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Marine Discovery Presentation + Session Times

All our guests in the park are welcome to join us in the following presentations and encounters to learn about all the different species of animals we have here at DMCP as well as the threats their wild counterparts experience out in the wild and how we can all work together to protect them and their environment.

The following encounters and presentations are part of your admission fee with no extra cost. The photographs are at extra cost but you are not obliged to purchase any photos. If you wish to purchase the photos they will be available after the interactions at the photo counter as well as online and the proceeds help DMCP with the conservation and rehabilitation efforts.

Please listen out for announcements around the park as we have many training sessions and fun animal play sessions happening around the park in between the presentations.

 

Creekside café opens at 7:30am daily

Park gates open at 9am and close at 3pm every day of the year.

**Please note that session times & animal encounters may vary. Please see our friendly staff on arrival & they will notify you if there are any changes to the daily schedule to avoid disappointment** 

 

 

 

 

 

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Penguin Feeding

At DMCP we have the smallest species of penguins called the Little Blue penguins. These little guys are very cheeky and love fish! Join us at Penguin Beach and help us feed our penguins and learn what you we can do to help native wildlife.

 

9:30am

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Seal Hugs

Our cheeky seals love cuddles and pats and we would like to share that experience with all of our guests in the park. Please join us at Seal Garden where our professional photographer will be ready to capture the magical moment of you cuddling a seal.


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9:50am

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Dolphin Kisses

We have many up close and personal encounters available throughout the day. One of the most up close encounters we would like to invite everyone in the park to join in on is receiving a kiss on a cheek from one of our beautiful dolphins. This encounter takes place at Discovery Stadium where our professional photographer is there to capture that special moment in case you wish to take that memory home with you.


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10:40am

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Marine Discovery Presentation

Please join us at Discovery Stadium for our seal and dolphin presentation where you get to learn about the animals and the care that they receive. Our animals will show off their natural behaviours as well as some other fun behaviours they have learned from their trainers. We hope that our animals and trainers will inspire as many people as possible to do as much as they can to reduce pollution that harms the marine environment. All guests will be welcomed to the poolside after the presentation to give the dolphins a belly rub.


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11:00am

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Fish Feeding 

Solitary Reefs feeding interaction is a great opportunity for little and big kids to have some fun getting splashed whilst feeding some fish. Our trainers will tell you all about or turtle rehabilitation program as well as the beautiful Solitary Island Marine Park of the Coffs Coast. 


12:30pm

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Turtle Talk

Sea turtles can be found all along the Australian coastline and are one of the longest lived and most charismatic animals in the sea. Come and meet our resident green sea turtle, Plugga, and hear the story of some of the turtles that have come through our Sea Turtle hospital as they get ready for release back into the ocean.


1:20pm

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Marine Conservation Presentation

 

Please join us at the Discovery Stadium for our mini presentation on conservation facts & other interesting items. You will learn about the seals and dolphins that we care for here at the park and about some of the special care that we provide them. During this presentation they will show you their natural behaviours and some other amazing surprises that they have been learning from their training team!

This aim of this presentation is to inspire as many people as possible to make a change and reduce pollution in and out of the marine environment. All guests will be invited to give the dolphins a belly rub at the end of this talk.


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1:40pm

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Face Painting 

 Add some colour and smiles to your day! 

Extra cost is involved. Selected days only.

Next dates available are The June Long Weekend 2019

(Friday 7th, Saturday 8th, Sunday 9th & Monday 10th)   


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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..

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...

Amy Gray

I visited with my then new boyfriend in 2012, we have since had twins, now aged 4, who we are bringing for a visit this year on October. I can’t wait to watch them get a dolphin and and seal kiss, and interact with the animals at the park, which was the highlights for me. We loved our past visit so mush as a couple, and can’t wait to visit again as a family to reminisce and share the experienc..

Karen

It was the most amazing experience. Your staff looked after our assistance dog at the front counter and she happily slept the whole time we were in the park. We found the shows to be so educational and informative of marine conservation and the size of the park was perfect for our children (both have autism) to be able to cope. We had booked in for a meet the seal and a shallow swim with the d..

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