Native Animal Encounters at Potoroo Palace near Merimbula

Koala

Potoroo Palace is a sanctuary for both animals and people. This fantastic attraction lies about 10 minutes from Merimbula in the beautiful Bega Valley.

You get the rare opportunity to see a koala, wander among kangaroos, touch a snake, stroll through an aviary full of colourful and friendly birds or go for a ride on the mini train.

Enjoy lunch and really good coffee at the fantastic Blue Wren Cafe.

Get up close and personal to the kangaroos, emus, peacocks and ducks who roam the park freely, hand feed them with an animal feed bag.

The staff of Potoroo are friendly and passionate about animal conservation, the animal demonstrations are informative and educational as well as entertaining. You can catch an animal talk between 11am and 2pm each day.

They also have a great range of animal encounter tours where you learn all about the animals and get up close enough to touch. Prices are per encounter and range from 20 dollars for the friendly Swamp Wallaby, Brushtail Possum and Emu encounters to 50 dollars for the Koala encounters and 70 dollars for the dingo encounters, but all members must be 18 years of age for that one.

Many of the animals in the sanctuary are native to the Merimbula area. You’ll also find all kinds of Kangaroo and Wallabies as well as wombats, echidnas, bandicoots, dingoes and more. Sometimes residents of the area will find these animals hanging out in their backyard, but you can see them up close and even feed them at Potoroo Palace.

People travel from all over the world to see native Australian wildlife and Potoroo is the perfect place to see them for yourself.

Potoroo Palace is open 7 days a week year round (apart from Christmas Day) from 10am to 4pm.

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