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Potoroo Palace

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Great Kangaroo experience

Spent a great couple of hours here, the highlight was feeding and giving the kangaroos a scratch... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sutton England
A delightful and peaceful sanctuary.

We enjoyed a lovely light lunch in the Blue Wren café here before exploring the sanctuary. It is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sandra H
Adelaide, Australia
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“native animals”(19 reviews)
A small not-for-profit native animal sanctuary nestled in a bushland setting, 9kms north of Merimbula on the Princes Highway. On site cafe provides chemical free, free range and local(all whenever possible) produce, snacks and meals. Delicious...more
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2372 Princes Highway | Merimbula, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
+61 2 6494 9053
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All reviewstrain ridenative animalsrun by volunteershand feedinjured wildlifebaby wombatenjoyed feeding the kangaroosmoney goesgreat animalhealesville sanctuarytawny frogmouthsbig zooexcellent cafethe main highwaylittle boystaff were very friendlywe spent hours
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Spent a great couple of hours here, the highlight was feeding and giving the kangaroos a scratch, they were adorable. They have some other very good exhibits, the Dingoes were quite approachable as they can be skittish normally. Also plenty of birds all around the...More

Thank Leigh-Harrington
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a lovely light lunch in the Blue Wren café here before exploring the sanctuary. It is mainly a rescue sanctuary for injured wildlife, and many inmates stay on enjoying the expert caring attention. We enjoyed peacefully wandering around, reading the helpful notices on...More

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is pram & wheelchair access. Easy flat walks. Birds and plants to look at or photograph. Seats placed for convenient rests and just to sit & think. Very tranquil.

Thank Amanda A
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Very nice with a lot of animals which are very well taken care of ! Welcoming staff. You can feed some animals, especially the free roaming kangaroos. I recommend this park !!

Thank ermeneuei
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Spent an afternoon at Potoroo Palace June 2018. Though it was a very cool afternoon we were well rugged up and really enjoyed seeing all the native animals. All the displays were clean with plenty of native flora for the animals to be able to...More

Thank LochieMac
Reviewed 29 May 2018

The Potoroo Palace staff are totally committed and passionate about their animals! The animals are healthy, good natured and well cared for, the pens tidy and clean and adequately sized. Where viable, rehabilitated animals and their offspring are released into the wild. Many animals roam...More

Thank Christi360
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Love this place. Walked along side of kangaroos and emus. Potoroo is a clean and well cared for safe place for wildlife which have mostly been rescued. There is a short educational train ride and the staff are very obliging.

Thank didimckeown
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

A big thank you to pottaroo palace for helping us out after an unfortunate late night kangaroo strike.The mother died instantly, but the little Joey was ok. I hope he's doing well and grows to be the star attraction of pottaroo palace.

Thank Dean I
leapinker, General Manager at Potoroo Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thank you so much for caring and taking the time to stop. We were so glad to be able to help at such a time and the little joey was able to be given all the warmth and care possible by our devoted staff.

Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

At $60 for a family of 4 I find this to be quite expensive for what was there. The train ride isn't included in the price and doesn't stop to talk about the animals at all, which was very disappointing. Feeding the kangaroos was lots...More

Thank Bel K
leapinker, General Manager at Potoroo Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Thanks for your comments Bel K. Operating as a not-for-profit sanctuary, Potoroo Palace is solely dependent upon the on-going support of visitors who provide the funding necessary (through their entry fees and donations), to keep our animals in optimal health, maintain the enclosures and grounds...More

Reviewed 22 March 2018

We really enjoyed our afternoon here visiting the native Australian wildlife. It was great to hand feed the kangaroos! We were greeted by a very friendly member of staff who was very passionate about the concept of this park and the animals. The cafe was...More

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