We are undertaking some construction, but we are STILL OPEN!
In May 2017 we began our redevelopment to improve and add to our existing facilities. Construction work began and our volunteer building and research room has been moved off its existing site to the block next door in preparation for our building the new Café/Restaurant.
At the same time that this is happening the City of Bunbury is constructing a Coastline Revetment Wall for coastal protection, Department of Parks and Wildlife are building across the road and the Waterfront Project has begun with new landscaping and bridge work along Koombana Bay. So our area looks like an industrial zone BUT in fact we are still operating full steam throughout this whole process.
Our Dolphin Eco Cruises will operate year round subject to weather and our swim tours will be operating next summer as usual. Much of the disruption will be finished by December and there will be new assets along Koombana Bay including a substantial playground, additional parking , a kiosk and a beach auditorium. The entire process for the DDC redevelopment including the new interpretive experience will be completed by November 2018 however elements will be progressively delivered.
Entry to the DDC will be free over the winter months where most disruption is likely to occur so pop in and see what is happening.
At times we might have alternate access to the beach for any dolphin visits and boat departures over the next 8 months.
There are a lot of exciting times ahead and we appreciate your support through the process of building our new Café and Discovery Centre.
The Dolphin Discovery Centre in Bunbury WA is 90 minutes south of Perth. Koombana Bay is home to local wild Bottlenose Dolphins who regularly visit the interaction zone at peak times during the year. Swim with Wild Dolphins or Dolphin Boat Cruises are a great opportunity to interact with the dolphins in their own environment. The philosophy behind our centre is to promote research, conservation and education of the Bottlenose Dolphins and other native marine life. The centre operates October to April 8am - 4pm (closed Christmas Day) and May to September 9am - 2pm.
As Australia's premier wild dolphin destination you can visit the centre and learn more about these magnificent creatures, take a Dolphin Eco Cruise around the Bay or interact with the dolphins in their own environment on a Swim on the Wild Side Tour.
The Dolphin Discovery Centre is home to a discovery pool, aquariums, 360 degree digital dolphinarium, scheduled guided site tour, 3D & 2D movies, cafe and souvenir shop, so there is something for everyone.
There is also the Interaction Zone where the wild dolphins often come to interact with visitors - There will be a brief time where this may not be available due the the construction of the City of Bunbury's Revetment Wall.
FREE Admission to the Dolphin Discovery Centre
$10.00 Adults - FREE ENTRY! $5.00 Concession / Students / YHA - FREE ENTRY! $5.00 Children (4-14) - FREE ENTRY! $25.00 Family (2 Adults and 2 Children 4 -14)* - FREE ENTRY!
For groups of 15 or more please Book Today!
How will you celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8th? Why not join us here at the Dolphin Discovery Centre. Entry will be FREE for everyone on the day and include kids story time with Louie the Dolphin
Hi All, Saturday was a very hot, summery day and when we arrived at the DDC Levy and Aurora were already in the Interaction Zone and spent a good hour with our Visitors & Volunteers. Anyone that wants
VOLUNTEER JOHNS BLOG Had another fantastic day last Saturday at the Dolphin Discovery Centre! I drove in along the ocean drive and, as I glanced at the beautiful ocean and sunny blue sky, I thought