Grantville Pirate Festival
Dress up competitions
Face Painting
Bobbing for squid

Grantville Pirate Festival

Dates: 1 Mar 2014 - 30 Apr 2014

Address: Maru Koala and Animal Park, 1650 Bass Hwy, Grantville, Victoria 3984

Phone: 03 5678 8548  |  Fax: 03 5678 8607  


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Enjoy a great day out at the award winning Maru Koala and Animal Park in Grantville for the annual Grantville Pirate Festival. Play a round of Pirate Pete's mini golf as you putt your way around the 30 metre pirate ship and encounter life-size pirate figures, including Captain Jack Sparrow. Enter the gold mine under the five metre thunderous waterfall. Watch out for the 'grouch' in the old outback dunny and see the Great White Shark.

Win great prizes when dressed in your best pirate gear in dress-up competitions for all ages. Meet Pirate Pete along with several other roving pirate entertainers and get your face painted or a temporary tattoo. See Captain M.T.Head's stage show and join the pirate games such as fishin' for gold, bobbin' for squid and the wooden leg throwing competition, then lend a hand in the tug of war. Enjoy the music from the band and learn the pirate song and dance.

The kids will love the jumping castles and pirate show bags. Have a professional photo taken on the Princess Caribbean Pirate Ship with one of the pirates and a real three meter Python snake! Then meet, pat and hand feed the koalas, kangaroos and other animals in the animal park. Relax at 'Tortuga' and enjoy a bite to eat and drink in the food area as you enjoy music from the Blackberry Bush Band. One low entry fee gives you access to all areas and activities on the day.

See the Maru Koala and Animal Park website for more information about the venue. The event is held each year on March or April, check back for the 2014 date. Pre-purchase your tickets and receive 10% off the gate entry prices on the day.

Content: Grantville Pirate Festival

Cancellation and booking policy

There is strictly no refund on purchased tickets. A printed receipt and proof of ID will be requested where tickets have been purchased online.

Local directions

If coming from the city side (from the north) take the Bass Hwy through Tooradin then onto Grantville. Once you pass through the town traffic lights, turn right at the very next traffic lights adjacent to Stanley Rd on the water side to enter into Maru. If coming from the south or Phillip Island side, we are about 10 minutes from the Anderson round about, turn left into a service lane just before the traffic lights at Grantville.


  • Alcohol
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Access without assistance for the disabled
  • Parking for the disabled
  • Toilet facilities for the disabled
  • First aid equipment
  • Kiosk
  • Sheltered area
  • Shop

Tourism awards

2012  - Victorian Tourism Awards  - Finalist

2011  - Victorian Tourism Awards  - Finalist

Opening hours

Maru won't close until at least 6:00pm and entrants to the Pirate Festival are welcome to stay on longer to enjoy the Animal Park and Mini-golf, however festivities and pirate games will finish by 3pm.


  • Tourism Alliance Victoria

Disabled access

Ramps and paths throughout and toilets for the disabled.Wheelchair and pram friendly.

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