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Address: 1447 Stokes Bay Road | Stokes Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8559 2232
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Description: “Animal Encounters for Everyone” Home to mainly rescued, (orphaned...
“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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Best Attraction on the Island

This is by fa the best thing you can do when visiting KI. I took my wife to Kangaroo Island for the first time last October and it was the highlight of her trip. I have been to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is by fa the best thing you can do when visiting KI. I took my wife to Kangaroo Island for the first time last October and it was the highlight of her trip. I have been to Paul's place many times and never miss a visit when I come to the island. Paul is a true showman and loves... More 

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Perth, Australia
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22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We drove a long way today ( Thursday 5th March 2015) to visit Paul's Place having read rave reviews on TripAdvisor. Unfortunately it was closed with a note on the gate stating ' Closed due to Insurance difficulties, despite never had an accident'. Other people arrived while we were reading the notice, they too had driven a long way to... More 

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PaulsPlaceKI, Owner at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Hi AussieBE, We are so sorry to you and anyone else wanting to visit. We are ourselves totally devastated to be closed at the moment and missing visitors more than we thought possible. Paul has been doing this for 35 years and is pretty lost. Thank you for taking the time to ‘review’. We have tried to get the information... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Our visit to Paul's Place was perhaps one of the most memorable things I have ever done in my life! But be warned - a visit here is not for the faint of heart. There are animals *everywhere* and the tour is a delightfully controlled chaos. However, if you are an animal lover this is a must do. We got... More 

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Carmel Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It was wonderful to see animals and birds of all description being well taken care of. We were there for Some feelings also and it made for some good photos. Also fun to feed the Kangaroos .

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We visited Paul's Place in June 2014. We still talk about it all the time. I have wanted to go to Australia for literally 50 years. Paul's Place was our first stop, and if I had had to go home right after, I would have felt it was worth the wait. We were greeted at the gate of Paul's farm... More 

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PaulsPlaceKI, Owner at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear LCub42, Thank you so much for the lovely review. It is so rewarding when people take away good memories and visiting is a special part of their Australia experience. Really appreciate knowing this. Many thanks also to the other beautiful reviews. We have not responded to all as we have been busy writing letters in the hope of reopening... More 

Sydney
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This was the best place Animals so clean and well kept, the most healthiest Koalas i have seen All the staff were friendly and helpful too They allowed us to have our own lunch in a netted cool clean area Thoroughly recommend a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I visited the Sanctuary in December and I have been meaning to write a review because it is seriously the best experience I have ever had with animals. I was never a big fan of animals to be honest (as my girlfriend likes to point out) but my gf made me come with her to Paul's. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We have visited Paul's place this august,its a wonderful and laughing trip.Paul and his familys are all friendly and delightful. we feeding kanguroo sheep deer emu and so many kind of birds.holding Koala is warmly and joyful,love it! full trip is about 3h.Is absolutely must to go. btw,stokes bay road have been upgrade and sealed, easy to drive and save... More 

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Cheshire England
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286 helpful votes 286 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We visited several wildlife parks while we were on holiday in Australia. This one was superior by some distance, Paul was an excellent guide around the sanctuary and his love of the animals is so obvious. This is coupled with his humour.Interacting with the animals is an incredible experience and hand feeding the kangaroos was worth the visit to Kangaroo... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We visited Kangaroo Island in January 2014. We were travelling with our kids and hence were looking for some fun stuff for them to do as well. We had been told about Paul's Place by one of the locals. We arrived on a swelteringly hot January afternoon and were greeted by an "unusual" man. Let me tell you, what Paul... More 

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PaulsPlaceKI, Owner at Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear SandraCesare, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. You are very kind calling Paul 'unusual' :- ) I think it is his total lack of style and bizarre manner which most people enjoy - I also remember meeting Paul for the first time so know exactly what you mean - I thought, 'surely this... More 

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