Bonnie and her joey Jade
Albino Western Grey Kangaroo
Goliath the Stick Insect
Get in touch with wildlife
Yes! You can hand feed the animals!
Yes! You can take photographs!
Yes! You can hand pat the kangaroos and wallabies!
With a large number of exhibits, Maru’s animal park aims to give guests the opportunity to have close and personal encounters with its animals. Our animals include three species of kangaroo, two species of wallaby, dingoes, Tasmanian devils, emus, parrots, native Australian birds, a pony, donkey, alpaca, sheep, blue tongue lizard and turtles, just to name a few! Delightful hourly talks (between 10am and 3pm) by the park’s keepers introduce guests to the animals and provide opportunities to learn more about them. Every guest is offered a guided tour of the koala enclosure where they have the chance to enter the koala enclosure with a keeper to meet, learn about and photograph our koalas. Guests can also view koalas at any time from our raised boardwalks and platforms.
Guests are also certain to enjoy the opportunity to hand-feed our kangaroos, wallabies, parrots and stock animals. Young joeys emerge during mid-winter and can be seen with their mothers in the park’s natural settings.
Our ‘Animal Encounter’ option caters for guests who want a personal experience with one of the animals such as a koala, dingo or possum; and to commemorate this experience and their time at the park they receive a fun souvenir photo. We welcome and cater for all types of groups including schools, special needs, social functions and overseas group tours. Enquire about discount prices and the option of a fully guided informative tour of all the animals at an additional cost.
Visit our other pages to learn the fascinating programs we offer at the animal park:
- Keeper for Day
- Twilight Tours
- School Groups
- Volunteering and Work Experience at Maru
- Childrens Parties
- Wedding Photos in the Animal Park
*NEW* Stick Insects now on display!
We now have stick insects on display at Maru. Housed in a display case within the koala area, these stick insects live and feed on the eucalypt leaf. There will be signs/talks to tell the entire story of the ecosystem around the gum leaf trees. The keepers regularly get the insects out for guests to handle during the hourly koala entry talks.