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  • Meet a variety of Australian wildlife species and get a chance to feed and interact with them.
  • Relish a filling lunch or breakfast at the Homestead Bistro, located within the park.
  • Delight in a game of golf at the mini-golf course that features all of Australia’s landscapes.
  • Learn about these animals at the numerous talks held in the park.
  • Children aged 4-15yrs enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Maru Koala & Animal Park

Maru Koala & Animal Park is one of the top wildlife facilities in the state of Victoria. Here, you can hand-feed the koalas, kangaroos, and wallabies, which include rare albino creatures, and pet them. Inside the koala enclosure, you will be able to join hourly koala tours and have your professional photoshoot with one of the koalas. You also get to meet the keepers and see a variety of creatures such as dingoes, Tasmanian devils, wombats, quolls, a crocodile, and the nocturnal and reptile houses during regular talks, including the Wildlife show in the theatre.

Maru Koala & Animal Park Reopens Post Covid-19

Maru Koala & Animal Park is currently open for visitors after a closure due to Covid-19. Currently, the park is open with strict Covid-19 precautions to ensure the safety and well-being of the animals, the staff, as well as guests.

COVID-19 Safety Measures at Maru Koala & Animal Park

  • Visitors to the maru koala & animal park must wear masks.
  • The maru koala & animal park will only admit adults who are properly immunized.
  • Sanitation and fumigation will be done more frequently.
  • To improve safety, the maru koala & animal park's entry capacity will be drastically lowered.
  • Before visiting maru koala & animal park, you must purchase your tickets online.
  • Some of the park’s activities have been temporarily halted.
  • Distancing during your stay has been made easier thanks to the installation of hygiene screens.

Highlight Animals at Maru Koala & Animal Park

Maru Koala & Animal Park is known far and wide for the variety of fauna that visitors can encounter at its facility. The following are the most popular animals at the Maru Koala & Animal Park.

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Koalas

The koala is a well-known Australian creature. This tree-climbing animal is a marsupial, a mammal with a pouch for the development of offspring, and is sometimes referred to as the "bear" koala. Koalas have hair that resembles the coarse wool of a sheep, despite their fluffy appearance.

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Kangaroos

Eastern Australia is home to kangaroos. They dwell in tiny groups known as troops or herds (Australians call them "mobs"), which are normally made up of 50 or more animals. When hopping, kangaroos rely on their muscular tails for balance. They stand over 6 feet (2 meters) tall, making them the tallest of all marsupials. ​

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Dingoes

Dingoes are an Australian dog breed with a long history. The Australian animals could be descended from Asian dingoes that arrived on the continent between 3,000 and 4,000 years ago. Because there are so many of these mammals in Australia, they are considered pests.

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Emus

Emus are big, non-flying birds. Their necks and legs are long, but their wings are only around 8 inches. Emus are exclusively found in Australia, where they are common. On Tasmania and King Island, Emu subspecies once existed, but they are now extinct. Emus can be found in eucalyptus groves, woodlands, heathlands, desert shrublands, and sand plains.

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Kookaburra

This gray-brown, woodland-dwelling bird grows to be 43 cm long. It eats invertebrates and small vertebrates, especially venomous snakes, in its natural habitat. The kookaburra has been known to attack hens and ducklings in Western Australia and New Zealand, where it has been introduced.

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Tasmanian Devil

The Tasmanian devil is a stocky carnivorous mammal with a huge squarish head and heavy forequarters. The Tasmanian devil gets its name from Tasmania, an Australian island state that is its only natural habitat. Thousands of years ago, the Tasmanian devil became extinct on the Australian mainland, presumably as a result of the introduction of the dingo.

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Australian Parrots

Australia is home to over 50 species of parrots belonging to the Psittaciformes family. The Psittacidae, or genuine parrots, and the Cacatuidae, or cockatoos, are two families in this order that live in Australia. The parrots are enormous colorful birds with powerful bills that they use to shatter seeds and nuts, as well as food, nectar, and insects.

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Albino Roo

Albinism is a condition that affects kangaroos as well. Maru Koala & Animal Park is proud to call itself home to albino kangaroos. These completely white kangaroos are fascinating to look at as they stand out in their habitat and are extremely rare.

Animal Experiences at Maru Koala & Animal Park

Maru Koala & Animal Park offers numerous animal experiences in addition to exploring the creatures that inhabit the park. Here are some of the most popular experiences that you will find at the Maru Koala & Animal Park.

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Feed the Kangaroos

You can feed the magnificent kangaroos by hand at Maru Koala & Animal Park. This is a must-do activity for visitors to Australia, and it is enjoyable for people of all ages. This activity lets you experience the exhilaration of a one on one encounter with these Australian native creatures.

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Maru Wildlife Show

Join the park keepers to observe and learn about many of the species that dwell at Maru by attending the Maru Wildlife Show. The Wildlife Presentation takes place in the Auditorium at 2 PM. This is one of the most popular experiences at the Maru Koala & Animal Park.

