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Potoroo Palace

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“native animals”(23 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 reviews train ride native animals wandering around wildlife sanctuary animal encounters run by volunteers free roaming hand feed baby wombat enjoyed feeding the kangaroos money goes beautiful animals staff were very friendly toasties guided tour great place to visit great for kids
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have just visited here and loved it! A great place to while away a few hours with young children enjoying their animals. So lovely to read the stories of the animals, so clear how well loved they all are. Stopped for lunch, fresh and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LouisaR138
leapinker, General Manager at Potoroo Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much Louisa!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Needed a break from the beach, so headed to Potoroo Palace for the afternoon. The volunteers were all super friendly and it was clear that they are all passionate about the animals. They explained the Potoroo breeding program in place and told some stories about...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LovinAussieLife
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is just amazing! I highly recommend paying extra for one of the animal encounters. My partner and I have done the wombat encounter twice now and wow what a great experience. On our most recent visit we had the chance to be able...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bewitched99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 4 visited recently and we really enjoyed it here. We watched an echidna have its breakfast while we listened to an informative talk. We had a close up view of Sapphire, the cuddly koala, as we listened to the information talk. We...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were just driving past and stopped into this little place. It doesn’t look like much from the roadside. But it was a gorgeous place. The dingos are so lovely. And we both enjoyed it greatly.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Jessie's G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a great place for both adults and children. Potoroos Palace was well worth the visit, you meander around and see a lot of Australian wildlife, most which has been rescued or donated to the park.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Dana F
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Great little place to visit. Especially with kids. Staff were extremely helpful. Loved that everything was environmentally friendly and they are set up to help local wildlife. Great little wildlife sanctuary.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank frostbites77
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

Went with my 7 yo daughter, both had a terrific day out just wandering and looking at native animals. Staff all knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank rkedwards
Reviewed 18 November 2018

Just remember it is a sanctuary for animals not a zoo. There are a lot of animals to see. Mum (82) and I took about 4 - 5 hours to do a very slow walk around and take photos of the various birds and animals....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank TJG1956
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

My parents and son went here during our trip to Merimbula and Potoroo Palace was definitely a highlight. The staff clearly care about environmental sustainability and all of the beautiful (and lucky) animals that are at Potoroo Palace. There was something for everyone of us...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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