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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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US$131.69*
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Phillip Island Tour from Melbourne
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US$102.96*
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Phillip Island Day Trip with Penguin Parade and Maru Koala and Wildlife Park
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US$119.72*
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Phillip Island Day-Trip from Melbourne Including Eureka Skydeck Entry Pass
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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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“phillip island” (52 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 18:00
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1650 Bass Hwy, Grantville, Victoria 3984, Australia
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+61 3 5678 8548
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 30 August 2017

The animal park has wide varieties of Wallabys and Kangaroos along with some Koalas and other Australian birds. The park allows you to feed the kangaroos with special food that can be purchased from the counter for AUD 2. Great place for kids to enjoy...More

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

Hello Gulshan We are pleased to read that you and the kids enjoyed Maru and the animals. We also not only have a café, but also a full bistro, indoor playroom, Pirate Pete's mini-golf and many shows and keeper presentations daily in the animal park....More

Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Went here on the penguin parade tour. It seems really good. They have nine koalas and they seem happy. They are easy to see and you can get your photo taken standing next (but not holding) one. At the koalas they have a five to...More

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

Hello Michael Joining one of the many day tours that visit Maru is a stress free way to visit our wonderful Phillip Island region and Maru. We do care for the animals with the upmost respect for their welfare and role in educating visitors about...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017

place is relatively small but well packed with activities, and can be crowded with tourists as this is usually first stop for tour packages. can buy animal feed for AUD2 and feed the kangaroos. understand that usually it should be free of charge, but don't...More

Thank Yong P
MaruKoalaPark, Owner at Maru Koala and Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Hello Yong We are pleased to read that you found Maru packed with activities, as between the displays, talks and shows in the animal park and Pirate Pete's mini-golf we think there its lots for the whole family to enjoy. We do offer Sheep Shearing...More

Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

I went twice at Philip Island and prefer to see Koalas. Then we decided to see at Maru Koala & Animal park. Tickets for $20 per person was ok. During they advertised, they said I can hold & take photos with Koala but finally only...More

Thank Phantipa K
MaruKoalaPark, Owner at Maru Koala and Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Hello Phantipa Thanks for visiting us at Maru and we apologize if the message has got confused somewhere along the line as you are correct that we don't have our visitors picking up and holding the koalas, but you certainly do get a special experience...More

Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We always stop here when driving down to Phillip Island. Such a lovely little park where you can really experience the Australian wildlife. I first visited here in July 2014 and been coming back ever since. I had my picture with Diesel the Koala who...More

Thank mightypink6
MaruKoalaPark, Owner at Maru Koala and Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Hello mightypink6 We love reading reviews from our very welcomed repeat visitors. Thanks for noticing the continuous work we are doing not only on structural work but also always improving the level of animal care and education to meet with the changing times. We look...More

Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Not big but spent a couple of hours enjoying the zoo. Kids held an emu egg, hand feeding alpaca, kangaroos & wallabies, ranger talks and a personal photo with a koala. Kids loved it. Cafe had great coffee and food.More

Thank Steven B
MaruKoalaPark, Owner at Maru Koala and Animal Park, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Hello Steven We are wrapped to read that you and your kids enjoyed your visit to Maru, experiencing all we have to offer including the animals, keeper talks and shows and the enjoyment of our chefs preparing fresh local food in our bistro. We look...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
2 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
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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