Maru Koala and Animal Park
Enjoy hand feeding and patting the kangaroos and wallabies, including rare albino animals. Meet the Koalas up close on hourly tours where the Keeper will take you right inside the enclosure to personally introduce you to our Koala family. See wombats, Tasmanian Devils, dingoes, a Crocodile, native birds and more in the animal park. Talk with the Keepers and be introduced toa different animal by name at hourly talks on all weekends, school and public holidays.
Bring your camera and take advantage of the ample photo opportunities or have a professional photo taken. Learn about our Wildlife Shelter operation to rehabilitate and release orphaned and injured native animals back into the wild.
Then set sail into Pirate Pete’s Mini-Golf Adventure and enjoy 18 holes of Pirating fun. Putt your way around the thirty meter Pirate Ship and encounter life-size Pirate figures, including one of Captain Jack Sparrow. Enter the gold mine under the five meter thunderous waterfall and watch out for the grouch in the old outback dunny. Don’t miss our annual Pirate Festival which is being held on the weekend of 16th April this year.
Do either activity or for one low price purchase an ‘All Day Pass’ to give you unlimited access all day long to the Animal Park and Pirate Pete’s Mini-golf. Enjoy a meal or snack in the licensed café area. Maru has sealed paths throughout and amenities for disabled patrons, with plenty of seating and sheltered and shaded areas. We welcome group bookings and also cater for Koala or Pirate themed children’s parties. Enquire about our specialist programs such as
‘Keeper for a Day’, ‘Twilight Tours’ and special one-on-one ‘close encounters’ with animals such as the koalas. Founded, owned and operated by the Heffer family, at Maru we personallytake the time to ensure you enjoy your visit.