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The Sanctuary offers a beautiful space to wander and enjoy at your own pace but we also offer encounters...

Animal Encounters

An encounter is a very special one on one experience with the animal of your choosing.

Learn all about an animal and get up close enough to touch and to experience the wonder of our amazing and unique native wildlife.

Perfect for individuals, couples or families, these unforgettable small group experiences will allow you exclusive up-close access and a fantastic photo opportunity.

The encounter are subject to availability, animal welfare and conditions apply. 

Please call us on 0437989447 between 9am-4pm to book your special animal encounter. Or book when you get to the sanctuary.

  • Potoroo $45 per person

  • Dingo $80 per person (need to be over 16 yrs)

  • Chuffy! White winged chough $45 per person

  • Bettong $45 per person

  • Koala $80 per person (only one encounter daily, no holding)

  • Wombat $80 per person

  • Curlews $25 per person

  • Snake $40 per person

  • Lizards $40 per person (Meet all three lizards)

  • Echidna $45 per person

  • Kookaburra $35 per person

  • Koala Keepers Experience $150 one person, available Thurs, Fri and Sun. 1pm-2.30pm. 

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The Blue Wren Café

The family friendly Blue Wren Café is open EVERY DAY 9am to 2pm.

Entrance to the park is via the café, though park entry is not necessary to enjoy the delicious treats of the Blue Wren Café.


Our food is to be as local, homegrown and chemical free as possible. 


We grow our own vegies and have our own chooks who provide us with eggs. 

Visitors to our café can keep warm inside by the cosy fire, in our cooler months or dine outside on our sunny terraces.

BBQs are also available for picnics inside the Park. We are closed Christmas day.

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We welcome school groups. School aged children (pre-school to high school) $14 with educational guide and animal feed bag included.

Teachers/Adults $20 all inclusive.

Birthday Parties and other groups of 10 people and over 3 to 16 years: $14.00 child and $20.00 adult.
(birthday child free entry and train ride)
Pensioners (Aust)/disabled : $15.00

Art and Environmental Programme

We believe in the connection between art, nature and education. Learning how to appreciate the beauty of what surrounds us is a big part of our work with the community.


The focus of the art programme at Potoroo Palace is to encourage an emotional bond between students and the environment and establish a relationship between the students, the natural world and art. This is done by interpreting different aspects of the natural world through art where the focus is on processes of creating in and with nature. The classes also provide an opportunity for students to explore the local bush area and the impact of humans on different habitats.

The aim is for students to develop confidence and a sense of belonging in and through creative process, in direct relationship with the natural world, and in view of local and international artists. And above all, build a relationship with community.


Potoroo Palace is part of a strong and diverse community.  The art and environment program is part of that strength and diversity, and encourages students to value themselves and each other in that light.  


The community includes a cohort of Aboriginal students that participate in a place-based program of bush classes that reference cultural practices, connection with country, and community.

Interested in being a part of our art programme? Please send an email 

Students with disabilities participate in the art education and training on the same basis as students without disability.

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Take a train ride around the sanctuary on our little train!
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