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Koala Keeper Talk

The Koala Keeper Talk at Maru Koala & Animal Park is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the koala enclosure with the keepers and get up and personal with these gorgeous Australian icons. The Maru Animal Keepers will teach you about Koalas while you pet and feed them.

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Dingo Keeper Talk

The magnificent Dingo is a well-known Australian species, and fortunately for you, these beautiful animals stay inside the Park. At the Dingo Keeper Talk, these expert Animal Keepers will teach you something new about these maligned animals.

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Reptile Keeper Talk

The Reptile Keeper Talk is another amazing wildlife encounter at Maru Koala & Animal Park. At Maru, you may learn about and interact with a variety of reptiles, including snakes, lizards, and more. If you are brave and curious enough, you must opt for this experience.

Tasmanian Devil Keeper Talk

The Tasmanian Devil Keeper Talk at Maru Koala & Animal Park park educates you to the Tasmanian Devil, one of Australia's most remarkable species. Listen as the Animal Keepers discuss the Tasmanian Devil in great depth. These Australian treasures deserve your attention.

Other Animal Encounters at Maru Koala & Animal Park

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Dingo Experience

Meet the Dingo family and spend 15 minutes with them in their enclosure for pats, cuddles, playtime, and perhaps a few licks! Two dingoes off-lead in a free-roaming encounter are included in the Dingo Experience, as well as a USB containing images from the session.

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Koala Experience

Enter the Koala enclosure for a 30-minute instructional lesson with one of the keepers. Along with two of the gorgeous Koalas, learn intriguing facts about the dialogue of Koalas. One photo of a close encounter with a koala is included in the Koala Experience.

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Cassowary Experience

Meet Gloria the resident Cassowary of Maru Koala & Animal Park. This experience takes you up close and personal with the world’s deadliest bird. Fret not, you will not be at the mercy of this magnificent and fierce creature. The experience is completely safe for the visitors.

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Settler's Hut

For a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with the Squirrel Gliders and Ringtail Possum, visit the Settlers Hut enclosure. Spend time in their enclosure with the animals, learning about them through their keepers as they climb on your lap and shoulders. This experience includes a 6x8 inch printed image from your experience.

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Koala Encounter

Make your visit to Maru even more memorable by engaging in a personal 'Close Encounter' with one of the Koalas, where you can pat, cuddle, and engage with them. As you interact with the Koalas, you will learn their names and personalities. You are welcome to take your own photos, but you will also be provided with a professional shot.

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Dingo Encounter

The Dingo encounter is possibly one of the most intriguing experiences at Maru Koala & Animal Park. Meet the cute dingoes in this experience in the presence of their keepers and know more about these native creatures.

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Lizard Encounter

If you find yourself at Maru Koala & Animal Park, you must check out Australia’s native legendary lizards. There is so much to know about these often hated creatures. Let the keepers enlighten you about the habits and characteristics of the great lizards of Australia.

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Snake Encounter

These slick characters are often disliked by many. However, the snakes at Maru Koala & Animal Park offer a unique opportunity for visitors to encounter them in a safe and secure manner. The keepers would be more than happy to give you all the insights you need regarding the snakes and you can even take home a photo.

Other Attractions at Maru Koala & Animal Park

One of the top reasons why Maru Koala & Animal Park is this popular is that it lets you take part in activities other than just visiting animals. Here are the top attractions at Maru Koala & Animal Park.

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Pirate Pete’s Mini-Golf

Pirate Pete's Mini-Golf is an exhilarating journey that takes you around the 30 meters Princess Caribbean Pirate Ship at Maru Koala & Animal Park. There is also a five-meter shark to see and photograph among the exhibits. The greens are specially intended to test your golfing abilities while also providing interesting props along the route. Watch your ball fly across the roof of the ancient hut or up the windmill high above the green before crashing into the water tank and returning to the next green. Pirate Pete’s Mini Golf is open from 10 AM to 4 PM on weekdays and from 9:30 AM to 5 PM on weekends and holidays.

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Grantville Pirate Festival

At the annual Grantville Pirate Festival, spend the day at the award-winning maru koala & animal park. Everyone will also have the chance to meet and take photos with guest characters from the year's theme, which has included Ice Age and Adventure Time in the past. For the price of one admission, you may enjoy pirate activities and roving entertainment, jumping castles, face painting, pirate mini-golf, and the animal park.

Wildlife Shelter at Maru Koala & Animal Park

Local species that have been injured and require treatment and rehabilitation, as well as orphaned indigenous who require longer-term care before being released back into the wild, are cared for at Maru's Wildlife Shelter. You will not be able to see any of these creatures as a guest since they are cared for in a secure and secluded quarantine area with limited human contact, which aids in their eventual reintroduction to the wild. The Wildlife Shelter does not receive government financing because it is a privately owned facility that relies on donations from guests and numerous volunteer hours from the keepers who are qualified foster caregivers.

