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Dolphin Discovery Centre

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We have now opened our new facilities after a multimillion dollar redevelopment. We are a not for profit organization and all proceeds go towards our Conservation Program. There is no general entry fee to the Centre including our wild dolphin...more
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Lot 830 Koombana Dr | Lot 830, Bunbury, Western Australia 6230, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a great attraction, we loved then newly renovated Dolphin Discovery Centre in Bunbury. Truely a great experience the volunteers were all friendly and great with the kids.. seeing the dolphins up and close in the morning was so great.. the aquarium was beautiful lots...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rosalind03
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a fantastic experience at DDC. The crew were super hospitable and friendly, dolphins were very interactive I would highly recommend it as a must do!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jess S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful place to visit. The boat trip was great but the highlight for me was entering the water in the bay and 5 dolphins swimming near to me. The only thing that nearly spoilt it for me was the volunteer marching up and down...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Geoff G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been twice to the Cafe now. Once for lunch and today for breakfast. Good staff, nice food, great view. Basic breakfast was reasonable for price but not exceptional. Scrambled egg was split but forgiven as the bacon was excellent quality. A request for a skinny...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 150andrewc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! What an educational experience! By chance we arrived just in time to watch the dolphin feeding on the beach. Got chatting to wonderful volunteer Gill and decided to have a look inside. Just in time for the big tank feeding at 11 and even...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank morgant747
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting information geared for all levels. One downside not enough seats. Bonus standing in water as dolphin and calf came close to the beach. The dolphin cruise amazing. The staff so enthusiastic and helpful.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mary S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently visited the centre with my daughter and grandaughters. It was a terrific day out with plenty for the children to learn and occupy themselves. We also found it informative as adults. Its really well set out and the staff are wonderful. We stayed...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Valerie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I went to the dolphin centre recently we paid to go into the interpretive centre and were disappointed to see a few fish that were obviously in an injured and poor state of health on display. We noticed a pufferfish in the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The building was completed in Dec 2019. It is magnificent! The staff are enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The numerous volunteers attend with kindness and care. The sea creatures include rescues who will mainly return to the wild if capable of survival there. The touch aquarium has...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank aSkylark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So a must on my husbands bucket list was to swim with dolphins in the wild. This place has it all! Knowledgeable marine biologist and volunteers who all have a love of these amazing creatures. On the bay we saw around 40 dolphins on our...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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CCjev
20 September 2018|
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Very useful, thanks!
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Sandra C
19 September 2018|
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Response from DDCBunbury | Property representative |
Hi Sandra, we don't begin swim tours until Nov 1st. We do have Eco Cruises running still though. Our building is currently closed as we are undergoing a large redevelopment, we aren't due to reopen until Dec 2018. If you'd... More
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Nicg1980
30 July 2018|
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Response from DDCBunbury | Property representative |
Hi Nicola, yes the swim is fine for your 8 year old. We offer buoyancy devices to everyone if they are needed. We average about 3.5metres in depth. The Dolphins don't touch you. You can also get out of the water whenever... More
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