Marine Discovery Centre Grand Opening

Marine Discovery Centre


We are thrilled to announce our million-dollar transformation of North Star’s Marine Discovery Centre is now complete and the state-of-the-art environmental learning facility at Hastings Point is now open to the public and resort guests on Saturdays and during school holidays.

Our grand opening event was a huge success with our special guest speaker, Smart Money host and environmentalist, John Dee,

Dee was instrumental in the banning of plastic bags in supermarkets and the introduction of single use bags in some States. He also co-founded Planet Ark with Pat Cash and National Tree Day with Olivia Newton-John. John shared his inspiring vision for a sustainable future with guests at the launch. Marine Discovery Centre Educator and passionate environmentalist, Kerrie Trees had us all in tears with her powerful and heartfelt speech. We were grateful to be able to share the event with many of the teams and trades who contributed to this amazing space and we can’t wait to share it will you all.

The Marine Discovery Centre is designed to inspire and educate. It aims to help people, young and old, to understand and care for the aquatic environment, its inhabitants and vital eco-systems, and learn about the unprecedented challenges of climate change, marine litter, plastic waste, pollutants and fishing.

Visit the website for more information, session times and to book your tickets online.

  Marine Centre  Marine Website 2


We acknowledge Gudginburra and Minyungbal people of Bundjalung
We recognise their custodianship and continuing connection to land, waters and culture in this place

wheelchair- Accessible accommodation