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Potoroo Palace

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2372 Princes Highway | Merimbula, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
+61 2 6494 9053
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Great for all ages

You could easily spend a half day here without getting bored. There is a wonderful sent a letter... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dee C
Fantastic park doing invaluable work

This park is a wonderful place, held together with small donations and the tireless efforts of its... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dmitry G
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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 coffee and cold beverages available too. Educational books, gifts, t-shirts and souvenirs made in Australia. BBQ and picnic facilities, including a sheltered area inside the park. Complimentary Educational Talks on twice daily, a Potoroo Palace train and bags of nutritional pellets to purchase for hand feeding the free roaming kangaroos and emus. Many iconic native animals to be seen and close up Encounters can be booked. See website for more information.
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  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2372 Princes Highway | Merimbula, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
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+61 2 6494 9053
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You could easily spend a half day here without getting bored. There is a wonderful sent a letter to the wombat for the littlies, skittles and feeding of some of the animals. They even have a train ride. A great gift shop and cafe make...More

Thank Dee C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is a wonderful place, held together with small donations and the tireless efforts of its mostly volunteer crew. It's quiet, quaint and genuinely devoted to looking after the many injured native animals human activity generates on a daily basis. This is not Healesville...More

Thank Dmitry G
leapinker, General Manager at Potoroo Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for sharing your deep appreciation and for recognising the real value of Potoroo Palace Dmitri G. It is always so heartwarming and rewarding for our staff to hear this feedback when visitors have such wonderful experiences with us.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would highly recommend this friendly and inclusive experience to any age group but particularly families with young children. The guided tour at 11.00 was fascinating and informed me of a lot I didn't know about Australian native animals - most notably the echidnas. The...More

Thank Sue V
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Good thing we disregarded the previous review! On our first trip to Australia ever all the kangaroos we had seen were roadkill. Now we have seen them close enough to feed them and even pat them. So here goes the little Swiss family with nice...More

Thank Anne F
leapinker, General Manager at Potoroo Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

We all thank you so much for your appreciation. The staff are passionate about the well-being of all the animals in their care and are overjoyed when visitors have such wonderful experiences at Potoroo Palace.

Reviewed 13 August 2017

Took my young family here and was disgusted in the overall experience due to how overgrown and dirty the enclosures were! Very disappointing, visited as a kid when it was Yellow Pinch Wildlife Park and it is definitely not how I remembered it! Walking tracks...More

1  Thank jas0ntas
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We were lucky enough to make friends with the wombat as we left who was rescued and who had a lay down between my legs. This place is such a unique experience and well maintained! Great for friends, or for anyone passing through.

Thank Alexandria F
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Had a lovely lunch before exploring the place. My son enjoyed feeding the kangaroos and both my son and daughter loved feeding the ducks. We went on the train. We really enjoyed the talk on the echidna and koalas. They were informative and interesting. The...More

Thank Peter2012Jakarta
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We loved Potoroo place. The educational talks were awesome and we were able to see all the animals up close, including an echidna and kangaroos. Holy hecken those were some cute roos. Definitely go here if you'd like to get that classic photo with a...More

Thank Josh P
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We never knew what a Potoroo was until we payed a visit to this reserve. Most of the staff are voluntary and do a wonderful job of looking after the animals and their surrounds. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank noelewatkins
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

I have been to quite a few Animal sanctuaries over the years and this one was by far the best kept I have seen. It was wonderful to see such pride taken in every enclosure. Every water dish was sparkling clean, all the pens were...More

1  Thank Sharne P
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