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Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary

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Address: 1447 Stokes Bay Road | Stokes Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
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+61 8 8559 2232

“Animal Encounters for Everyone” Home to mainly rescued, (orphaned, injured...

“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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A place I will never forget!

Yesterday I went to Paul's Place. It was amazing!! A lot of wildlife of Australia witch you can see, touch, feed and even hold! Like a Koala, lizards, a snake and different birds... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yesterday I went to Paul's Place. It was amazing!! A lot of wildlife of Australia witch you can see, touch, feed and even hold! Like a Koala, lizards, a snake and different birds. Don't forget the Kangaroos! Paul gave a tour around the place and you can really see that he loves the animals and has a lot of knowledge... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Paul's place was just amazing. I got to cuddle with a koala, snuggle and feed kangaroos, hold a snake, big birds and so on; definitely unforgettable. Paul was hilarious, laughed my head off and we had a really nice group too. Animals there are taken care of beautifully and with love. Don't miss this place!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

We had so many great experiences on Kangaroo Island but this was the most enjoyable by far. Paul is funny and incredibly patient. The rescue animals and birds appear well cared for and happy to engage for some grain or an almond. Paul is very informative and this is such a great way to better understand how the animals are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Paul runs the Waves and Wildlife cottages at Stokes Bay and this is his other occupation. We were lucky to get to this place because the winter weather had made it inaccessible - he has a lot of animals that he rescues - everything from chickens, peacocks, guinea fowl, geese, parrots, cockatoos, kangaroos, koala, horses, lizards, snakes and lovely views... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

We had a super experience, feeding kangaroos, cuddling koalas. one of the best place in Australia for Aussie wildlife experience ! we highly recommend this place

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

This place is a gem, and is not to be missed if you visit Kangaroo Island. While technically "not open," if you contact them by email you can arrange a tour. This is basically a retirement home for old, injured, orphaned or otherwise unfit-for-the-wild animals. They do some rehab and re-homing, but a lot of the animals are there forever.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

Visiting Paul's Place was the best thing we did on Kangaroo Island - we had the most authentic wildlife experiences here than anywhere else on the island - the level of access to the wildlife was unbelievable and we left grinning from ear to ear. Technically the wildlife sanctuary was closed when we visited in May, though we called and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2016

Paul's place is an amazing, hands on, animal exposure experience, suitable for all ages. I think I saw and touched more animals on that one day then I have over my entire life. Most of the animals are indigenous to Australia, and some to KI. Guaranteed to, if not laugh, make you smile. This is the second time I have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2016

Paul's place is truly one of a kind! I wish them all the luck to be able to reopen because it's the visitors that are really missing out on this amazing experience. It all really starts with Paul -- what a super fun and nice guy whose love for the animals is so endearing. As a generally skiddish person around... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2016

You'll get to feed the kangaroos, hold koalas in your arms (you have to pay though for that) and see many other things. Very nice guide too!

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