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Maru Koala and Animal Park

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1650 Bass Hwy, Grantville, Victoria 3984, Australia
+61 3 5678 8548
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USD 24.39*
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Maru Koala and Animal Park General Entry Ticket
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USD 134.17*
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Small-Group Phillip Island and Wildlife Highlights Day Trip from Melbourne...
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USD 104.90*
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Phillip Island Day Trip with Penguin Parade and Maru Koala and Wildlife Park
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Get in touch with wildlife at Maru where you can pat and hand feed many of the animals. Pat a koala and feed the albino kangaroos, see wombats, Tasmanian devils, dingoes, snakes and more native animals. Then set sail on an adventure at Pirate Pete’s Mini-golf as you putt your way around the Pirate Ship, encounter life-size Pirate figures, the Great White Shark and brave the gold mine under the waterfall. Enjoy something to eat and drink in the licensed Homestead Bistro with views out into the animal park. Come and enjoy the award winning friendly service and atmosphere from this family owned and operated business. Grantville Pirate Festival and other events held at Maru each year, see our website for more details. Finalist in the Victorian Tourism Awards 2011 and 2012.
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  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
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1650 Bass Hwy, Grantville, Victoria 3984, Australia
+61 3 5678 8548
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Reviewed yesterday

We came here because my kids really love mini golf so we are always looking for new courses to play. This one is pirate themed and really very enjoyable. The course is quite challenging which is good, staff were friendly, we didn't visit the animal...More

Thank Ally4kids
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The animal park has wide varieties of Wallabys and Kangaroos along with some Koalas and other Australian birds. The park allows you to feed the kangaroos with special food that can be purchased from the counter for AUD 2. Great place for kids to enjoy...More

Thank Gulshan J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on the penguin parade tour. It seems really good. They have nine koalas and they seem happy. They are easy to see and you can get your photo taken standing next (but not holding) one. At the koalas they have a five to...More

1  Thank Michael S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

place is relatively small but well packed with activities, and can be crowded with tourists as this is usually first stop for tour packages. can buy animal feed for AUD2 and feed the kangaroos. understand that usually it should be free of charge, but don't...More

Thank Yong P
MaruKoalaPark, Owner at Maru Koala and Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Yong We are pleased to read that you found Maru packed with activities, as between the displays, talks and shows in the animal park and Pirate Pete's mini-golf we think there its lots for the whole family to enjoy. We do offer Sheep Shearing...More

Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

I went twice at Philip Island and prefer to see Koalas. Then we decided to see at Maru Koala & Animal park. Tickets for $20 per person was ok. During they advertised, they said I can hold & take photos with Koala but finally only...More

Thank Phantipa K
MaruKoalaPark, Owner at Maru Koala and Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Hello Phantipa Thanks for visiting us at Maru and we apologize if the message has got confused somewhere along the line as you are correct that we don't have our visitors picking up and holding the koalas, but you certainly do get a special experience...More

Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We always stop here when driving down to Phillip Island. Such a lovely little park where you can really experience the Australian wildlife. I first visited here in July 2014 and been coming back ever since. I had my picture with Diesel the Koala who...More

Thank mightypink6
MaruKoalaPark, Owner at Maru Koala and Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Hello mightypink6 We love reading reviews from our very welcomed repeat visitors. Thanks for noticing the continuous work we are doing not only on structural work but also always improving the level of animal care and education to meet with the changing times. We look...More

Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Not big but spent a couple of hours enjoying the zoo. Kids held an emu egg, hand feeding alpaca, kangaroos & wallabies, ranger talks and a personal photo with a koala. Kids loved it. Cafe had great coffee and food.More

Thank Steven B
MaruKoalaPark, Owner at Maru Koala and Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Hello Steven We are wrapped to read that you and your kids enjoyed your visit to Maru, experiencing all we have to offer including the animals, keeper talks and shows and the enjoyment of our chefs preparing fresh local food in our bistro. We look...More

Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

It was not a big zoo but entertaining and informative enough for kids to experience direct encounter with australian native animals. My kids really impressed feeding kangaroos, wallabies and llamas in the park.

Thank Davy G
MaruKoalaPark, Owner at Maru Koala and Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Hello Davy We are happy to read that you and your kids enjoyed visiting Maru and hope to see you back again soon Ian and Neroli Heffer

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Even though this is not as big as the other animal park, it has its own personal touch. This animal park is great and we also spend on the close encounter with the koala. Really cute and the close encounter fee is cheaper than any...More

Thank hsng88
MaruKoalaPark, Owner at Maru Koala and Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

hello hsng88 We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and time with the animals which is a special experience. Thanks for visiting and posting a review Ian and Neroli Heffer

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Visited with Grandkids. Staff very friendly & informative. Fed kangaroos wallabies & emu's. Learnt about Koalas & Dingos at information session. All animals look well cared for & healthy. Following our animal tour played mini golf at the Pirate island & enjoyed the variety of...More

Thank Geoffrey C
MaruKoalaPark, Owner at Maru Koala and Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Hello Geoffrey Thanks for visiting us at Maru and taking the time to post a review. The staff will be pleased when we pass on your comments to know that their friendly manner is showing through. Our Park Staff are very passionate about animal welfare...More

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8 August 2017|
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Response from MaruKoalaPark | Property representative |
Hello candle_ha If you have found an online site that sells our tickets for only $15 then you are onto a bargain as entry is $20AUD/adult for the Animal Park. From our Maru website we offer 6 months to use your online... More
3 February 2016|
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Response from Webgrabber | Reviewed this property |
If you want to book ahead give them call and inform them if its a large group its better to book ahead. Also you can email them as well.
7 December 2015|
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Response from rvb48 | Reviewed this property |
I am afraid if you are thinking from o;connell street Melbourne it is about a two hour drive so you need to hire a car however, on the maru home page it does give a link for transport to get there. . The transport in the... More