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Macadamia Castle

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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%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible14%
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“pancakes” (73 reviews)
“bird show” (19 reviews)
“gift shop” (34 reviews)
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1699 Pacific Hwy, Knockrow, New South Wales 2479, Australia
1699 Pacific Hwy, Knockrow, New South Wales 2479, Australia
+61 2 6687 8432
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stopped for breakfast on the way to Brisbane. We had pancakes, French toast and bacon & egg roll. All meals served in plenty of time.

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It cost us $80 for entry to pat and feed a few baby farm animals and kangaroos. The mini golf was below average in my opinion compared to others we have visited and the amenities outside were full of cobwebs and looked like they needed...More

Thank Michelle V
KingMacca, Owner at Macadamia Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for coming. Sorry we missed those cobwebs in the park toilets, we are on to that today. From the price you mentioned that would be for a family of 4 or more. That entitles you a full day with half hourly keeper talks and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with our 3 young children in early January 2018. The entry price is way to much for the value you get. I understand the costs that would be associated with running a zoo like this and the need to charge the money they...More

Thank James K
KingMacca, Owner at Macadamia Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your comments and for visiting. I'm not sure of your qualifications in Macropod diets and welfare but I can promise you we have well qualified and caring staff. They have decades of experience between them. Our keepers use the husbandry manuals on the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Entry fee too dear, have to pay for animal food, food $$, souvenirs $$, animals cute but have no grass to walk on and just a concrete jungle for them :( This place hasn't changed in 25 years really, just a shame...More

Thank Andy L
KingMacca, Owner at Macadamia Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi and thanks for your comments but Im sorry your facts are totally wrong The Castle is 43 years old today and we have had massive improvements and investment. Over the last 5 years alone we have added Koalas in state of art setting Huge...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff especially young man helping children feed the farm animals. Fantastic day out in the Ballina/byron Bay region especially for younger children.

Thank Love2travelbug12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My kids (6 and 9) had a wonderful day here, there was plenty to see and do if you just take your time we were there from about 10.30 till 2.30. I think for the price it was quite reasonable except i felt the train...More

Thank Emma J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Macadamia castle on New Years Day and are grateful that it’s open. It’s a cloudy day and there’s good shade from both trees and resting places within the park. The children had a fabulous time learning about koala, wombat and native birds through...More

Thank Joanne N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I stopped here on the way to Byron. We enjoyed the experience, especially patting the rabbits and feeding the baby animals. The food was quite nice, with huge serving sizes.

Thank Kim P
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

This place has now been bypassed by the new motorway. It seems a little run down - especially the toilet area. There was a disgusting large puddle outside the ladies toilets - which are inside! So you cannot help but get wet feet. The ladies...More

Thank Traveller4EverNow
KingMacca, Owner at Macadamia Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for calling in and the good comments on the food. We get lots of good feedback as we make everything fresh daily/ Sorry your visit coincided with a toilet incident. I am on premises daily and I know we check and clean regularly. They...More

Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

After tossing up between the crystal castle and macadamia castle with two kids aged 3 & 6 we decided on the macadamia castle. We arrived in heavy rain to be greeted with umbrellas for all the family and smiling faces. We had the famous pancakes...More

Thank MRSC2008_10
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Cheryl B
16 November 2017|
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Response from MRSC2008_10 | Reviewed this property |
paid $74 for 4 of us from 9-2pm we loved every minute in there. with mini golf too for freeze thought it was great value! 😊