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Maru Koala and Animal Park

#1 of 1 things to do in Grantville Features Animals
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 5 days ago

We really enjoyed Maru Koala & Animal Park & the Mini Golf course too, the animal park had a great mix of animals & the cafe was pretty yummy too!More

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

Hello Billie Thanks for you review, we are pleased to read that you enjoyed your days visit. There is something for everyone to enjoy and our Homestead Bistro offers food from simple café style snacks right through to full meals prepared in house with a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our kids enjoyed this, especially feeding & patting the Roos. They were all friendly & tame & to our surprise a few Albino ones. I have never seen an albino roo b4. Koalas looked happy & well cared for, I guess this funds wildlife rescues...More

Thank lizandstu
MaruKoalaPark, Owner at Maru Koala and Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello lizandstu Thanks for your review and for visiting Maru. Just to clarify though the animals visitors like yourself see on display at Maru are all born and bred in our zoo or another one. We do run a Wildlife Shelter where we rescue and...More

Reviewed 19 May 2017

My tour stopped here on our way to Philip Island. This is one of the best animal park I have visited, even though the park is small but its neat and clean. Best spot to spend a day with your family or friends, they do...More

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

Hello SuriaKS A day tour on a coach is a great way to get to Maru from Melbourne and we have several different companies that come to us each day. The money you gave us for the kangaroo food is used to support the work...More

Reviewed 23 April 2017

Great opportunity to get close to the animals with smaller crowds. Take a picture with koalas and feed kangaroos and wallabies. Recommend if you want to pet the native animals!More

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

Hello Lorry Thanks for visiting us at Maru and enjoying meeting the animals. Hopefully you learned something valuable about how to help protect and sustain these beautiful animals in the wild as well from our park keepers along the way. Thank-you for our review Ian...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017

Small and neatly kept animal park. Kids loved it. Reception staff are very friendly. Should name it Maru Kangaroo and animal park rather than Koala park. The name is misleading, as there are very few Koalas. It is over priced when compared to other larger...More

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

Hello Joseph WE have 10 koalas at Maru which is quite a large number for a Victorian Park and more than at Melbourne Zoo or Healseville Sanctuary. We appreciate your opinion but do feel at only $20 entry that is a reasonable entry price for...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017

I stopped here with my family (wife and two boys) on my way to Penguin Island. We enjoyed a good couple of hours here. We got to feed, pet and get a picture taken with a Koala. We also fed a whole bunch of kangaroos...More

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MaruKoalaPark, Owner at Maru Koala and Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Hello Aamir We are pleased to read that your family enjoyed a few hours with us and the animals at Maru. Sheep shearing and Wildlife Shows run every day over the school holidays and Easter period as well as hourly keeper presentations. So lots to...More

Reviewed 9 April 2017

A small park. You can go inside the playground area and feed the animals. You can feed a koala and have your picture taken with him. Also feed the kangaroo's. The park is small so can visit in a couple of hours depending on how...More

1  Thank CactusCaro
MaruKoalaPark, Owner at Maru Koala and Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Hello CactusCaro Thanks for visiting us at Maru. Just to clarify for others reading your review, you can feed the kangaroos that free roam in their large open paddock enclosure but it is not a playground area. We do have an indoor playroom in our...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017

A great little animal park located next to the Bass Highway. We took some elderly friends from the UK, one in a wheelchair, and they loved it. Ann described it as a "Champagne day out". They enjoyed some quality interaction with kangaroos and wallabies and...More

2  Thank RayRock190724
MaruKoalaPark, Owner at Maru Koala and Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Hello RayRock Wow, thank-you for your kind words which we will share with our team. We have made it a priority to be wheelchair friendly throughout so that everyone can enjoy equally the experiences we have to offer. You are right the animals do come...More

Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

It has been a long nine years since my last visit to Maru Koala and Animal Park, and the second visit was found impressive. A pretty easy drive along the way on M420 on a Saturday morning, we arrived just a few minutes before the...More

2  Thank Olichasey
MaruKoalaPark, Owner at Maru Koala and Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Hello Olichasey After 9 years you should have noticed a lot of changes as we continually evolve, expand and improve. Our first koala talk is at 10am but the first available close encounters is at 11am. You are the first reviewer to comment negatively on...More

Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Phillips island. You can spend here about two hours and it is fun as you can get close to all animals in this park. You can feed the kangaroos and they have several animal info sessions a day....More

1  Thank Daniel G
MaruKoalaPark, Owner at Maru Koala and Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Hello Daniel Thanks for visiting us at Maru and taking the time to leave a review for others. The Maru experience includes a range of animals and talks, close interaction opportunities and is backed by being an accredited institution which means we have set very...More

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Bob999
Can animal encounters be booked ahead of time?
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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CHRIS K
How far to O,Connell Street in city centre and best and easiest transport to use ie bus or taxi. Is the hop off hop on tour bus easy to join from hotel. Thank you for any info.
6 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
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