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Macadamia Castle

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Address: 1699 Pacific Hwy, Knockrow, New South Wales 2479, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 2 6687 8432
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00

The Macadamia Castle has been the areas most popular activity destination...

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.

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Great pancakes! Very hands on and educational for the kids

When we arrived we ordered our pancakes, absolutely delicious before spending quite a few hours visiting all of the enclosures. The keepers were very friendly and put on great... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beware. Huge portions and delicious to the extreme. Friendly service and very quick. Nothing but good to report on this place. Others have said it's expensive but I think it's reasonable.

Thank Graham B
KingMacca, Owner at Macadamia Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. Glad you loved it. We regularly compare our prices with people around us and we are confident our prices represent excellent value for our quality and portion size. Thanks for taking the time to write. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

When we arrived we ordered our pancakes, absolutely delicious before spending quite a few hours visiting all of the enclosures. The keepers were very friendly and put on great shows with all of the animals, especially keeping the attention of all of the kids. The mini golf is a great idea for breaking up the day but I agree with... More 

Thank la_1977
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37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is rundown, in need of a tidy up, sick wombat should not be on show, signs at the putt-putt fallen over, nails hanging out. Use some of the entry fee to fix the place up

Thank Melody B
Byron Bay, Australia
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55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great activities for small children- a little on be expensive side entry fee and charge extra for train ride but mini golf is included as is feeding shows and playground facilities. Children need to be watched closely as there is a pond with no fencing. The tree house in the playground is in need of repair barrier at top of... More 

Thank jengar11
KingMacca, Owner at Macadamia Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments and glad you had a good day. We will have another look at treehouse. Next time you come ask the nice person at Park Entry if you can have free feed bags as you are a family. We normally give free feed bags with family entry Yes we have great birthday party packages $12 each including... More 

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52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The little travelers had a ball here. Very low key enjoyable place. Free mini golf. Lovely playground with a treehouse and flying fox. The standout was the interactions with animals and their handlers. Lots of opportunities to handle animals and the keepers were lovely and knowledgeable. Master 4 enjoyed bottle feeding a sheep and holding a blue tongue lizard. Toilet... More 

Thank Smallfamily T
KingMacca, Owner at Macadamia Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting and glad you enjoyed the Park. its a special experience with kids. We do have a lot of cheaper menu options and you are welcome to bring your own and enjoy our BBQ. Our food prices are less than average for our area. I'll let the chefs know you thought we could improve the taste. We do... More 

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154 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Time: 5 hours Activities: Animals, mini golf, cafe, macadamia nuts, gift shop Ages: Great for all ages. Awesomeness level: Exceptionally awesome. ——— Details ——— This was our second outing to the Macadamia Castle. Animals: Excellent large enclosures for the kangaroos/emus. Chickens wander freely around the grounds. Baby farm animals great for kids (and me). Talks throughout the day, and a... More 

Thank nictnic
KingMacca, Owner at Macadamia Castle, responded to this review

Thanks, King Macca will be delighted to hear your lovely comments. Ill make sure to pass them on Tony More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Appart from the nut bar which had friendly helpful staff the rest of experience at the café was poor. They came across as flustered and disinterested. It was off putting watching our pancakes have the ice cream man handled on top without gloves. We also had to put up with half our order arriving 10 mins before so 2 of... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
KingMacca, Owner at Macadamia Castle, responded to this review

Hi. Thanks for your message and sorry for your bad experience. We don't put our ice cream on my hand, it is scooped on. I will keep an eye out for that but I have never seen it. Sorry. We have a few new staff settling in to Cafe so sorry it wasn't our normal relaxed service. Hope you will... More 

Port Macquarie, Australia
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144 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped for lunch on our way south, you have to double back for 3 is, but it saves you going into ballina for food....you can get back on to freeway really easily too...food was great and shopping for fresh nuts and gifts as well, there is a kids animal zoo if you have time, the toilets are clean and tidy... More 

Thank JondebemPort
KingMacca, Owner at Macadamia Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for dropping by. Yes we have Tesla and Chargepoint stations for recharging your electric car. Hope to see you again one day. King Macca More 

Grafton, Australia
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

With 3 generations of ages packed in car we looked forward to our brunch break while heading north. Everyone happy - beaut pancakes, leaf tea & even Grannie with clean amenities available. Good gift shop and munched on hot nuts as we continued on our journey.

Thank RobboMS
KingMacca, Owner at Macadamia Castle, responded to this review

Thanks and yes we aim to be cool for Babies through to Grannies so glad you experienced that. We love family groups and we do get excited when we see the delight on parents faces as they witness their young ones interacting with our very cool collection of animals. More 

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57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The pancakes are a must Highly highly recommend the caramel pancakes Great animal park for a young family. Great gift shop Recommend

Thank Stone R

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