Maru Koala and Animal Park

Maru Koala and Animal Park

Get in touch with wildlife at Maru where you can pat and hand feed many of the animals. Join hourly guided tours inside the koala area and take advantage of the opportunity to pat a koala as you come eye to eye with it. Enjoy hand feeding and patting the kangaroos and wallabies, including rare albinos. See wombats, Tasmanian Devils, dingoes, talking parrots, the crocodile, reptiles and more in the animal park.

Pat a koala, cuddle a dingo, or get wrapped up in a Python snake, it’s all possible during special ‘close encounters’ at Maru. Bring your camera and take advantage of the ample photo opportunities or have a professional photo taken as a souvenir of your experience. Meet the Keepers and learn about the animals at regular talks and enjoy the Sheep Shearing and Wildlife Shows. Hear 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 piratin’ fun. Putt your way around the thirty meter Pirate Ship and encounter life-size pirate figures, enter the gold mine under the five meter thunderous waterfall and watch out for the grouch in the old outback dunny. See details on our website of our annual Pirate Festival for a day packed full of Piratin’ fun and games.

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. Relax in the licensed Homestead Bistro or alfresco dining areas and enjoy a meal or light lunch freshly prepared for you by our Chef, whilst the children enjoy the indoor playroom. Maru has sealed paths throughout and welcomes visitors of all needs, with ample seating and sheltered areas and a prayer or quiet rest area. We welcome group bookings and also cater for Koala or Pirate themed children’s parties. An award winning business that is proudly founded, owned and operated by the Heffer family, at Maru we personally take the time to ensure you enjoy your visit.


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1650 Bass Highway, Grantville 3984 Get Directions
03 5678 8548
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