The Dolphin Discovery Centre has a long history of conservation and research of the Bottlenose Dolphins that live in Koombana Bay. The Discovery Centre is designed to educate visitors on the bay. What lives in the waters and other marine life around the world. There are also sound booths which imitate the underwater noises dolphins make for communication.
Admission to the Dolphin Discovery Centre
We understand that there is a lot of disruption during our construction phase but please come and see our Centre and learn about the dolphins!
$10.00 Adults - $5.00 🙂
$5.00 Concession / Students / YHA - $2.00 🙂
$5.00 Children (4-14) - $2.00 🙂
$25.00 Family (2 Adults and 2 Children 4 -14) - $14.00 🙂October to May $10 adults, $5 children/conc and $25 family.
No need to book for entry to the centre, unless you are a group of 15 or more but if you'd like to go on a Dolphin Eco Cruise, please book to avoid disappointment.
The 360 degree digital dolphinarium is the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere and portrays three short stories about dolphins, the experience is not to be missed. A short 3D movie on the dolphins of Koombana Bay is another popular attraction. This has been produced courtesy of a valued volunteer Axel Grossman, whom is an avid underwater photographer and cinematographer.
For the big kids and the little ones there is a display of shells and marine life which can be viewed under the microscope, check out the markings and see if you can guess what creature it is?
Have you ever touched a star fish or a sea cucumber? Our discovery pool (under the guidance of one of our volunteers) allows everyone to experience what these marine creatures feel like.
One of the Dolphin Discovery Centre's favourite displays is of the Port Jackson Shark. With its distinct markings they are a popular shark to see in our south coast waters.
Another attraction is seeing how our rehabilitated turtles are faring. The Dolphin Discovery Centre turtle rehabilitation program is overseen by the Department of Parks and Wildlife. Often one will get washed up on the beach after a storm and is in need of a little assistance in recovering from their adventures. The turtles are weighed and measured weekly and the data is recorded to measure their well being. Most marine turtle species are endangered so the work being done to rescue these little guys is really important.
Big or small there is a wealth of information that our volunteers can impart. In turn they would love to learn about your own travels.