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Creekside Cafe
Creekside Cafe
Dolphin Marine Conservation Weddings

Cafe, Functions + Birthdays

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.

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  • Undercover area for strollers
  • Wheelchair ramps 
  • Large FREE parking area, dedicated bus area
  • EFTPOS & ATM facilities
  • Baby changing area
  • Disabled toilet
  • Undercover awning over the grandstand
  • Marquee in the garden park

Creekside Cafe

Open 7 days from 7:30 am until 2 pm. (Extended hours during school holidays)

Open 12 - 3 on ANZAC DAY.
The Creekside Cafe boasts superb water views, coffee, delicious meals and an inviting casual atmosphere. Nestled on the path of the Coffs Creek walk, the Creekside Cafe makes an ideal meeting place for breakfast, morning tea, lunch or afternoon tea. With plenty of off-street FREE parking and easy access with no stairs.

Looking for something special or unique venue to hold a party, corporate function, birthday party or wedding? We can help put some "wildlife" into your next function.

  • Light Meals
  • Group bookings
  • Bus Groups catering
  • Corporate breakfasts & lunches
  • Kids Birthday Parties and special event packages available
  • Popular venue for Christmas parties & end of year gatherings 

$15 Sunrise Special
Bacon & Egg roll
Hot beverage
FREE Hashbrown
eat in or take away

Café Bookings:
Please call us on 02 6659 1911 for bookings.
Ask us about our Loyalty Card

Gift Shop


Open 7 days from 9 am - 2.30pm (Extended hours during school holidays)
Take home more than just memories from your visit to Dolphin Marine Conservation Park! 

Avoid the queues and parking hassles of a busy shopping centre with our easy access parking and a gift shop bursting at the seams with items you won't find anywhere else in Coffs Harbour.

  • Gorgeous, cuddly marine animal plush toys
  • Local indigenous art
  • Unique marine mammal jewellery
  • Marine themed children's toys 
  • T-Shirts, hats, sunglasses 
  • Knick Knacks and gifts
  • Magnets and pens

Our gift shop offers a selection of popular marine-themed products that are sure to delight.
Be sure to check out our gift shop when you visit or feel free to call in anytime to see what goodies we have, we are open every day from 9 am - 2.30 pm. Cash and all major credit cards accepted. For your convenience, an ATM is available in store.

Functions + Birthdays

Host your function at the Dolphin Marine Conservation Park and create an unforgettable unique experience your guests will talk about for years!

The Mini Marine Discovery Presentation is a crowd-pleaser with big smiles all around, even on those not so young 'kids'. Dolphin Marine Conservation Park holds an alcohol licence and we have a number of packages to suit all budgets and tastes. Our garden marquee seats 120 people in comfort for a formal round table setting, or 200+ plus for a stand-up cocktail style function. If you have more guests we can hire whatever we need to ensure your guests are catered to in comfort. Whether it be an intimate gathering or a large assembly we will ensure your group is left with an unforgettable experience. 


 Function Packages

  • Weddings
  • Children's Birthday Parties
  • Corporate Functions
  • Group Functions
  • Bus Groups catering
  • Mini presentations 
  • Community Fund Raisers

Christmas Functions

Christmas End of Year Functions

We provide an exciting range of options to suit every budget from a casual family-friendly get together to small group events and elegant corporate functions.

We offer a delightfully different party experience within a relaxed garden setting with the unique difference of special interactions with our beautiful marine animals. All functions are hosted in our marquee inside the lush gardens of Dolphin Marine Conservation Park.

Children’s Birthday Parties

Children’s Birthday Parties

Take the hassle and fuss out of your child's next birthday party, let us do the work. Dolphin Marine Conservation Park is a fantastic place for fun. For a minimum of 10 children and we can arrange party catering for all the children. Two adults can attend free of charge as supervisors for the party. All birthday children receive special interaction during the Marine Discovery Presentation and the birthday child receives one Photo Free.

Corporate + Group Functions

Corporate + Group Functions

Host an event to remember at Dolphin Marine Conservation Park that will delight and thrill your guests. We have a variety of function menus and cater for all dietary requirements. We can also create a special menu to suit your function requirements and budget. We bring the WILD-life into your function! Your guests can enjoy interacting with the animals throughout your function as an option. We can entertain your guests with a Marine Discovery Presentation at an extra cost. Enjoy a relaxing and social atmosphere with attentive staff at our award-winning venue.

Hire the Marine Park for your next Function

Hire out the Marine Park

Give your guests the royal treatment and hire the park for your special function. You and your guests will have exclusive use of the entire park. Get splashed by a delightful Dolphin or get close to a cheeky Seal, be enchanted by the Little Blue Penguins and explore the fish tank with colourful tropical endemic fish! Enjoy a special Mini Marine Discovery Presentation featuring our Dolphins and Seals. Please note conditions apply and the whole park is only available for hire after hours. Minimum numbers apply. For more information call our Functions team on 02 6659 1904. 


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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..


Every time I come to Coffs Harbour I visit marine magic! My family and I can’t get enough of these beautiful animals. Can’t wait to bring my partner this year so he can experience why I love it so much. Thank you Georgia, we look forward to welcoming you back to the park!..

Karen Purchase

I went up there nearly 2 yrs now after I turned 50. I had received money for my birthday and decided I wanted to do the “trainer for the day” experience. Was the best thing I have ever done in my life, seeing the behind the scene as well getting up and close to all the animals, my favourite parts were taking Elle for her walk around park twice, involved in show, and of course my experiences wi..

Bianca W

Thank you for our tour of your park. We have attended 3 times within the last 11years and have found this way was an amazing way to get up close with the animals and learn more about them. Our guide had lots of information to share and was very good at engaging with the children in the group. Highly recommend. We attended on the 14/7/20 Thank you for taking the time to share your lat..


My son had a brilliant dolphin swim with Trainer Stacey yesterday morning. Stacey was fun, informative and professional and zippy the dolphin was the perfect student loved loved our morning with these beautiful animals Thank you for your lovely feedback Jo, we will let Stacy & Zippy know!..

Diane Binks

Had a great visit to DMCP on Tuesday 30/6/2020, we had an escorted tour of the park with a very informative guide showing us around the park. This visit was very different to our normal visits but my granddaughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit! Thank you to all the wonderful people at the DMCP, you are all amazing! Hi Diane, Thank you for your lovely feedback, this is new to all..

Sharon Page

I took my two youngest grandchildren there in July 2018, they both loved it and still talk about it to this day, so we are planning to return with my oldest grandchild as well. They don't like the drive from Sydney, but they do love it there so it makes it worth the trip. Great place, educational and fun. Thank you Sharon, we look forward to seeing you again..

Sharon Fisher

My husband, daughter and my two grandchildren are driving up from Forster on the 26/06/20 to spend the weekend in Coffs Harbour for a getaway weekend.. My daughter , a single mum has just passed her paramedic course and is now in placement in Tea-gardens. She has been so flat out working 12hr shifts. So the reason to get them away for some quality time . I would love to surprise my grandbabies..

Jason lowe

The park is amazing I want to take my daughter their on November for her birthday she would love it so much Thank you Jason..

Rachel Knight

Best birthday ever! I spent two days at Coffs Harbour on January 6 and January 7. I travelled down on the 5th and left on the 8th, my sole reason for traveling 7 hours by train each way being to spend my birthday at your park which is on January 6. I loved it so much and everyone was so friendly that I have already booked my next holiday for 2021 so I can see you all again. My first day I book..

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