The Dolphin Discovery Centre is Australia's Premier Wild Dolphin experience and the most ecologically aware. We are a not for profit organisation committed to tourism, research, education and conservation.
More information Enjoying the benefits of a $12 million upgrade, our brand new Interpretive Centre now showcases an expanded range of themed fish and coral aquariums and our amazing 360-degree Digital Dolphinarium, as well as interpretation of the Koombana Bay environment and its history – geological, indigenous, marine and contemporary.It is an immersive experience, with activity centres, interactive displays, feeding programs and tours that appeal to all age groups. The aquariums tell the story of our region from freshwater river to offshore reef and feature the marine plants and animals of our temperate zone. The centre provides a unique experience that uses embedded technology along with natural displays to create a memorable experience for visitors that complements the wild dolphin experience of our beach Interaction Zone and Dolphin Tours.Visit Website
This recently extended and upgraded centre is a must visit not only for the potential to see dolphins but also to walk through the interesting, educational and interactive centre. There is ample fish species, marine creatures and videos to watch. It's cafe is a lovely place to enjoy a meal or coffee and cake overlooking the beautiful bay, the upstairs balcony is the ideal place to sit and enjoy the view.
We celebrated a milestone birthday upstairs in the function room yesterday afternoon with 50 guests. It was an amazing event as the staff looked after our every need and supplied fine food. The outlook onto the water and the sky meeting the water's edge was beautiful. We even saw a few dolphins swimming by. Thank you for an awesome afternoon, enjoyed by everyone.
This is the best place in the world to interact with dolphins. We waited for hours for the dolphins to get into the interactive zone, in which visitors are allowed to get into the water to have a close encounter with them. It was an absolutely worthy wait!
First time there today service great but not enough staff. Floor had mess everywhere table not cleaned not the staff fault as they were busy. Cant rate the sweets highly seemed stale. Cant say I would be going back in a hurry.. must say the new building is impressive.
The food here is AMAZING
I had one of the best chicken burgers I've ever had, and the other food was pretty great too, especially the arancini. Props to the chef.
The aquarium was pretty cool too although I felt terrible for the poor imprisoned animals, especially the octopus