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  • Long-nosed Potoroo

    Our namesake, the Long-nosed Potoroo.
    This is Rachel—she was born at Potoroo Palace.

  • Koalas

    Sapphire the Koala was born at Potoroo Palace.

  • Emus

    Bib and Ben, two of our inquisitive young Emus…

  • Peacocks

    Andrew is one of the shimmering Peacocks that roam the grounds of Potoroo Palace, often accompanying the keepers at morning tea time.

  • Possums

    Our resident Possum Trevor comes out for a walk…

  • Eastern Bearded Dragon

    This is Mickey. He is often watched by children while they are waiting for their lunches in the cafe.

  • Kookaburras

    The ever-watchful Kookaburra…

  • Dingoes

    Rusty has a well earned rest…

At Potoroo Palace we love introducing you to our family—and they get excited about it, too!

petal-introThis meeting of worlds is what it’s all about. Potoroo Palace is a sanctuary for both animals and people, grown over the years by a team of passionate staff and volunteers. And some very special ambassadors.

We’re not-for-profit, so your entry fee helps keep us going with our conservation and education.

Thank You (from all of us).

logo-trip-advisorPotoroo Palace has been proudly presented with a Trip Advisor Award of Excellence for 2014. This is our second Award of Excellence received from Trip Advisor. Last year was our first and we were pleased to be ranked as the #1 attraction in Merimbula and in the top 10% of attractions worldwide!

We cannot wait to come back! Your love and care of the animals is inspirational and infectious.

— Al, Amy and lil Anika

It’s rare to run into such knowledgeable staff, but even less common to meet staff willing to share and provide a unique hands-on experience. And the animals seem quite happy about it too!

— Gabriel and Gianna, California

This place is so much more close and personal than anything in Sydney. This has been an amazing day!

— Kerry & James Taylor

Probably the best wildlife park/sanctuary we have been to. Everything is so well cared for. Thankyou.

— Caitlin and Conor, Adelaide

Which bird is that?

Press the play button to listen…see if you can identify the bird?

Click here for the Answer

Actually, it’s a trick question!

The bird song is from the Lyrebird. Apart from being magnificent, the lyrebird is a very clever imitator of many sounds.