Maru Koala and Animal Park

Maru Koala and Animal Park, Grantville: Hours, Address, Maru Koala and Animal Park Reviews: 4/5

Maru Koala and Animal Park
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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JenInverloch
Inverloch21 contributions
Whole family experience
Sep. 2021 • Family
This was the second time we had visited Maru with our grandchildren. All enjoyed the close interaction with the animals, however the mini golf was a highlight. The course is has quirky, innovative trails which amused the children and kept them interested.
The staff are very friendly, the cafe clean . The whole park and mini golf could be improved but Covid restrictions would have had a huge financial impact on the running of the park.
Written 29 September 2021
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Hi JenInverloch, Thanks for visiting us again and taking the time to leave a review. It is great to hear that your entire family had a great time meeting our animals, along with your grandchildren having a blast with our Mini-Golf Course. Thanks again, and we hope to see you again sometime.
Written 22 October 2021
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Kirrily P
Melbourne, Australia14 contributions
Will return
Sep. 2021
It was a great day. The keepers were amazing very friendly and informative. The show is the shearing shed was great very hands on. Lots of kangaroos and wallabies to feed and pat. Our grandson had a ball. The Pirate Pete mini golf course is great and and lots fun. Lots of different challenges . We have visited quite a few times and will be visiting again soon.
Written 12 September 2021
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Hi kirrilyp2015, Thanks for visiting us and taking the time to leave a review. We are thrilled that you and your family had a great time with the animals and that you had some fun challenges with our Mini-Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you next time!
Written 22 October 2021
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Judith K
Frankston, Australia19 contributions
Fun family time
Jul. 2021
We had so much fun feeding the animals. Park was well set up and animals well looked after and friendly. The albino kangaroos were gorgeous. Kids enjoyed the mini golf.
Written 14 July 2021
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Hi Judith, Thanks for visiting and taking the time to give us a 5-star review. We are glad to hear that you had a great day meeting our animals, and our glad that you enjoyed our park. We hope that you were able to learn alot.
Written 9 August 2021
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Maureen G O
2 contributions
Amazing Experience
Jun. 2021
We had so much fun! We went there early so we were the first ones who came to the zoo, it was amazing. We had a Koala Experience which we really enjoyed! The staff are so friendly and accommodating, not only that, they are knowledgeable about the lives of the animals in the park. We also enjoyed feeding the kangaroos and the koala. It was so much fun! We also ate in the cafe which did not fail us too! Fantastic service! Worth every penny!

Lasty, the mini golf was really fun when played by the whole family! The mazes were so cool. Surely we will come back!!!;)
Written 17 June 2021
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Hi Maureengo2021, Thanks for visiting Maru and taking the time to give us a lovely review. We appreciate the kind words about the park and we are glad to hear that you had a great time. We hope that you were able to learn a lot about our animals too! Thanks again, and we hope to see you again sometime.
Written 19 June 2021
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dnMelbourne
Melbourne1 contribution
Fun and fond memories. Money and time well spent. Highly Recommend!
Apr. 2021
Great value for money and a wonderful experience all round. Suggest arriving when gates open. We also did the Koala experience which was just awesome. Can't believe how nice and welcoming all the staff were after surely a very hectic period over Easter!!!! A day the kids (7yo boy & 4 yo girl) & I will never forget! Thanks Maru, keep up the great work.
Written 6 April 2021
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Hi dnMelbourne, Thanks for visiting and taking the time to give us a 5-star review. We appreciate the compliments and are glad to hear that everyone had a great time during their Easter. Thanks again.
Written 9 April 2021
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olivia v
1 contribution
Lovely
Apr. 2021 • Family
The kids loved the close encounters with the wallabies and kangaroos and we paid extra for the koala pat, which was lovely. The only thing I was upset about was the lack of space for the poor kookaburra. He had a tiny cage and I felt bad. I wanted to set him free 😩
Written 4 April 2021
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Hi Oliviav814, Thanks for visiting and taking the time to give us a review. We are glad to hear that you had a lovely time. We can assure you that Animal Welfare is our No. 1 priority, and all of our animal enclosures are above the standard required. We appreciate your concern however. Thanks again.
Written 9 April 2021
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KaraU
2 contributions
Must see !!
Mar. 2021 • Family
The park was amazing. It was clean and the staff were friendly and very helpful. There was so much to see and do and so many animal exhibits. Highly recommend.
Written 12 March 2021
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Hi Familyfoodie04, Thanks for visiting and taking the time to leave us a review. It is great to hear that you had an amazing time during your visit and we appreciate your recommendation.
Written 14 March 2021
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Narelle Z
Noble, LA6 contributions
Great animal encounters for the kids
Mar. 2021 • Family
Great day out with the family. We booked a koala and snake encounter for the kids. We were running late due to traffic. The staff were extremely helpful with making sure once we arrived that we got our encounters with the animals. Reasonably priced compared to other animal encounters we have experienced. Would definately recommend to family and friends. The kids loved it, it is their favorite animal park.
Written 9 March 2021
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Hi Narelle, Thanks for visiting and taking the time to give us a review. We appreciate the kind words and were more than happy to help out given the circumstances. It is great that we still have so many people visiting our region. We are thrilled that your family had a great time, and we hope to see your family and friends again in the future.
Written 12 March 2021
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Benjamin B
1 contribution
Wonderful
Mar. 2021 • Friends
Had an absolute wonderful time, lots of animals and loved having the dingo encounter with Flynn. Staff were absolutely fantastic
Written 4 March 2021
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Hi L4213RKbenjaminb, Thanks for visiting and taking the time to give us a review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and meeting our animals, especially our Dingo, Flynn. Thanks for the kind words, and we hope to see you again someday.
Written 7 March 2021
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Julie D
Bairnsdale, Australia14 contributions
Loved it....
Feb. 2021
Loved it. From the call I made the day before, to the visit, was a fantastic experience. I did quite a few things. I did the animal 'experience' with the koalas, the dingos and the squirrel gliders. It does cost more, but is a once in a lifetime experience. As well as the 'up and close' with those animals, there is plenty to see and do. I loved laying down with the kangaroos and wallabies. Even though I don't have children, I could see the amazement on their faces. I love animals and I believe it is great to teach kids early, to be nice and appreciate all animals, not just dogs and cats. I also had a beautiful lunch🥗. A great day that I would highly recommend 👍
Written 1 March 2021
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Hi Julie, Thanks for visiting and taking the time to give us a review. We greatly appreciate the kind words, and are glad to hear that you had a lovely time meeting our animals and getting the Animal Experience. We agree that education is one of the greatest tools and we hope that everyone who passes through our doors is able to learn something new about our animals. Thanks again, and we hope to see you again someday!
Written 7 March 2021
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