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“Perfect breakfast” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Macadamia Castle

Macadamia Castle
1699 Pacific Highway, Knockrow, New South Wales 2479, Australia
+61 2 6687 8432
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Knockrow
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
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Owner description: The Macadamia Castle has been the areas most popular activity destination for over 38 years. Entry is free to the Cafe, Nut Bar, Gift Shop, Fine Food section and Macadamia Nut information display. There is a daily programme of interactive activities in the Animal Park with over 200 native and farmyard animals. We have hands on experiences with our salt water crocodiles and many other animals. There are 9 keeper talks between 10.30 and 4pm where you can get up close to the animals.An ideal outing for the family, and a great destination when discovering the district. There is a very reasonable admission charge to the animal park and mini golf. A relaxing stop for fresh homestyle food, coffee, kids activities or education.
Grafton, Australia
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“Perfect breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Been past this place so many times, finally on our way to Brisbane this week hunger got the better of us and we stopped. So glad we did comfortable nice outlook and atmosphere and friendly service. My wife had pancakes and I had the large breakfast with poached eggs. Superb food this will now become our regular breakfast stop when we make this trip.

Visited April 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Perfect Pancakes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We stopped in at Macadamia Castle during a trip to Byron Bay. We browsed through the cute gift shop but definitely the highlight was the pancakes in the cafe. Light and fluffy loaded with topping. We had the berry, the banana and honey and the Canadian pancakes with egg, bacon & maple syrup.Just delicious and we rolled out the door full to the hilt. Service was friendly and tables were cleared promptly. Very nice indeed.

Visited April 2014
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Sydney
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“Perfect for a young family!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We just took our 1 year old daughter to Macadamia Castle and she loved it (most of it, considering she's a baby). She was in fits of giggles while we fed a variety of parrots and when it came to feeding the kangaroos she was in hysterics, her giggles were out of control, a pleasure to see for any parent.
Personally I though the staff were lovely, informative and patient. My partner wanted to play mini golf... next time when our baby is older perhaps. I enjoyed browsing the gift shop, bought a fair few things. To be honest, I didn't find the prices to be unreasonable, but that's coming from someone who lives in Sydney and is use to seeing ridiculously inflated pricing for tourists.
We didn't get a chance to try the pancakes but they did look good!
We endeavor to return to this delightful little place again next year.
In regards to the animals, the enclosures looked clean, plenty of food and clean water and the animals themselves looked healthy. Raising awareness on the issue of conservation of our native animals should be respected.

Visited April 2014
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Lismore, Australia
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“terrible don't bother”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Food was terrible do not eat here, we ordered our macadmia chicken burgers only to be brought out a dry chicken breast with no sight of any macadamias. Only to be told when I questioned the staff that they had run out of there usual chicken burgers. We should of been told this before we paid so we could order something else, couldn't even eat it, it was that disgusting. And dont bother with the animal park just crap.

Visited April 2014
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KingMacca, Owner at Macadamia Castle, responded to this review, April 8, 2014
Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback. Yes we did sell out of chicken patties for a period on Sunday. I understand that we provided you a free range chicken fillet burger for the same price. I also understand that you were not happy with that and we refunded your money. We aim for 100% satisfaction and we are sorry the fillet was not to your liking. However in this case I don't know what more we could have done. Our staff did try hard to ensure you were satisfied. If you would like to contact me direct I can try to understand your problem a bit more and make good. Thanks again for your comment. King Maca
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Ashmore, Australia
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“Stop over for lunch”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Pulled in on our way to Queensland very boring the good thing was the food would not go again it would be better if they had more animals or more for kids to do

Visited March 2014
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KingMacca, Owner at Macadamia Castle, responded to this review, April 8, 2014
Thanks for your comments. Glad you liked our food. We work hard to provide simple delicious meals made with the best local ingredients.
It appears you did not go into our Animal Park where we have over 400 animals covering 50 species. We have half hourly keeper talks and mini golf. Also some excellent playgrounds.
Next time I hope you can make a few hours to try that experience. Its priced at less than the cost of a visit to the cinema.
Look forward to welcoming you again.
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