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Potoroo Palace

#4 of 27 things to do in Merimbula Features Animals
2372 Princes Highway | Merimbula, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
+61 2 6494 9053
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Worst unkempt wildlife park I've visited!

Took my young family here and was disgusted in the overall experience due to how overgrown and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Launceston, Australia
Cute and Unique!

We were lucky enough to make friends with the wombat as we left who was rescued and who had a lay... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Alexandria F
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2372 Princes Highway | Merimbula, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
+61 2 6494 9053
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank jas0ntas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 20 May 2017

I took the guide tour at 11 (also at 2) and the staff were excellent, very helpful and knowledgable to answer all questions thoroughly and no one was rushed. There is a great range of local animals that most of us never get to see.

1  Thank Joel S
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Spur of the moment visit as we were waiting for an event and had such a fun time exploring. All the enclosures were great with lots of space for the animals and plenty of information for visitors. Many hands-on options with the animals which was...More

Thank Bri P
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Good place to spend a couple of hours on a slightly rainy day. It's a place where injured animals were brought in for treatment so don't expect a zoo-like place with many animals. It was nice to walk around the park. Price was ok, but...More

1  Thank Lynx_P
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful few hours here. The animals are well cared for and the owners are passionate about the native wildlife. We paid a bit extra for the Koala experience which was well worth it, Jeannie, the lady who looks after the koalas ensured...More

Thank aussiebrummie
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