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Macadamia Castle

#1 of 1 things to do in Knockrow Features Animals
1699 Pacific Hwy, Knockrow, New South Wales 2479, Australia
+61 2 6687 8432
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The Macadamia Castle has been the areas most popular activity destination for over 38 years. Entry is free to the Cafe, Nut Bar, Gift Shop, Fine Food section and Macadamia Nut information display. There is a daily programme of interactive activities in the Animal Park with over 200 native and farmyard animals. We have hands on experiences with our salt water crocodiles and many other animals. There are 9 keeper talks between 10.30 and 4pm where you can get up close to the animals.An ideal outing for the family, and a great destination when discovering the district. There is a very reasonable admission charge to the animal park and mini golf. A relaxing stop for fresh homestyle food, coffee, kids activities or education.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible15%
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“pancakes” (69 reviews)
“gift shop” (33 reviews)
“farm animals” (14 reviews)
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1699 Pacific Hwy, Knockrow, New South Wales 2479, Australia
+61 2 6687 8432
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Reviewed today via mobile

School holidays and long driving days.. we needed a break. We stopped and first saw the park area. not realizing it cost money to get into that part. We decided to get some pancakes to share and the kids had ice cream. All were delicious,...More

Thank WorldTraveller036
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife planned a visit to Macadamia Castle for our Gold Coast holiday. When I found out the place (Macadamia Castle) was a further hour drive from our accommodation I was hoping it was really worth the drive. We arrived right on opening time 8:00am...More

1  Thank Nathan_Viper
KingMacca, Owner at Macadamia Castle, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for your review and sounds like you had quite a full day in the Animal Park You might have missed our Bird Show which is the only one in regional NSW Just a quick note on the relevance of our name" Macadamia Castle" as...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As grandparents of two young girls we were told to visit the macadamia castle We thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment laid on by the staff However the food was not very enjoyable Ordered 4 meals, one came early without the chips which had been ordered two...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
KingMacca, Owner at Macadamia Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for visiting and sorry you didn't enjoy your meal. We do normally bring dishes out as they are ready so they are hot. We aim to bring them as close as possible. May I suggest that if you ever get a bad meal anywhere...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the second time we have had breakfast at the Macadamia castle and one again it was delicious! The caramel sauce on my son's pancakes was amazing! My husband had the big breakfast which he throughly enjoyed, while my muesli was to die for!

1  Thank Emma N
KingMacca, Owner at Macadamia Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks, glad you loved it and thanks for writing. Our staff do work hard and love feedback. PS that is Byron Bay Muesli, one of our favourite local makers.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simple request. No sauce or dressing on a hamburger and salad meal for my wife. Came smothered in dressing and Aoli sauce. When taken back told would have to wait 10min for another, by which time my meal was either eaten or if I waited...More

1  Thank maurice1942
KingMacca, Owner at Macadamia Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sorry about that. Sounds like you ordered no dressing and we failed to hear. Apologies. I understand that is frustrating. We would have had to re-cook the burger hence the 10 minutes. I will speak to chef and supervisor and make sure we do better...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

OMG this place is amazing. There is limited Seating so be prepared to wait a short while for a seat but so worth it. Pancakes 🥞 were amazing (had passionfruit and caramel flavours) very filling and a big serving size. There has a petting zoo...More

Thank Bbeecc131
KingMacca, Owner at Macadamia Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your lovely review. Maybe next time you can spend a whole day and enjoy our Animal Experiences. We do have extra seats inside in our Airconditioned dining room. Thanks and hope to see you again.

Reviewed 13 June 2017

Took a diversion off the freeway to buy lunch and macadamia nuts on a road trip to Brisbane. With a small bag of mixed nuts started at $6 with a locally made muesli starting at $13 we decided to shop at a local organic store...More

2  Thank MurrayBSydney
KingMacca, Owner at Macadamia Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Im very sorry for your experience. We certainly use the best freshest ingredients for our Sandwiches and wraps. We haven't had wraps on the menu for a couple of weeks so I would be very grateful if you could contact me with more details so...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017

The place is a well run Australian themed zoo. Lots of opportunities to see and engage with animals and the keepers are friendly and knowledgeable and do great talks. The standout was the interactions with animals and their handlers. Lots of opportunities to handle animals...More

Thank piotrekj81
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Having grown up at Yamba and now living in Noosa, my family travels this route at least ten times a year. We always stop at the castle for breakfast and lunch and we are satisfied more often than not. Since being bypassed by the new...More

2  Thank Leorob59
KingMacca, Owner at Macadamia Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Hi Thanks for your comments and advice Free entrance applies all day to our Cafe, Retail store, Education display, Air Conditioned dining room, Bathrooms etc. You can picnic on the front lawn. I am sorry but we don't really have a short term visit price...More

Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Nothing to make this stand out as special. It has little presence from the road (difficult when it has a castle facade). Typical 'tourist trap' inside with overpriced entry and cheap quality souvenirs. Not recommended.More

Thank ballantrae2
KingMacca, Owner at Macadamia Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Hi and thanks for dropping by. Maybe next time you can come inside to our fantastic Animal Park which has 150+ Animals Mini Golf Frog Conservation Pod Keeper talks every half hour Playground Animal Experiences or our wonderful Cafe and try our legendary pancakes and...More

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