Animal Park

Dex and Morgan

Albino Western Grey Kangaroo

Tasmanian Devil

Sheep Shearing

Australian Dingo

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.

Every Mon-Friday the koala area is open for a guided tour and talk on the hour every hour between 10am – 5pm
3pm Sheep Shearing Show every single day of the year

Weekend, school and public holiday talk timetable



Koalas 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2:15pm, 3pm, 4pm & 5pm
Feature Wildlife Presentation 2pm
Snakes 11:30am
Dingoes 12:30pm & 4:30pm
Joey 1:30pm
Kangaroos 2:30pm
Tasmanian Devils 3:30pm
Shearing Show Daily at 3:00pm


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.

Other programs

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* Sheep Shearing - 3pm show daily

Daily Shearing Show

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