Potoroo Palace, Merimbula

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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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  • August 13, 2017
    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 an...  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    After we drove along the A1 and have seen the signpost for the Zoo, we have spontaneously stopped and went in. The entry price is not low, and you can see that only a limited number of animals: especially kangaroos, you could - feed and the most beautiful: a young Wombat. Maybe not a Zoo, in which one must necessarily into it, but if it's on the way and they have time, already worth the visit.
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  • July 20, 2017
    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, o...  more »
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  • Good place to take young kids! We got to feed the kangaroos and watch the echidnas have something to eat. The kids loved the little train ride.
  • Remember this isn't a zoo, its a sanctuary. Spent 7hrs with the kids, fed every animal, did the wombat experience, kids even went with the keeper into many animals cages to handfeed. Rode the train and didn't even spend $80. What an awesome place and we even got a letter in the mail from the wombats. How cool is that
  • Lovely atmosphere and you can get up close and personal with allot of beautiful Australian animals.
  • Lovely wildlife center with amazing animals 8/10
  • Nice natural zoo. Hippie atmosphere. The less impressive part is the one of the Koalas. With a souvenirs shop with bar service.

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