Potoroo Palace Native Animal Sanctuary
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 also, 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 enjoyment of 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.
A quiet space is available at the venue/ facility
Allows a person's carer free entry into participating venues and events
Actively welcomes people with access needs.
Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
Caters for people with allergies and intolerances.
Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
Employ people with disability
Have a step free main entrance to the building and/or reception area (includes ramps or slopes with a maximum gradient of 1:14, otherwise are too steep for wheelchairs)
Have a wheelchair accessible toilet / shower and change room
Have an accessible public toilet which is unlocked
Have grab rails in the bathroom
Have step free access to restaurant, lounge and bar
Have step free access to the conference or function room
Have step free outdoor pathways (includes picnic areas, barbecues and shelters)
Have wheelchair accessible picnic tables (picnic tables require 720mm knee clearance and 800mm maximum height)
Modify your cooking and cleaning practices to cater for people with food allergies or chemical intolerances (could include menus with meals free from: nuts, dairy, seafood, eggs, gluten etc)
Offer a range of contact methods for receiving complaints
Train your staff in communicating with people with learning or behavioural challenges
Use organic (chemical and fragrance free) cleaning products
Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)