A Carriage for the Palace

Serge says, “Welcome aboard!”

Potoroo Palace Native Animal Sanctuary can finally tick getting a bus off their wish list. It is a milestone in the sanctuary’s twelve years of operation and is significant for not only Potoroo Palace but for the region’s tourism also.

Serge Nachtergaele, one of the sanctuary’s five directors, explained what a difference this will now make. “Having the bus means we can finally provide a transport service for cruise ship passengers, as well as motel guests and other visitors to the area who will find it much more convenient to jump on our bus to come and visit.”

Over the years, cruise ship passengers have often contacted the sanctuary seeking advice on transport options that depart directly from Eden’s Port, struggling to find ways to visit when there is limited or non-existent public transport available. “We are really excited to finally provide tourists to our region with this service and to make visiting the Sapphire Coast’s special attractions just that little bit easier” said Serge.

The bus was designed in collaboration with the sanctuary’s directors and local supportive Bega business, Design Post with the end results suitably impressing everyone. Images on the bus’s exterior feature just a few of the sanctuary’s most well-loved residents, and anyone familiar with visiting the sanctuary will see some familiar faces.

Bus passengers can also expect a bonus running commentary of sights to be seen en route to and from the sanctuary, as well as an introduction to its origins and its history. People in the area may have already noticed the very colourful, eye catching new bus out and about, and are likely to see it quite a bit more.