'Get in touch with wildlife' at Maru Koala and Animal Park.
Founded, owned and operated by the Heffer family, Maru Koala and Animal Park personally take the time to ensure you enjoy your visit. Enjoy hand feeding and patting the koalas, kangaroos and wallabies, which includes rare albino animals.
Enjoy hourly koala tours where the keeper will take you inside the koala enclosure and introduce you to our koala family. Pat and hand feed the koalas and take photographs on a 'close encounter' experience. See wombats, dingoes, a golden possum, native birds, stock animals and more. Meet the keepers at hourly animal talks on all weekends, school and public holidays and enjoy the sheep shearing and wildlife shows in our auditorium.
Bring your camera and take advantage of the ample photo opportunities as you interact with the animals. Learn about our wildlife shelter operation to rehabilitate and release orphaned and injured native animals back into the wild.
Then set sail into Pirate Pete's Mini-Golf Adventure and enjoy 18 holes of pirating fun. Putt your way around the thirty meter pirate ship encountering life-size pirate figurines, including one of Captain Jack Sparrow. Enter the gold mine under the waterfall and watch out for the grouch in the old outback dunny. Do either activity or for one low price purchase an 'All Day Pass' to give you unlimited access all day long to the Animal Park and Pirate Pete's Mini-golf.
Enjoy a meal in the licensed Homestead Bistro with a tempting range of fresh foods all prepared by our talented team. Maru has sealed paths throughout and amenities for disabled patrons, with plenty of seating and sheltered and shaded areas.
We welcome group and private bookings and also cater for children's parties and have an indoor playroom.