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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 wildlife sanctuary in Australia.

We visited Paul's Place during our honeymoon on August 2014. Kangaroo Island has been the highlight of our 6-weeks honeymoon across Australia, and the 3-hour visit to Paul's Place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We visited Paul's Place during our honeymoon on August 2014. Kangaroo Island has been the highlight of our 6-weeks honeymoon across Australia, and the 3-hour visit to Paul's Place has been the highlight of our stay on Kangaroo Island. This is not a zoo or a commercial wildlife place where you see the animals from behind a fence, it's a... More 

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Broome, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Took kids here, they loved it! If you want to see the Australian animals and be very close to them this is it! This man was so down to earth but the love he had for his animals was amazing. The way he spoke to his animals was like they were people, Great attraction, just double check its open firstv(we... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This man was so down to earth but the love he had for his animals was amazing. The way he spoke to his animals was like they were people a must do and see experience

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

If you have little kids and want to show them some of Australia's native animals or if you just have the need to pet or cuddle a koala or a kangaroo then visit this place - you won't regret it. The sanctuary is easily accessible and staff are very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Lilyfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

I'm a 16 year old boy and I totally enjoyed Paul's Place. If you want to see the Australian animals and be very close to them this is the place to go. The tour was totally fun and I could see and touch all the animals. I did even hold a kangaroo in my arms! That was something really special... More 

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Westchester, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We were eagerly anticipating this visit for many months and our high expectations were exceeded. We have visited and enjoyed a number of zoos in Australia but were looking for a different experience seeing the life of some of Australia's many unsung heros, because people who take in orphaned, unwanted or injured animals and care for them out of their... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This was the experience of a lifetime for me, my husband, and 2 college age children. Paul is very fun loving and let's you experience the animals in the open under his watchful eye. I can't choose the most memorable experience. Was it feeding the emus, and Kangaroos, holding the parrots, or cuddling the koala? It was all a fantastic... More 

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Boston, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We went to Paul's Place during our stay at the Waves and Wildlife Cottages down at Stokes Bay Beach. It's an amazing spot, by the way. I heard about the fact that Paul's Place was closed and I was wondering why. So I called Paul, the owner of Paul's Place, and asked him. He said that there are some problems... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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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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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 

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Address: 1447 Stokes Bay Road | Stokes Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8559 2232
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Kangaroo Island

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