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Potoroo Palace, Merimbula
(4/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
Explore a wide variety of native and endangered Australian species at Potoroo Palace, a nonprofit sanctuary offering visitors a chance to observe potoroos, swamp wallabies, eastern gray kangaroos, wombats, koalas, snakes, and birds. This nature park offers hands-on tours for children, which provide an educational and entertaining way to learn about the importance of environmental conservation. You can roam among the kangaroos, walk through the aviary, hand-feed the emus and ducks, or go for long rides on the park’s popular mini train. The sanctuary’s café serves hot coffee and light meals, and hosts regular live music afternoons. Make Potoroo Palace a part of your Merimbula vacation plans using our Merimbula travel itinerary planner.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We enjoyed our visit very much. All though we didn't see all the animals because they were sleeping. People there were polite and very lovely. 
  • Such a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere. Good range of native animals on display. Really enjoyed my time wandering around. 
  • We were just there. Who wants to see a ungeflegte not a finished garden plot facility, which should come in here. We were because our daughter here. She wanted only one thing: kangaroos feed we got not one to see and for 50 AUD we have 5 units on our campsite... Why was no one here? Was offered us to climb a rickety train of the children, who "came closer to the animals" for five more dollars. Luckily we have admitted it: the train ran on the normal track, on which also the pedestrian ran - so nothing by due to "closer"... We have asked whether we get our money back or at least a part. The answer was no, because it is "no profit-oriented organization". We now take the purchased food, drive to the campsite and feed them there. This is nothing like a Zoo and not even a good one. Who has children can certainly understand how angry I am.
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  • Nice natural zoo. Hippie atmosphere. The less impressive part is the one of the Koalas. With a souvenirs shop with bar service.
  • The cafe does a lovely curry. Small but friendly wildlife park.
  • We could even pet a phyton and baby wombats. I'll never forget this animal park.
  • Excellent and calm experience with native animals.
  • Great spot