Maru Koala and Animal Park
Maru Koala and Animal Park
Maru Koala and Animal Park
Maru Koala and Animal Park
Maru Koala and Animal Park
Maru Koala and Animal Park

Maru Koala and Animal Park

Address: 1650 Bass Highway, Grantville, Victoria 3984

Phone: 03 5678 8548  |  Fax: 03 5678 8607  


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'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, 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, Tasmanian devils, dingoes, a golden possum, native birds and more. Meet the keepers at hourly animal talks on all weekends, school and public holidays.

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 koala and pirate themed children's parties. Enquire about Maru Koala and Animal Park's specialist programs such as 'Keeper for a Day' and 'Twilight Tours'.

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Payment methods accepted

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Local directions

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.


  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Access without assistance for the disabled
  • Mini golf course
  • Picnic area
  • Public toilet
  • Shaded area
  • Sheltered area
  • Visitor information centre
  • Viewing platform


  • Golfing
  • Animal Viewing

Tourism awards

2012  - Victorian Tourism Awards  - Finalist

2011  - Victorian Tourism Awards  - Finalist


  • Australian Amusement Leisure and Recreation Association
  • Australian Regional Tourism Network
  • Wildlife Victoria

Disabled access

Wheelchair and pram friendly. Paths and shelter throughout. Toilet for the disabled. Carers cards accepted.

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