Key Features: Wildlife & Nature

1650 Bass Highway Grantville, Phillip Island VIC 3984

+61 3 5678 8548

Opening Hours

7 days (except Christmas), 9am-6pm

Maru Koala and Wildlife Park

Phillip Island

Get in touch with wildlife at Maru! Enjoy hand feeding and patting kangaroos and wallabies, including rare albino kangaroos. See wombats, Tasmanian devils, dingos, talk to the parrots in the animal park. Pat a koala, cuddle a dingo, get wrapped up in a python snake. It is all possible during special ‘close encounters’ at Maru. This is a perfect wildlife photo opportunity! Take your own or have a professional photo taken as a souvenir.

Enjoy a true Aussie experience! See sheep being shorn, meet the Shearer and learn about wool and its production at Maru’s daily sheep shearing show, staged in the 150-seat auditorium.

Pirate Pete’s Mini-Golf Adventure offers 18 holes of ‘piratin’ fun set around a 30-metre pirate ship with life-size pirate figures including Captain Jack Sparrow. Enter the gold mine under the five-metre thunderous waterfall and watch out for the grouch in the old outback dunny.

The Homestead Bistro includes an alfresco dining area and indoor children’s playroom. Light lunches and full meals available. The Bistro caters for all dietary options and can design special menus for international groups, including: an Aussie BBQ. Vegetarian, Halal meals.

Maru has sealed paths throughout and accessible facilities, ample seating, sheltered and shaded areas and a dedicated prayer area. This attraction is founded, owned and operated by the Heffer family, who delight in ensuring that guests enjoy a memorable visit to this multi-award winning attraction.

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Special Features

  • Sheep shearing demonstrations held daily. Exclusive shows can be arranged
  • Maru ‘close encounters’ with koalas, dingos and snakes
  • Guided group tours
  • Fully accessible
  • Special menus created for international groups: Aussie BBQ, Vegetarian, Halal meals



Group Facilities

  • Groups are welcome.
  • A friendly and personal service to help guests maximise their visit to Maru.
  • Tailored personalised guided tour and food and beverage packages.