About us

Paul’s Place is a family run business by Paul and Katja on Kangaroo Island (South Australia).Paul-Katja-Poppy-Sunny

Paul was born on the farm at ‘Paul’s Place’ in 1947. He started rescuing any creature which needed help from the age of 5. His mum would try to help him raise orphan joeys which at that time was a heartbreaking task. Specialized milk formulas were only developed about 35 years ago so most Joeys were lost until then.

Paul opened the animal enclosures to the public when he was 23 years old as more people ‘popped by’ to see his menagerie.

Paul's Place first postcard

Paul’s mum passed away when he was 16 years old. Dean, Paul’s father, continues to live with him until he remarried and left, as he calls it ‘the chaos of birds pooping in his coffee everyday’.

Back then Paul’s Place did not have so many animals so the house was on tour, which is not complete 30 years later.

In the beginning

Read here some great articles about Paul’s Place placed in newspapers.
Click on them to enlarge the articles.




A big huge thank you

to Floris & Esther. We met Floris 5 years ago as a volunteer and he has returned in November 2013 to make this beautiful website – according to them our 15 year old site was unacceptable. Thank you Dutchies!

  • Useful info

    Operating hours
    Opening hours and days are limited and seasonal.

    Out of SA School Holidays:
    Open Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sun.
    At 12pm with last tour at 1pm.

    SA School Holidays:
    Open daily at 12pm with the last tour at 2pm. 26 December to 10 January & Easter Fri,Sat,Sun: Last tour 3pm.

    Closed: 17, 23, 24 & 25 December and 25 October.
    Private tours are available. Any groups with more than 15 people please contact us prior.

    Getting here
    Come and visit us!
    Get your directions from Google maps.

    Contact us
    Mail address: info@paulsplace.com.au
    Phone: (08) 8559 2232

  • Get an impression

    One of our visitors, Sébastien Plourde, made this beautiful video of their experience of the tour at Paul's Place and their trip to Kangaroo Island. Thank you so much, Sébastien!