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Potoroo Palace

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Address: 2372 Princes Highway, Merimbula, New South Wales, Australia
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+61 2 6494 9225
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Lovely stop

We've stopped here a few times over the years on the way home from holidays in Merimbula. Really nice nature park, native animals, friendly staff and a great place for a visit. A... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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83 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've stopped here a few times over the years on the way home from holidays in Merimbula. Really nice nature park, native animals, friendly staff and a great place for a visit. A great care as well with really lovely home style food (today had the most amazing home made sausage rolls...). Well worth the stop.

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Thank Jason A
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots to see and be shown. Friendly guide and an amazing snake brought out to show the kids. Lots of upgrades taking place with new Potoroo Palaces being built....

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Thank jas0nc75
Merimbula, Australia
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139 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Potoroo Palace is a small wildlife park on the highway between Pambula and Bega. Run by people who are passionate in saving native animals including those that are injured. Friendly staff. Well recommended. There is a small tearoom for lunch and books and videos on wildlife.

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Thank Peter B
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

me and my family visited you on Friday what a lovely day we had my kids enjoyed the train ride and all the animals you had to offer, we will be back next year

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Thank melanie5678937
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Very overpriced!!! Cost us $76 entry for 2 adults and 3 children. $2 extra pp for train ride which literally lasted 5 minutes and is the walking path of the whole park. There are very few animals and could have been in and out within 30 min. The highlight was the 5 free roaming kangaroos. The place is run down... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

When anyone visits Australia, they want to see kangaroos. It's even better if you get to pet them. Potoroo Palace is a wildlife reserve which you can visit. We went around 3:00 p.m. in the afternoon. I did not like that we didn't get a tour with staff telling us which animals were endangered, how they cared for them, whether... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I'm afraid I'd have to agree with a couple of other reviews - remember this is not a zoo, it's an animal sanctuary. We saw very few animals because the enclosures were in such poor condition. It's expensive to get in, toilets and picnic areas were very dirty. Wouldn't recommend.

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Thank LauraHudson358
Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

fantastic down to earth local zoo full of some favourite Australia animals. Worth a visit if your on the far south coast of NSW.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

What an amazing institution in such a beautiful area! My family really enjoyed it and my daughter came away with an even greater love of nature than what she came with before! Lunch was very yummy and reasonably priced too :) Viewing pure Alpine dingos was a highlight. It's great to visit such a place and feel at peace knowing... More 

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Thank Tam S
Albury, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

You can potter around here for ages, feed the kangaroos by hand, pat a dingo when they are taken for a walk, listen to a great Guide, take a ride on the little train around the property. It's surprisingly big and with a wide range of animals. You can also picnic if you like. There is a cafe but I... More 

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