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“Very good”
Review of Potoroo Palace

Potoroo Palace
Ranked #4 of 27 things to do in Merimbula
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A small not-for-profit native animal sanctuary nestled in a bushland setting, 9kms north of Merimbula on the Princes Highway. On site cafe provides chemical free, free range and local(all whenever possible) produce, snacks and meals. Delicious coffee and cold beverages available too. Educational books, gifts, t-shirts and souvenirs made in Australia. BBQ and picnic facilities, including a sheltered area inside the park. Complimentary Educational Talks on twice daily, a Potoroo Palace train and bags of nutritional pellets to purchase for hand feeding the free roaming kangaroos and emus. Many iconic native animals to be seen and close up Encounters can be booked. See website for more information.
Reviewed January 18, 2013

We loved the little Potoroo Palace. My boys loved the train and the fact that you can actually feed the animals. They loved the kangaroos

Thank Grjnmiller
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

Lovely & quiet place when we went, lots of animals to see and feed, the keeper took us on a short tour of the place and was very informative and friendly. Went on the "train" which was very quick and we didn't stop to look at anything or were given any information by the driver as we went around so probably not worth it but kids enjoyed it anyway. Great attraction for animal/bird lovers.

Thank jc1333
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

not many shady spots to sit and eat lunch at, it was good the kids had the opportunity to pat many animals during the meet the keepers in the afternoon

Thank janwor
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

We arrived at 3 were surprised it shut at 4 especially during summer school holidays. We were charged $50 for the 50 minutes before closing. When we asked if there was any chance of a discount we were unapologetically told "we advertise our closing time so, no". She then continued to justify this with talking about how they were not-for-profit. So we were being forced into a fixed 'donation' despite not having much time at the park. We were not offered the map nor advice about what we might try to see. The train wasn't in operation and there was only one staff member in the park to illicit information about the animals.
We could not see any animals in quite a number of the make-shift enclosures. There were a few cages containing lone parrots.
I normally enjoy little animal parks like this but in this instance, I agree wholeheartedly with the other reviewers that disliked the high price and general scruffiness of the place.

1  Thank MonsoonMeow
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Potoroo Palace is a great day for families, groups and friends. They have a true passion for animals and that shows.
I will definately recommend friends and family and will be returning in future!

Thank friendlytraveller424
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