Dreamnight Zoo at Maru Koala & Animal Park

'Dreamnight at the Zoo' is a volunteer-run global organization that encourages zoos and parks around the world to open their doors to special needs children for free for one night. Maru discovered the program and joined in 2006, and now hosts a 'Dreamnight at the Zoo' every November. A 'Dreamnight at the Zoo' event is presently held in 35 countries with zoos or parks. Many local businesses and key Maru business suppliers donate money and commodities to make the night possible, and Maru personnel and other locals all volunteer their time on the night for the children. The Bass Coast Shire Council is also supporting the event.

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Maru Koala & Animal Park tickets opening time

Weekdays: 10 AM to 4 PM

Weekends and Holidays: 9:30 AM to 5 PM

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Maru Koala & Animal Park is located at 1650 Bass Highway, Grantville, 3984, Australia.

Find it on maps.

By Car: It takes about an hour and a half to drive from Melbourne to Maru. Take the M1 towards Pakenham from Melbourne City. Take the C422 exit off the M1 and head towards Koo Wee Rup. Turn left onto the M420 Bass Hwy towards Phillip Island after passing through Koo Wee Rup. To get to Grantville, take the Bass Highway.

By Bus: The nearest bus stop from Maru Koala & Animal Park is Maru Fauna Park/Bass Hwy.

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  • A bar is available at Maru Koala & Animal Park.
  • A Barbecue facility has been made available for the visitors of the park.
  • You can enjoy a beverage or quick bites at the in-house café.
  • A car park is available for the visitors of Maru Koala & Animal Park.
  • An inquiry desk has been provided to make it easy for the guests to find all the information.
  • Public toilets are available within the park premises.
  • A gift shop at Maru Koala & Animal Park is available for the guests to purchase souvenirs.
  • Maru Koala & Animal Park is fully wheelchair accessible.
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  • Wheelchair access is available throughout the Maru Koala & Animal Park, including ramps and wide paths.
  • Guests can make use of designated rest areas within the park.
  • Wheelchairs are available for guests on request.
  • Assistance animals are welcome at Maru Koala & Animal Park.
  • Disability carer and Companion Cards are accepted at the park.
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  • Bringing food and beverages to Maru Koala & Animal Park is discouraged.
  • Guests must not feed the animals at the park.
  • Keepers must be present at all times if you are approaching an animal.
  • Booking your tickets online in advance is mandatory.
  • Keep away from the restricted areas of the park as those areas are used to shelter and rehabilitate animals.
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Maru Koala & Animal Park uses fresh eggs and produce from free-range chickens and organic farms for its Homestead Bistro. The committed Maru Chefs and their cooking staff prepare all of the items on the Bistro menu, including homemade sauces, relishes, soups, pies, and other delicacies that change on a daily basis.

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Budget: North Pier Hotel, Bar, Bistro & Accommodation, Base Backpackers St Kilda, ibis budget Dandenong

Mid-range: Atura Hotel Dandenong, Rowville International Hotel, Golden Pebble Hotel

Luxury: Ramada Resort by Wyndham Phillip Island, Wonthaggi Park Lane Holiday Park, Mercure Warragul

Visitor Tips

  • On weekends and holidays, try to reach the venue as early in the morning as possible to avoid crowds.
  • Book the tickets in advance to ensure that you get your preferred date.
  • Combine three encounter tickets and make it an Ultimate Encounter pass at the Maru Koala & Animal Park.
  • Take your kids to the Pirate Pete’s Minigolf to complete their Maru Koala & Animal Park experience.
  • Enjoy a healthy and sumptuous meal at the Homestead Bistro at the park.

All Your Questions about Maru Koala & Animal Park Answered

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What is the Maru Koala & Animal Park address?

The address of Maru Koala & Animal Park is 1650 Bass Highway, Grantville, 3984, Australia

What are the Maru Koala & Animal Park opening hours?

Maru Koala & Animal Park is open from 10 AM to 4 PM on weekdays and from 9:30 AM to 5 PM on weekends and holidays.

What animals are at Maru Koala Park?

Maru Koala & Animal Park as koalas, dingoes, kangaroos, kookaburras, emus, parrots, snakes, and a number of reptiles.

What are the major attractions at Maru Koala Park?

The major attractions at Maru Koala & Animal Park include the Albino Roo, the Tasmanian Devils, the Kookaburras, and one on one encounters with snakes, koalas, dingoes, and a host of other animals.

Where is Maru Koala Park located?

Maru Koala & Animal Park  is located at 1650 Bass Highway, Grantville, 3984, Australia.

How can I get to Maru Koala Park?

You can get to Maru Koala & Animal Park by taking a car to 1650 Bass Highway in Grantville, Victoria. You can also take a bus and get down at Fauna Park/Bass Hwy stop and stroll to the park.

What are the activities at Maru Koala Park?

Pirate Pete’s Minigolf and Grantville Pirate Festival are the two activities available at Maru Koala Park & Animal Park.

Is there food at Maru Koala Park?

Yes, you can find food at Maru Koala & Animal Park.