral and other marine animals found in this unique part of the world.

Guests visiting Solitary Reefs will learn about the many rare and threatened species that call the Solitary Islands Marine Park home and discover the importance of observing bag limits and protected species when fishing in our oceans.

Seal Shores

Seal Shores

Seal Shores is the home of Dolphin Marine Conservation Park's family of endangered Australian Sea Lions and all our guests will be entertained while watching our seals playing amongst the rocks and waterfalls of their large, naturalistic environment.

Guests visiting Seal Shores will learn about the pressures facing wild fish stocks and discover ways to choice sustainable seafood to ensure we have "Fish For Good".

Fish, Shark and Penguin Feeding

Penguin Feeding

All guests to the park are invited to get an extra bit fishy and hand feed our penguins after each Marine Discovery Presentation.

Penguin Beach

Penguin Beach

Penguin Beach is the home of the colony of Little Blue Penguins who live at Dolphin Marine Conservation Park and the location of the penguin feeding after each Marine Discovery Presentation. Outside of feeding time, guests can enjoy watching the penguins darting in and out of their nesting boxes and swimming about in the water.

Guests visiting Penguin Beach will learn about one of the biggest threats to native Australian wildlife and discover how they can take simple actions to help protect Australia's unique fauna.

Garden Park

Garden Park

Pleasant landscaped grounds with plenty of seating where guests can enjoy a light snack from the shop, a great cappuccino, or in the school holidays an 'Aussie Sausage Sizzle'. For after hours functions we have a 10 X15 metre marquee that can seat 120 people for a 'Gourmet Aussie BBQ' or alternate drop three course dinner. We are licensed to serve alcohol and can provide interested parties with quotes to suit their needs.



Park Map

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Dolphin Marine Conservation Park Map

 

Share your experience & win

Write a short story, upload a photo and you could WIN free entry to the park for you and your family.

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..

Michelle Coad

My family with two teenage children travelled from Port Macquarie to visit on 15th July because my daughters school camp to Coffs Harbour was cancelled and the one thing she wanted to see the most was the Dolphin Marine Conservation Park. We arrived late so didn’t see the dolphin show but absolutely loved seeing the seals, dolphins, penguins and other marine life with their daily goings on. We..

Amelia

I was a junior marine ranger for the whole day and it was such an incredible experience, it is definitely worth coming and having a look at, and even if you are not a junior marine ranger it is still mind blowingly awesome, one of my favorite moments there was being able to see the dolphin show and also being able to pat the dolphins belly, my favorite dolphin is Calamity because she is really..

Melissa

We visited last year and absolutely loved it! We had been to the Gold Coast and stopped over on the way home to Sydney. My 3 teenagers all agreed it was the best place we visited! We didn’t have time to swim with the dolphins but we are planning on returning this October and will allow more time. Thank you for a great experience Thank you Melissa, we hope to see you in October :)..

Rosalind Cocker

Hi my entry is not about having been there it is about wanting to see photos of my two beautiful grandchildren having fun there. We live in the U.K. our two gorgeous grandchildren EVELYN 7 and OLIVER 5 left our shores to a new life in Australia 5 years ago. It’s tough sending gifts as postal charges are so high. I saw this Park whilst looking for possible gifts I could book online for them. I ..

Kristy Atkins

This spectacular place is my absolute happy place and has been since the age of approx 10yrs of age . I moved to Coffs Harbour when I was 7. I met a dolphin for the first time and swam with them for the first time at the age of 10 and since then my passion has grown so much more . I am now 28 yrs old and living in Qld , my last memorable time was volunteering here at the park for 3+ months eve..

Jeremy Edwards

Hi, I would like to thank all the staff, that made my families day at the park on mothers day. It started with we were running late, after having to wait for a table at the cafe. I took my 2 year old to get a dolphin kiss, my wife had to go finish feeding our 2 month old. The staff at the kisses waited longer for my wife, this was much appreciated. after spending a couple of hours here we had ..

Tammy Hawkins

By far the best family friendly park for children and adults to learn and interact with marine life. The staff are friendly and helpful, willing to answer any questions. There is something for everyone at any age. Love this park. Hi Tammy, thank you for your feedback, we hope to see you again...

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