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 NOT-SO FINE PRINT (TERMS & CONDITIONS)

Potoroo Palace may choose to cancel specific encounters due to inclement weather or animal welfare issues. If an encounter is cancelled, or if for any reason the animal is not available during the encounter, participants will be offered an alternative encounter or a full refund.

The admission fee to the Sanctuary is not included in the encounter fee.

All participants must agree to follow instructions given by the keeper.

All interactions will be instigated by the animal.

Participants will not be able to hold animals, but where appropriate will be able to pat them under supervision of the keeper.

All children up to 17 years must be accompanied by at least one paying adult.

Potoroo Palace does not guarantee that participants will be able to feed the animals, but where appropriate this may be offered by the keeper.

PLEASE NOTE:

Prices listed are per person and apply from January 1st 2019

Pre-payment options listed are for securing your *Encounter/s with Koala, Echidna, Dingo and Wombat.

(*These animals are in higher demand). You may also book and pre-pay for your encounter/s by phone.

ENCOUNTERS BOOKED ONLINE MUST BE DONE AT LEAST ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE and confirmation of Encounter received via email.

PLEASE ENSURE YOUR PREPAID ENCOUNTER HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BEFORE ARRIVAL. (To avoid disappointment, if you haven’t received a confirmation email at least 3 days prior to your Encounter, phone (02) 6494 9053 to confirm)

All fees include adults and children aged 3 to 17 years.

  • Koala:
  • Echidna:
  • Dingo: 16yrs+
  • *Snake:
  • Kookaburras:
  • Possums
    Choose from:
    Ringtail, Brushtail, Sugar glider, Squirrel glider
  • Cape Barren Goose or Muscovy Ducks:
  • All other animals:
  • *Please note that due to quarantine issues, snake and lizard Encounters are only an ‘either/or’ It is not possible to have an Encounter with both of these animals within a 24 hour period.
  • $30.00 Up to 6 people
  • $30.00 Up to 6 people
  • $30.00 Up to 6 people
  • $35.00 Up to 6 people. 16 years and over
  • $15.00 Up to 6 people. 16 years and over.
  • $15.00. Up to 6 people. Afternoons only. Must be booked by 2pm.
  • $15.00. Up to 2 people max.
    One possum per Encounter.
  • $15.00. Up to 2 people only.
  • $15.00
  • *Please note that due to quarantine issues, snake and lizard Encounters are only an ‘either/or’ It is not possible to have an Encounter with both of these animals within a 24 hour period.