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Maru Koala and Animal Park

03 5678 8548

'Get in touch with wildlife' at Maru Koala and Animal Park.

Founded, owned and operated by the Heffer family, Maru Koala and Animal Park personally take the time to ensure you enjoy your visit. Enjoy hand feeding and patting the koalas, kangaroos and wallabies, which includes rare albino animals.

Enjoy hourly koala tours where the keeper will take you inside the koala enclosure and introduce you to our koala family. Pat and hand feed the koalas and take photographs on a 'close encounter' experience. See wombats, dingoes, a golden possum, native birds, stock animals and more. Meet the keepers at hourly animal talks on all weekends, school and public holidays and enjoy the sheep shearing and wildlife shows in our auditorium.

Bring your camera and take advantage of the ample photo opportunities as you interact with the animals. 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 encountering life-size pirate figurines, including one of Captain Jack Sparrow. Enter the gold mine under the waterfall and watch out for the grouch in the old outback dunny. 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 in the licensed Homestead Bistro with a tempting range of fresh foods all prepared by our talented team. Maru has sealed paths throughout and amenities for disabled patrons, with plenty of seating and sheltered and shaded areas.

We welcome group and private bookings and also cater for children's parties and have an indoor playroom.

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Once through Grantville town when travelling to Phillip Island the are the fist attraction located on the right hand side, at the traffic lights opposite Stanley Street.

  • Child activities
  • Coach parking
  • Parking for the disabled
  • Toilet facilities for the disabled
  • Mini golf course
  • Photographic service
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant - licensed
  • Sheltered area
  • Golfing
  • Animal Viewing
Tourism awards:
  • 2012 - Victorian Tourism Awards
Opening hours:

Open every day of the year other than Christmas Day

  • 7 days a week
    9:30am - 5:30pm
    Open longer in summer during Daylight Savings hours
  • Australian Amusement Leisure and Recreation Association
  • Australian Regional Tourism Network
  • Wildlife Victoria
Wheelchair and pram friendly with sealed paths and ramps throughout and parking and toilets for the disabled. Companion/carer cards accepted.We have won numerous awards for our Good Access For All policies and implementation and welcome everyone to Maru.