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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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Potoroo Palace

Obviously an older venue set in beautiful natural bushland only 10 minutes north of Merimbula... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hurambee
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Perfect day out

As two animal loving adults we absolutely loved Potoroo Palace. You can see the devotion to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
M_S_Flett
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“native animals” (18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2372 Princes Highway | Merimbula, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
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2372 Princes Highway | Merimbula, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
+61 2 6494 9053
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Obviously an older venue set in beautiful natural bushland only 10 minutes north of Merimbula. Friendly and very knowledgeable staff trying their best. Displays are good but information signage needs attention.

Thank Hurambee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As two animal loving adults we absolutely loved Potoroo Palace. You can see the devotion to the animals & overall betterment of our environment. We had a cuddle with two orphaned wombats & learned a lot from the lovely Alexandra. The cafe had delicious food...More

1  Thank M_S_Flett
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a wombat experience and it was amazing. Got to cuddle the rescued wombats. The place is quaint but you can see how much love the animals / wildlife get from the carers. Great place to visit and to donate too.

Thank 24rack
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The whole place is just kind of sad because several of the snake appear to be seriously neglected and unhappy.More

1  Thank Kerry B
leapinker, General Manager at Potoroo Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate constructive feedback and take observations like this very seriously. As a consequence of your review, we took an overview of our snake viewing areas and could indeed see how in some areas they could appear...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with a group of 5 adults and 5 young children. The staff were very friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable! The entrance has a charming gift store with los of interesting knick knacks. They serve food, ice blocks drinks etc. we didn’t try the food...More

Thank Kylie S
Reviewed 4 December 2017

We loved visiting Potaroo Palace with our toddler. He was mesmerized by the animals and especially loved the vintage train ride and getting up close with the beautiful eastern grey kangaroos. Tahnee was a wonderful host and we thoroughly enjoyed her educational chat on Priscilla...More

Thank Bronwyn M
Reviewed 24 November 2017

we had a wonderful visit to this attraction which was booked by our private tour guide. We arrived early and had a personally guided tour. We booked an encounter with the Koalas and enjoyed meeting Sapphire and Joey. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable and...More

Thank emorga
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Please do not dwell on the half dozen negative reviews this is a superb place to visit. It may not be Healesville with its millions of dollars budget. It is however just as important and in need of support. The employees here were all extremely...More

Thank stueyde
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

I visited Potoroo with a tour group from a ship visiting Eden. Perfect weather, friendly hospitality- scones! and a marvelous tour seeing all the animals Highly recommended !!

Thank cmyrc g
Reviewed 16 November 2017

We stopped by with just an hour before they closed, and we were welcome with open arms! We had plenty of time to see all the animals, and couldn't be happier with our experience. Staff was awesome, and most of the animals had plenty of...More

Thank chris7ianh2017
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