Norm Marlborough

Norm Marlborough

Former Minister for Small Business; Peel and the South West; Minister Assisting the Minister for Education and Training

    Bunbury's Dolphin Discovery Centre tops tourism list

    13/09/2006 4:13 PM

    South-West Minister Norm Marlborough has congratulated Bunbury’s Dolphin Discovery Centre on being included in the Frommer’s travel guide - 500 Places To Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up.

    “This is a tremendous achievement for the Dolphin Discovery Centre’s general manager, Andrew Horan and his world-class crew, supported by the large number of volunteers who have striven to achieve international recognition for their work,” Mr Marlborough said.

    “This recognition by Frommer’s travel guide is testament to how the centre’s commitment to the environment and the welfare of the dolphins has captured the imagination of all the families who visit.”

    The list is due to be released in Australia next month but was previewed today in the Herald Sun newspaper.

    The Dolphin Discovery Centre is listed alongside 10 other great Australian attractions for kids, including Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef, Fraser Island, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Uluru.

    “In such esteemed company, there can no longer be any question that Bunbury’s Dolphin Discovery Centre is in fact an internationally recognised attraction,” Mr Marlborough said.

    Dolphin Discovery Centre managing director Andrew Horan said he and his staff were ‘over the moon’ about being included on the list and hoped it would make people in Western Australia sit up and take notice.

    “We are internationally renowned because of our commitment to the welfare of the dolphins but what we would like is for more Western Australians to come and have a look at what is on offer,” Mr Horan said.

    “It is because of Andrew and his crew’s years of dedication and commitment that our children have a greater grasp of environmentally sound tourism and that is one of the main reasons why the Dolphin Discovery Centre has been so successful,” Mr Marlborough said.

    “The State Government congratulates them and wishes the Dolphin Discover Centre continued success.”

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