Maru Koala and Animal Park, Grantville

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Discover native wildlife at Maru Koala and Animal Park, where you can pet a koala, hand-feed albino kangaroos, walk with the dingoes, talk to parrots, meet golden possums, and get wrapped up in a 3-meter (9.8-ft) python. You can also go on hourly guided tours inside the koala enclosures and listen to interactive talks given by the animal keepers. Don’t miss the park’s mini golf adventure, where you can putt your way around pirate ships, life-size pirate figures, and a gold mine under a waterfall. This unusual animal park combines wildlife preservation and entertainment, and features a popular bistro with views out into the animal park where you can rest over a light meal and a cold drink. Our Grantville trip builder makes visiting Maru Koala and Animal Park and other Grantville attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We have recently had visitors from England who had wanted to see a koala in the flesh and we were happy to take them to Maru for that experience. They said it was the highlight of their visit to Austr...  more »
  • A great little place to stop and stretch your legs The animals were absolutely gorgeous and they were really well looked after - you can buy kangaroo food for 2 bucks for a container full - koala phot...  more »
  • This is a relatively small collection of Australian animals on the way to Phillip Island south of Melbourne. But the size is more than made up for in the personal experience and up-close (even touchin...  more »
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  • We celebrated our daughter's 7th birthday here over the weekend. The kids had such a wonderful time and were kept busy the whole time. They loved feeding the animals, the koala encounter, the yummy party food, the playground and mini golf. The staff were all friendly and attentive. Since our last visit the party space has been added with a great playground for the children to enjoy. My daughter gave her party 10/10 so we couldn't ask for any better than that. Would highly recommend for a children's party and would be well suited for children 4-10 years. Thank you Maru for such a memorable day we loved every moment!
  • Amazing place for the family and kids especially when you get one of those online package deals. Friendly staff and happy explain and showcase animal habitats. You can pet a few of the animals as well. One of the hidden gems of this place was the Bistro. Example $25 bucks for a plate of Parma that was incredibly filling juicy meat and great flavour. Deserts are of the same quality. Would come here just for the food. Enjoy your visits all!
  • Cool place but a bit expensive. Food is great .. coffee is nice as well. Souvenirs are a bit over priced but they have a vast range of variety. Do try French fries with sauce. Very nice. The pirate ship is a great attraction for kids :)
  • I came here as a part of my tour package so I have no idea how much it costs. They are made up of 2 parts, with the second part being a sanctuary for animals and that part is prohibited for the sake of the animals. The park area is quite a nice place. You can get kangaroo food at the shop to try feeding them. There are also just about hourly shows where the staff gave fun talks about the different animals there. My favourite bit is when a staff told us that koalas' butts works like memory foam to keep them secure in the trees. The mini golf looks like a lot of fun too, but I didn't have the time for it.
  • Great place. Has cafe a gift shop open animals. Also has meeting and touching animals as well as a play place for kids. Plus has a open and long gold course on which you can spend time on. Has restrooms and the price of the tickets are in the pictures below.
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