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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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Well cared for sanctuary for Australian native animals.

Love this place. Walked along side of kangaroos and emus. Potoroo is a clean and well cared for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
didimckeown
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Rowville, Australia
To the rescue

A big thank you to pottaroo palace for helping us out after an unfortunate late night kangaroo... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dean I
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“train ride” (22 reviews)
“native animals” (18 reviews)
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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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"animal sanctuary"
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"wandering around"
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"wildlife park"
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"run by volunteers"
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"hand feed"
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"enjoyed feeding the kangaroos"
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"money goes"
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"some great photos"
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"great animal"
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"wildlife reserve"
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"we arrived early"
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"big zoo"
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"the main highway"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this place. Walked along side of kangaroos and emus. Potoroo is a clean and well cared for safe place for wildlife which have mostly been rescued. There is a short educational train ride and the staff are very obliging.

Thank didimckeown
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A big thank you to pottaroo palace for helping us out after an unfortunate late night kangaroo strike.The mother died instantly, but the little Joey was ok. I hope he's doing well and grows to be the star attraction of pottaroo palace.

Thank Dean I
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leapinker, General Manager at Potoroo Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for caring and taking the time to stop. We were so glad to be able to help at such a time and the little joey was able to be given all the warmth and care possible by our devoted staff.

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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

At $60 for a family of 4 I find this to be quite expensive for what was there. The train ride isn't included in the price and doesn't stop to talk about the animals at all, which was very disappointing. Feeding the kangaroos was lots...More

Thank Bel K
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leapinker, General Manager at Potoroo Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Thanks for your comments Bel K. Operating as a not-for-profit sanctuary, Potoroo Palace is solely dependent upon the on-going support of visitors who provide the funding necessary (through their entry fees and donations), to keep our animals in optimal health, maintain the enclosures and grounds...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

We really enjoyed our afternoon here visiting the native Australian wildlife. It was great to hand feed the kangaroos! We were greeted by a very friendly member of staff who was very passionate about the concept of this park and the animals. The cafe was...More

Thank htrue
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

The family came here and we had such a fun time.My little boy is 6 months old and he just loved the kangaroos which were so friendly.Staff were great also with there friendliness and knowledge.

Thank Adamlozz
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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

We spent over 5 hours here and enjoyed every minute. The keeper talk is free and well worth attending. If you don't have so much time it would also be value for money we just love taking pictures. Had a good toastie and coffee at...More

Thank MaureenMackay
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Along my travel I visited some other places where you were able to pet some kangaroos - but Potoroo place isn’t touristic at all & the animals have a really good life there. It might be a small place but you’ve the chance to speak...More

Thank Jessica H
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Tucked away off the main highway just outside of Merimbula on the way to Bega is this wonderful wildlife venue I especially want to express my deepest gratitude to the Potoroo management and in particular their staff member and snake expert Phillip I had a...More

Thank Ted M
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

My boys 2 and 4 loved Pottoroo Palace. Lots of animals wandering free for you to feed and pat such as emus and kangaroos. Get up close and personal to animals in a way you can’t at a big zoo. Kids loved the train and...More

Thank Libby N
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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Clearly very devoted to the animals welfare and supporting environmental issues. All the staff are incredibly friendly and always willing to speak to children/visitors. Children (2,4 & 8) all has a great day out and loves the train journey.

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