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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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Small-Group Phillip Island and Wildlife Highlights Day Trip from Melbourne...
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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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1650 Bass Hwy, Grantville, Victoria 3984, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently visited this park with friends.This place is located a little far away from the city and it is accessible by train.If you want to see different type of kangaroos and feed them this is the right place.The park is spacious with lot of...More

Thank rea2der
MaruKoalaPark, Owner at Maru Koala and Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello rea2der It is a special experience being able to wander through the large open range kangaroo area and feed and interact with the animals. For the information of travelers from Melbourne City the trains don't go all the way to Maru you would need...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for a coffee and a look and see , well it was worth the time and explored the attractions here , great interaction with the animals and had a colin and i had a great coffee too

Thank Steve M
MaruKoalaPark, Owner at Maru Koala and Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Steve Are glad that you stopped for a coffee but stayed a little longer and enjoyed the experience! We have something for everyone, including great coffee. Thanks for the review Ian and Neroli Heffer

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've taken people to Maru on several occasions, and I've come to realise that their object is to separate you from your $. Be warned, if you pay for a photograph with a koala you may not receive it, and your money won't be refunded....More

Thank LRD1961
MaruKoalaPark, Owner at Maru Koala and Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello LRD1961 We are disappointed that you did not seem to enjoy your visit and that you have walked away with an incorrect perception about our main aim. Our main objective is to provide a fun experience for all visitors, through which we hope we...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We returned here for the first time in 7 years and were blown away at the development and improvements. Plenty of Australian animals to get up close and personal with. Peacocks roam everywhere and we got to see a magnificent display. The children ran around...More

Thank Funsuntime
MaruKoalaPark, Owner at Maru Koala and Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Funsuntime Welcome back! Thank-you for noticing all of the improvements as yes the place looked a lot different 7 years ago! We are proud of our team and the changes we continue to make to enhance the experience for you our visitor and also...More

Reviewed 31 October 2017

Spacious and not over-crowded. Can touch kangaroos and feed them. I can closely view the koala and fortunately they are awake. Peacocks are everywhere and you can easily see them.More

Thank nedveddenise
MaruKoalaPark, Owner at Maru Koala and Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Hello nedveddenise Thanks for posting a review and letting everyone know what a great experience it is walking amoungst the animals. The free ranging peacocks are currently displaying in full colourful feather as it is breeding season and this is how they attract the females....More

Reviewed 27 October 2017

Get up close and personal with the animals including Kagaroos, koalas.. there are peacocks lamas tortoise lizards horses and some other animals.. short and sweet visit.. they also have white kangaroo..

Thank bhoomimehta
MaruKoalaPark, Owner at Maru Koala and Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Hello bhoomimehta We are glad to read you enjoyed getting up close with animals and meeting our white albino kangaroos and wallabies! Thanks for visiting and taking the time to post here and share your experience Ian and Neroli Heffer

Reviewed 1 October 2017

Came for my birthday a couple of weeks ago. Great little animal park where you can get up close and personal with the wildlife. Not just have a look from a distance. Animals look well cared for and enclosures are clean. We stayed for lunch...More

1  Thank Caroline T
MaruKoalaPark, Owner at Maru Koala and Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Hello Caroline It is great to see locals enjoying what is right here in your own backyard. Thanks for visiting the park and please remember you are welcome anytime and don't have to enter any of the attractions, you can also just come and enjoy...More

Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We had a great game of mini golf, it does need a few renovations but it was still a fun game. Our little one enjoyed feeding the kangaroos and looking at the other Australian animals. We had lunch in the cafe, it was a nice...More

Thank Taniabusby
MaruKoalaPark, Owner at Maru Koala and Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Hello Tania We are glad you enjoyed the golf and animals and our bistro and café offers a wide variety of freshly prepared food to feed the whole family! We hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Dropped by at Maru Koala and Animal Farm on our way back from Phillip Island (Cowes specifically) to Melbourne. The very scenic drive was 35 mins from Cowes. We got to Maru at 10am on a Monday (also happened to be the first day of...More

Thank Slience
MaruKoalaPark, Owner at Maru Koala and Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Hello Slience We are thrilled that you and your son enjoyed your visit with us at Maru and a leisurely time with the animals. If you want to avoid the peak crowds then yes mornings before 1pm is the best time before we get too...More

Reviewed 19 September 2017

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

1  Thank Ally4kids
MaruKoalaPark, Owner at Maru Koala and Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Hello Ally4kids We do indeed hope you come back soon to explore the animal park, keeper shows and presentations but are glad you did enjoy Pirate Pete's Mini-golf with it's challenging 18 holes of play. See our Maru website for a full listing of daily...More

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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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candle_haha
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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Bob999
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.
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