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Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary

1447 Stokes Bay Road | Stokes Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
+61 8 8559 2232
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: “Animal Encounters for Everyone” Home to mainly rescued, (orphaned, injured and unwanted), wildlife and domestic animals.Open to the public on some... more » Owner description: “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. « less
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Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We heard last week that you are closed. Everyone is disappointed. We are coming to Kangaroo Island next week and hope you will be open again. Kangaroo Island will not be the same without a visit to you and we know many others who agree.

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

Hi 77ResiS, We are so sorry to you and anyone else wanting to visit. We ourselves are 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 and not much fun to be around. (I have also replied to your email in... More

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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

I visited Paul's Place with my grandchildren who love animals. We were all very very impressed with Paul and his wife's passion in showing us around and letting us have contacts with the animals. When asked how he can support this place with such a nominal fee, Paul said: I run this place because i want to help the injured... More

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

Hi Lydialeung, Thank you very much for the lovely review. Always a big 'feel good' moment when visitors are happy with the price and the principle. (We do charge AU3 for koala holding now) Even if you do not ever get rich from this work, to see an orphaned animal grow up and love you always or be able to... More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

It was really refreshing to be able to interact with those rescued animals in an environment that was calm and peaceful. Paul has such an affinity with the animals and the care he gives them is amazing! Highly recommended but not for children.

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

Hi jburlak, Thank you so much for this great review. We love the animals and so appreciate when people notice this and the time spent with them to make them as trusting with people as they are. Very happy you found it calm and peaceful. We think it really is too but occasionally have visitors who are a bit nervous... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Was a Great experience in Kangaroo island lucky wed didn't miss this place. It's the best place to be,to interact with wild animals. Paul is a nice guy with lots of humour. I suggest anybody visiting in Kangaroo island not to miss this place.Very cheap Price for the fun you can get there. Just need to make a booking 1... More

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

Hi JanakG, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. It makes us very happy when someone enjoys Paul's Place and the effort and love put into the animals and tour. Hope to see you again. Warm regards, Paul, Katja, Poppy, Sunny and the critters X More

NYC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Our visit to Paul's Place was incredible! We loved every minute of getting to meet the animals. They are well cared for and, unlike parks and attractions where there are guests streaming through all day and the animals are uninterested in visitors, these animals only see guests a few times a week. This meant they were extremely eager to interact... More

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

Hello CrimsOngirl and husband :-) It was so nice to read your review. We are currently closed and trying to work out if we are able to reopen again in a few weeks. (Not sure if all costs are worthwile and do not want to expand and open daily exactly for the reasons you mention - we want the animals... More

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My husband and I visited on the 5th of October 2014 and we are still talking about the experience today! Paul and his family are fun, friendly and have a great sense of humour! My husband and I had such a great time interacting with all the animals. There were so many great moments, we couldn't decide on a favourite!... More

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

Hi RachelYong, Thank you so much for this review. We hope you still sometimes talk about Paul's Place even in a years time. We are so happy you enjoyed the tour and hope to see you again. X Warm regards, Paul, Katja, Poppy, Sunny and all the animals More

Whyalla, South Australia, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I first visited Paul's Place with my family when I was quite young (around 10 maybe?) and I loved it then and I love it now. When I came back to Kangaroo Island last year, I liked Paul's so much I went twice with different friends. On one occasion, I actually very stupidly was low on petrol (I'd planned on... More

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

Hello Stephanie, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review It's great when people visit more than once and really appreciated. I think when you are treated very well it usually reflects that you are also a very nice person. Don't give Paul all the credit :-) Wold love to see you again. (A couple of... More

Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I initially thought this place was a petting zoo/farm and was delighted to learn it was a sanctuary for the animals rescued. After having visited as many animal destinations as possible throughout my life, I was so impressed that people could wander around the various animals including kangaroos, emus, deer, a sheep, dogs, chickens, many birds, koalas and many more,... More

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

Hi Diane, Thank you so much. That is a very special review. Of course it is a very proud 'parent moment'. Poppy loves the animals and tours and was tickled pink when I showed her your feedback and very pleased with "Snaki" for being too cute to resist. It is also great when someone gets closer to an animal than... More

Danville, CA
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8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

First Kangaroo Island is my favorite place on earth and this was my second visit from the US. Paul is quite a card! He is funny as all get out and wants you to have a great time. He takes the time to personally get to know each guest. The hands on experience with so many animals is unique. Where... More

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

Hi Iaedanville, Thank you so much for writing this review. Paul is a bit of a card :-) and he loves what he does, on occasion more than the visitors I think. It is so nice to hear that you could have spent the day, sometimes we wonder if the tours are a bit long so it is great to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We visited Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary on 12 September 2014. The tour was fantastic! Paul and his family was extremely friendly and provided a very informative tour. We had close up encounters with all the wildlife in a very safe environment. It was an enjoyable trip for my family and I will certainly return again. Be sure to check the... More

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

Hello Wong X, Many many thanks for taking the time to write this review. It is priceless knowing visitors have enjoyed themselves enough to do this. No matter how crazy Paul seems, safety is always the number one priority :-) Would love to see you and your family back again. Warm regards, Paul, Katja, Poppy, Sunny and the animals More

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