Potoroo Palace Native Animal Sanctuary

2372 Princes Highway Merimbula Australia


Potoroo Palace is a delightful and friendly wildlife sanctuary located on the main Princes Highway and only a 10 minute drive from the Far South Coast's tourism hotspot, Merimbula. It showcases many of Australia's most iconic and threatened wildlife species amidst a peaceful and natural bushland setting. Emphasis is on conservation and education, as well as community, and is run as a not-for-profit enterprise, dependent on public support through entry fees, donations and sponsorships. Educational Talks are complimentary and hosted twice daily by one of the keepers. For a more intimate experience, Animal Encounters are available too but do need to be booked. The Potoroo Train provides a fun way to circumnavigate the park, and the giant games boards, barbecues and picnic area are perfect additions for maximising the enjoyment in the day. There's an on site cafe for coffee, other beverages and nutritious home made snacks; ingredients sourced from local produce and growers and chemical free where possible. Australian Made ethical gifts and t-shirts, educational books, local crafts, art and more! Coach, caravan, disabled and standard car parking available. Wheelchair friendly. Sturdy, comfortable footwear recommended.