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Maru Koala and Animal Park

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Open Now: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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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...more
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1650 Bass Hwy, Grantville, Victoria 3984, Australia
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

It's a small petting zoo, can get closer to kangaroo and alpaca, even touch them. Koalas were super cute but they are not allowed to be touched! There is a small stage for scheduled show, where it's more like an educational show with interesting facts....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank yihshin_sen
MaruKoalaPark, Owner at Maru Koala and Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello Thanks for visiting Maru and meeting the animals and hopefully you learnt a little about from the keepers during your visit. We do one 'fake' emu prop but the emus out in the display area are very real so maybe you just missed seeing...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

We got there late in the day so missed most of the talks which we weren’t too fussed about anyway. They start closing things down at 5pm (restricting access to koalas) so make sure you get in there before that, if you are a late...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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MaruKoalaPark, Owner at Maru Koala and Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Hello brissychick Thanks for visiting us at Maru and enjoying time with the animals. Keeper talks run daily from 10am and do finish by 5pm and encounters with the koalas are available between 11am - 4pm and the sheep shearing show is at 3:15pm at...More

Reviewed 30 October 2018

I've been dreaming...for years now, to get close to a koala... Had the chance to get close to Henry, 4 years old... What a thrill !!!! I wish I could stay with him more, but, for koalas it might be a little "tiring". However, thanks...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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MaruKoalaPark, IT Support at Maru Koala and Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Hi Mikael, Thank you for visiting and leaving a review about Maru. Happy to hear you had such a special time with Henry, and that you will always remember that moment. I'm sure that Henry misses you too. Come back anytime.

Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

We took the grandkids to Maru and we all had a great time. We started off with a game of mini golf which was a really good challenging course. We then went in to see the animals - the kids loved being able to feed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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MaruKoalaPark, IT Support at Maru Koala and Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Hi Sue, Thanks for taking the time to visit Maru and leave a review on us. We are very glad to hear that you hear that you had a great time, both with our animals and our mini-golf course. Thanks again, and visit again anytime!

Reviewed 19 October 2018

I stopped here with my tour group on our way to Phillip Island and it was well worth our visit. You can see all sorts of animals and birds that are from Australia. I even got to see a koala bear and it’s baby close...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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MaruKoalaPark, IT Support at Maru Koala and Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Hi Jeannie, Thanks for visiting and taking the time to leave a review about Maru. We are very proud of our animals and are glad to hear you had such great interactions with them.

Reviewed 15 October 2018

We were on our way home from a trip to Inverloch and decided to drop in for 18 holes of mini golf. We did not visit the Maru Koala & Animal Park but you can purchase tickets for each individually or as an all day...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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MaruKoalaPark, IT Support at Maru Koala and Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to leave a review, Rhonda. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time on our Pirate Pete Mini-Golf course. We defiantly hope to see you again.

Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Entrance fee Aud 20 per person, you can search the price from their website. You can enjoy to feed kangaroos and take picture with koala. Nice place to visit. Only 1 hour drive from melbourne city

Date of experience: September 2018
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MaruKoalaPark, Owner at Maru Koala and Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Hello Muhammad We are glad you enjoyed your visit and meeting the animals at Maru and hopefully you made it along to one of the many keepers presentations and shows on during the day as well. Thanks for sharing your experience Ian and Neroli Heffer

Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

The baby kangaroos are so cute, the park is very clean, not too big, can be done in 1 hour, there are some quality products in the shop.More

Date of experience: September 2018
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MaruKoalaPark, Owner at Maru Koala and Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2018

Hello CelloB Baby animals are always cute and thanks for noticing how hard we work to keep the place clean. We are a small sized park and some groups and visitors only spend an hour or two, but many families also spend many hours enjoying...More

Reviewed 19 September 2018

Very enjoy BBQ lunch at Maru Koala and Animal Park, organised with Ian Heffer. 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...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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MaruKoalaPark, Owner at Maru Koala and Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2018

Helllo Janet It sounds like you might have been on one of our tour groups and enjoyed a meal cooked in our charcoal grill oven! Thanks for visiting and enjoying time with the animals Ian and Neroli Heffer

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

I recently visited Maru with the kids and we had a wonderful time. They have a good variety of native Australian animals and you can get up close and personal. The kangaroos were very chilled and the staff were friendly. It would be nice if...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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MaruKoalaPark, Owner at Maru Koala and Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Hello ClevoDevo We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit with us at Maru and meeting the animals. We do offer annual membership which many locals take up. With membership you pay the one low annual fee and can then visit as many...More

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nurul84
30 November 2018|
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Response from muhammadhafizis2016 | Reviewed this property |
Parking is provided for free
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Carol K
7 December 2017|
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Response from MaruKoalaPark | Property representative |
Hello Carol Yes we are upgrading our website as we are about to add in the ability to purchase koala close encounter tickets online. Our park is still open every day except for Christmas day. In May and June for winter... More
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cyt_yeeting
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
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