Marine Discovery Centre, Port Macquarie

#15 of 17 in Parks in Port Macquarie
Aquarium · Hidden Gem · Zoo / Aquarium
Centrally located on the beautiful NSW Mid-North Coast, the Port Macquarie Marine Discovery Centre is a short walk from the extensive Hastings River estuary.

The Marine Discovery Centre offers opportunities for students from Pre-school to Year 12 to engage in meaningful and worthwhile activities relating to the Marine Environment.

Port Macquarie Marine Discovery Centre is an annex of Newman Senior Technical College. A purpose-built Senior High School dedicated to vocational pathways for students in Years 11 and 12.

The Centre has fully equipped, specialist learning spaces designed to maximise the delivery of marine programs. Facilities in the Centre include a marine laboratory, theory classroom, an aquarium display room, a commercial

fish hatchery / grow-out facility and a dedicated marine

engineering workshop.

Research Vessel

Research Vessel, the XLCR

The Port Macquarie Marine Discovery Centre has its own research vessel, the XLCR, a 15 metre timber ex-fishing trawler.

Educational programmes offering a hands-on and feet-in approach to learning are linked to the NSW school curriculum. Programmes are available for classes from Pre-schoolers to Year 12.
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  • I was vry pleasantly surprised by this Marine Centre. The worked carried out and the condition of the premises just excellent  more »
  • My partner and I went to the marine discovery centre and were blown away at how helpful and friendly the staff are. A must see.  more »
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