On our first day in Coffs Harbour we planned to go to the Pet Porpoise Pool. We woke up to find it pouring rain with no sign of any blue sky or any break in the weather coming.
Greg and I decided to still drive down to the Pet Porpoise Pool to see if we could still enjoy it even with all of the rain. When we arrived the rain was still not letting up, but we went inside to enjoy the seals and dolphins.
We were pleasantly surprised to see how this Marine Park is perfectly set up for visitors to enjoy the animals no matter what the weather is doing. It is officially a Wet Weather Friendly Tourist Destination!
There are covered walkways all of the way from the entrance up to the back of the park where the seating area is for the marine magic presentations that are shown twice a day during most of the year at 10am and 1pm. During NSW school holidays there is an additional show later in the afternoon at 4pm.
Greg and I were still able to enjoy the Dolphin and Seal Marine Magic Presentations with the awning above the seating area so that the rain didn’t make us wet. The Seals and dolphins were not affected by the weather in the slightest.
Before the show we each received a kiss from the seal under a covered area to the side of the park. Then we went over to the dolphin pool and got a dolphin kiss right on the cheek.
After the show we went to feed the small penguins also known as fairy penguins. It was so much fun! I have never been so close to penguins. To be able to feed them little fish by hand was a wonderful experience that I will never forget.
So no matter what the weather may be, don’t let the rain stop you from enjoying your visit to the Pet Porpoise pool.
Coffs has so many different things for you to do that there are fun activities for all of the family for any Coffs Harbour holiday.
Next time we will talk about our visit to the Butterfly House at Bonville just 15 minutes south of Coffs Harbour.
Until then, Enjoy Life and Enjoy the World around you!