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Dolphin Show
Dolphin Show
Dolphin Show
Dolphin Show

Park Schedule. Please select your preferred session time and purchase your tickets online. 

We look forward to welcoming you to our Conservation Park to meet our animals and learn about our conservation and animal rehabilitation projects. In line with government regulations, we are a Covid-19 Safe facility to ensure you enjoy a safe and fun day out. Numbers are limited for each of our daily sessions. We clean throughout the day. Hand sanitising stations are located throughout the park and distance markings are on the ground at each exhibit. Masks are available to purchase at entry. Please sign in using the QR code at the entrance to ensure we keep each other safe. Thank you for your co-operation. 

Your 2-hour schedule includes:

  • Self-guided tour of the park including Seal Shores, Penguin Beach, Dolphin Lagoon viewing window presentation, Reptile Retreat, Rehabilitation Hospice and Solitary Reef exhibits. Be sure to scan our QR codes at each exhibit to hear and learn more about each species and our park.
  • Sea lions live 
  • Dolphin Dreamtime 
  • You may take your own photos during the day

Three Session Times available during school holidays:

  • 9 am to 11 am 
  • 12 pm to 2 pm
  • 2.30 pm to 4 pm

It is advisable to pre-purchase your tickets online to secure your booking.

Conservation Park open 7 days 9 am – 4 pm (OPEN ANZAC DAY 12 - 3 pm)

Creekside Cafe open 7 days 7.30 am – 2 pm - (OPEN ANZAC DAY 12 - 3 pm)
 **Please note that times and animal encounters may vary. To avoid disappointment, please see our friendly team on arrival and they will notify you if there are any changes to the daily schedule.  

We hope you enjoy our snapshot of a day in the life at Dolphin Marine Conservation Park.  We can't wait to welcome you to the park and WOW you with some amazing marine animal fun and educational information about our conservation projects and actions you can take to help preserve marine life for future generations. Book your tickets today.

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Marine Rehabilitation Hospital

Meet some of the special marine patients in our care and learn about Dolphin Marine Conservation Park's important role in the rescue, rehabilitation, release and research of marine wildlife. 

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Solitary Reef

Peek under the waves and see a variety of fish, sharks and rays found locally in our special Solitary Marine Park, just of the Coffs Coast.


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Reptile Retreat

Off to the river beds to see our special freshwater turtles and compare the difference to our sea turtles.

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Dolphin Lagoon

Greet our dolphins up close at the underwater windows. Watch these beautiful animals as they swim and play.

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Penguin Beach

Watch our little blue penguins swim and waddle as our marine team explain the importance of helping save our native wildlife. Learn about our special conservation program #PetsInsideSavesLives

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Seal Shores

Head to the rocks to see endangered Australian sea lions diving and playing. Discover the threats they face and how YOU can help.





Sea lions live & Dolphin Dreamtime

Session One | 9 -11 am 

Session Two | 12 - 2 pm 

*Session Three | 2.30 - 4 pm *School Holidays Only

Hear the Dreamtime story from local Gumbaynggirr elder, Uncle Mark Flanders, and experience the cultural significance of marine mammals in our environment. See them display natural behaviours and learn how you can take ACTION to help save our oceans.

Get to know all about our endangered Australian sea lion as their trainers explain the difference between seals and sea lions. EXPERIENCE these incredible animals up close and learn how we can all help to protect them in the wild.




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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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