Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary

Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary

Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary
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“Animal Encounters for Everyone” Home to mainly rescued, (orphaned, injured and unwanted), wildlife and domestic animals.Open to the public on some days for limited hours - PLEASE CHECK OR CONTACT US- to partake in interactive, informative and fun guided tours. Enjoy close contact with many handraised and tame animals. Fantastic photo opportunities for everyone.Entertaining and informative with something special to offer to anyone who cares about animals and has a sense of humour. Paul’s Place receives no outside funding of any kind so visitor admission enables care for each and every animal in residence, including the many not on display, Highlights of guided tours include• Koala photo opportunity and koala holding• Bird feeding• Kangaroo and Possum holding• Handfeeding kangaroos, emus and others• Special experience to pat an echidna while watching it feed• Ponyrides, (small children)• Small farm section including sheep shearing (except winter)• Meet our reptiles.
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leGrandMechantLoup
Montréal81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
Can't say enough about the warm welcome Paul and his family gave us. It was my daughter's dream to hold a koala and Paul made sure to make it happen. All the animals are very well taken care of and are part of their family. I can't say enough about this unforgettable experience.
Written 18 March 2017
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Jolanda d
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Friends
Yesterday I went to Paul's Place. It was amazing!! A lot of wildlife of Australia witch you can see, touch, feed and even hold! Like a Koala, lizards, a snake and different birds. Don't forget the Kangaroos!
Paul gave a tour around the place and you can really see that he loves the animals and has a lot of knowledge about them. Great sense of humor too! So much opportunities to make pictures!
I will never forget this place!
Written 16 December 2016
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Jenna K
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Friends
Paul's place was just amazing. I got to cuddle with a koala, snuggle and feed kangaroos, hold a snake, big birds and so on; definitely unforgettable. Paul was hilarious, laughed my head off and we had a really nice group too. Animals there are taken care of beautifully and with love. Don't miss this place!
Written 15 December 2016
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ChilloutUk
UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Friends
We had so many great experiences on Kangaroo Island but this was the most enjoyable by far. Paul is funny and incredibly patient. The rescue animals and birds appear well cared for and happy to engage for some grain or an almond.
Paul is very informative and this is such a great way to better understand how the animals are adapted to their environment - no question is too silly or too explicit (how do male kangaroos cope with all that bouncing!!)
Kangaroos, koala, echidna, kookaburra and other birds, python, lizards, peacocks, goat and more. Hands on or just watch - no pressure. Never thought my mum would hold a koala!!
Lots of interaction, lots of photos and so much fun.
Thank you so much for a wonderful visit.
Phone or email Paul's Place to arrange a visit. You will not regret it x
Written 8 November 2016
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Apolonia70
adelaide1,579 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
Paul runs the Waves and Wildlife cottages at Stokes Bay and this is his other occupation. We were lucky to get to this place because the winter weather had made it inaccessible - he has a lot of animals that he rescues - everything from chickens, peacocks, guinea fowl, geese, parrots, cockatoos, kangaroos, koala, horses, lizards, snakes and lovely views overlooking the bay. Wonderful place working on a shoestring so please make a donation if you are a guest at the cottages and are invited to visit - only 4 kms from the cottages and easily located on Stokes Rd and near the bushland garden. Very interactive and friendly animals and creatures - thank you Paul
Written 2 October 2016
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loredanaiulianav
Bucurestistaymonth=117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Family
We had a super experience, feeding kangaroos, cuddling koalas. one of the best place in Australia for Aussie wildlife experience ! we highly recommend this place
Written 11 August 2016
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Stephan R
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
This place is a gem, and is not to be missed if you visit Kangaroo Island. While technically "not open," if you contact them by email you can arrange a tour.

This is basically a retirement home for old, injured, orphaned or otherwise unfit-for-the-wild animals. They do some rehab and re-homing, but a lot of the animals are there forever.

It's a truly wonderful place. Paul and his family are lovely people, and clearly adore the animals - though Paul will gruffly mutter about the inconveniently increasing numbers, but it could not be more clear how much he loves his farm. He's a riot, and will have you chuckling in the first few minutes, through the barely-controlled chaos of the enclosures, where you can't do anything but laugh as a dozen different species beg for a handful of oats.

By the time you've gotten done hugging the hand-raised koala who loves to snuggle, pet a dozen kangaroos, acted as a perch for half a dozen different large birds, cuddled the python, maybe hand fed an owl or two, scratched the camel between the ears, and seen what love and trust has been regained by a few abused animals he's taken in... You'll never want to leave.

Don't miss this place. In a year of travel around the world, it's one of our favorite spots we visited.
Written 26 July 2016
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Meg J
Fort Myers, Florida, United States107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
Visiting Paul's Place was the best thing we did on Kangaroo Island - we had the most authentic wildlife experiences here than anywhere else on the island - the level of access to the wildlife was unbelievable and we left grinning from ear to ear.

Technically the wildlife sanctuary was closed when we visited in May, though we called and asked to be shown around anyway. Paul was super lovely and arranged a private tour for us. We cuddled a koala, let a beautiful Olive python wrap itself around our neck, and spent time in the bird enclosure where exotic birds ate almonds off our heads!!

This was a really hands on and interactive experience - very authentic and real and literally the best thing we did on Kangaroo Island. Fantastic for all ages. We stayed at Paul's cottages during our time (Waves & Wildlife) and highly recommend them for accommodation as well.
Written 30 May 2016
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DavidDennis890
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
Paul's place is an amazing, hands on, animal exposure experience, suitable for all ages. I think I saw and touched more animals on that one day then I have over my entire life. Most of the animals are indigenous to Australia, and some to KI. Guaranteed to, if not laugh, make you smile. This is the second time I have been on the tour, and I would do it again.
David.
Written 15 April 2016
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going2somewhere
Washington DC116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Family
Paul's place is truly one of a kind! I wish them all the luck to be able to reopen because it's the visitors that are really missing out on this amazing experience. It all really starts with Paul -- what a super fun and nice guy whose love for the animals is so endearing. As a generally skiddish person around animals, Paul made me super comfortable and I had a blast! My husband and mother-in-law both agreed this was hands-down the best day we had in our 2.5 week trip to Australia. We hand fed kangaroos and emus, held koalas, owls, cockatoos, parrots, lizards, and snakes. And we were so comfortable -- we spent as much time with the animals as we wanted and learned a ton! It was not rushed and not at all a "toursity" type experience. It was akin to visiting our friend Paul at his farm. We met his family as well and they were super sweet. We highly recommend folks coming to KI connect with Paul to see if he is available for a private tour, because it is completely worth it!
Written 10 March 2016
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