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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 
  • Large parking area, dedicated bus area
  • EFTPOS & ATM Facilities
  • Baby changing area
  • Disabled toilet
  • Undercover awning over grandstand
  • Marquee in the garden park
 



Professional Photo Memories

Whilst receiving your free seal hug, 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 session 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 Pats + Seal Hugs

Every visitor gets an opportunity to pat a dolphins belly & have a wet hug with a cheeky seal! 

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 presentation times, guests have the opportunity to interact with the dolphins at the side of these pools and witness these amazing animals at the only underwater dolphin viewing in Australia. At 1.7 million litres of water in volume, Dolphin Lagoon gives our dolphin family plenty of space to interact with each other & occasionally splash an unsuspecting guest as they walk by! 

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. Guests will fall in love with these animals while watching the family interact with each other among 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 choose sustainable seafood to ensure we have "Fish For Good".

Fish, Shark and Penguin Feeding

Penguin keeper talk 

All guests to the park are invited to meet our flock of little blue penguins, the smallest penguin in the world!!! 

Penguin Beach

Penguin Beach

Penguin Beach is the home of the colony of Little Blue Penguins who live at Dolphin Marine Conservation Park. 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 cafe, a great cappuccino, or in the school holidays an 'Aussie Sausage Sizzle'. For after hours functions we have a 10 x 15 metre marquee that can seat 120 people for a 'Gourmet Aussie BBQ' , a stand up cocktail party with delicious finger food or an 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..

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..

Joanne

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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