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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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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We visited on 14th Sep 2014, and when we first arrived I must admit I was a little dubious about the place as we drove down the potholed driveway up to what looked like nothing but an old farmhouse, but all that was forgotten as soon as Paul began the tour. The man himself was a bit of an entertaining... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Great day at Paul's place, had very entertaining and fun time interacting with all the different wildlife, Paul puts on excellent show and gets everyone involved. Not to be missed while on KI. Ps. Hope the insurance people come to their senses and allow children back in. Can't wait to take my grandson to enjoy the animals

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Europe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We enjoyed our visit at Paul's Place very much. Paul introduced us to his bunch of animals in a guided tour. You can feel he loves what he does - and we had the impression that the animals don't mind as well ;-). We learned and laughed a lot. You get a good opportunity to get really close to various... More

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

Hello Hereand_There2014, Thank you so much for this review. It is great when people love the animals and love a lot. That is the whole point of Paul's Place and makes the 'work' very enjoyable for us also. Big regards to Europe, if I can get Paul on a plane we will be there one day. Warm regards, Paul, Katja,... More

Capistrano Beach, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We loved our time at Paul's Place. It was like visiting friends with an exotic pet farm. We bottle fed Tinkle, the friendly-albeit a bit large to hold at 22 yrs-kangaroo, a baby possum, a koala, opportunities to have birds perched on you or hold a snake and some reptiles (Ick!) Paul was such a character and you really got... More

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

Hi HappyTrails62, Thanks so much for this review. You are a beautiful family and we are so happy we met you and you enjoyed the tour. I am sure if you lived here we would become your 'friends with the exotic pets' and you would be a sitting at our dinner table with a snake happily draped around your neck... More

Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

such a nice nice nice bloke! he is extremely funny and you never know what is coming your way on pauls place, he has alot of different species of animals and I guarantee you this will be a memory you will treasure forever! It certainly made my trip to KI the best! you will not be disappointed make sure you... More

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

Hi s3rious5 Thank you so much. What a super nice review. It really made our day. And sparked a bit of an argument as Paul now keeps telling me what a nice guy he is and I should appreciate it more : - ) Reading a review as your and knowing visitors will have great memories really makes the tours... More

Glenunga, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I often come to Kangaroo Island and like to bring my friends to Paul's Place. Even after being there a number of times, I still enjoy going. It's remarkably well run and the animals appear to be very well looked after. There are more than enough animals who are not stressed and seem quite happy to be handled. All stuff... More

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

Hi Anna, Thank you so much. It is rally great to know visitors return and still enjoy the experience. (Sometimes I have felt sorry for parents when they visit time and time again for the children : -) It is also so nice to read that Paul's Place is 'well run' if you have visited several times as we do... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My partner and I loved our visit with our animal friends. You really get to see mother nature at her best and talk about funny..It sure was. ...go and see for yourself!!!!

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

Hi Janine, Many thanks for the great rating and review. It is so appreciated when visitors enjoy the animals and the humour. Hope you had a wonderful holiday and to see you again. Warm regards, Paul, Katja, Poppy, Sunny and all the critters More

Sullivan, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Paul and his wife are wonderfully friendly and funny people. They enthusiastically share their animals with their visitors. We held a koala (small fee), a kangaroo, possum, snakes, lizards, etc. There is a great bird encounter area and many friendly emus wandering about. I'm not big on places like this because I like to see animals in the wild, but... More

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

Hi Becky, Thank you so much for this lovely review and thinking I am funny too – Paul thinks he’s the funniest : - ). We also love to see the animals in the wild and I have travelled to Africa and there is nothing more special. There are thousands of carers around Australia who take in orphaned and injured... More

Boonton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

If you are expecting a conventional petting zoo and like looking at animals from behind cages, this is not the place for you, however; if you are looking for a once in a lifetime interaction, up close and personal with some of the amazing wildlife Australia has to offer, THIS IS A MUST FOR YOU! My family is very into... More

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

Hi Scotpippin, Thank you so much for this review. It makes us so happy when people appreciate the tour. As we do almost everything ourselves and the main aim is to cover the care for the animals we don't really need to or want to charge too much and keep it so everyone can have the opportunity to experience everything... More

Montville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Awesome Place! This alone is worth the trip to Kangaroo Island! My grown children (25 & 28) and I had the trip of a lifetime to Australia! Top of my bucket list was Kangaroo Island and Paul's Place. We were sooo glad when he reopened right before our visit. You can read all the other reviews of all the things... More

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

Hi Wendy, Thank you so much! This was such uplifting reading after the last review where we start to question what we are actually doing until we write a response and put everything in perspective in our own minds :- ) It makes us so happy that you found your visit so worthwile. We so love and believe in what... More

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