COVID-19: New Opening Hours starting July 20.
Homestead Bistro Extended Hours starting July 20.
Guidelines for people living in Melbourne and Mitchell Shire.
Please see below for more details.

Maru Koala and Animal Park

An animal park, mini-golf and bistro all-in-one

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Animal Experiences

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Animal Park

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Pirate Pete’s Mini-Golf

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Homestead Bistro

New Opening Hours starting July 20

Extended Homestead Bistro Hours

Starting from July 20, Maru Koala and Animal Park will be making a change to our opening hours.

Animal Park and Mini-Golf will be open;
Monday-Friday: 12:00noon-5:00pm
Weekends: 10:00am-5:00pm
Visit our Booking page for additional details about our Animal Park.
Our Animal Encounters are also available to book here.

Our Homestead Bistro will be open;
Thursday-Tuesday: 12noon-7:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am-7:30pm
Homestead Bistro closed Wednesday
Delivery available for Grantville and Pioneer Bay area.
Visit our Homestead Bistro page for our Menu and Additional Details.

If you have purchased an annual membership online, please give us a call on (03) 5678 8548 to book in a visit, and if it is your first visit you will also be issued a membership card.

Government Directive for People living in Melbourne and Mitchell Shire

On July 8, the Victorian State Government re-implemented Stage 3 Stay at Home  restrictions for Metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire.

Whilst Maru Koala and Animal Park does not fall into this area, these directives still apply for people whose primary address is apart of Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, and as such we are required to deny entry to anyone visiting from an area where restrictions apply, but we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

As per government guidelines, this will also include people who normally live in Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire but are currently on holiday elsewhere. For more information on these guidelines, please visit the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services guidelines here.

We are continuously reviewing and following current guidelines and restrictions in regards to our opening hours, products and services. Along with following WorkSafe Guidelines, our staff members will be carrying out regular and thorough cleaning. We would also like to assure you that there are no known cases in Australia of animals getting or passing on the COVID-19 virus.

We encourage you to visit our social media channels such as our Facebook page and Instagram where we will continue to post pictures of our many animals as our way to bring joy during this difficult time.

We thank-you for your continued support.

Welcome to Maru Koala and Animal Park

Maru is a family run attraction where you can see koalas, wombats, crocodiles, kangaroos, Australian birds, wallabies, Tasmanian devils, dingos, emus and even more! This wonderful animal park is paired with the exciting Pirate Pete’s Mini-Golf where you escape into another world as you encounter life-size pirate figures including Captain Jack Sparrow! There are eighteen holes of fun that navigate you through different Australian landscapes from beach to bush to outback. After you’ve met the wildlife and putted your way to victory its time to eat some delicious breakfast or lunch at the Homestead Bistro.

Located on the Bass Highway in Grantville in South Victoria, only fifteen minutes from Phillip Island and the penguins. A perfect day trip from Melbourne or stop on your way to your Phillip Island adventure.

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Maru Koala and Animal Park’s Animals

At Maru you can hand feed many of the animals, pat them and take as many photos as your camera or phone can hold. We aim to give visitors the opportunity to really interact with most of the animals such as the koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, dingoes, emus, parrots, wombats, crocodile and other Aussie animals.

Maru Koala and Animal Park’s Experiences

We also have regular talks and presentations including our feature Wildlife Show on weekends and holidays. We also have the exciting Koala Encounter which offers the opportunity to meet one of our friendly Koalas! Truly superb!

Maru’s Presentations and Shows


Maru Wildlife Show
Koala Entry and Talk
Reptile Talk
Tasmanian Devil Talk
Dingo Talk

Pirate Pete’s Mini-Golf

There’s so much more to Maru than just animals. Set sail for 18 holes of adventure as your putt your way around the Princess Caribbean Pirate Ship. Encounter life-size pirate figures, a great white shark and brave the gold-mine under the five meter thunderous waterfall.

This pirate wonderland is right next to the animal park and it provides for such a fun day out. For the family, the traveller, the Melbourne man searching for a day trip or maybe what could be the coolest first date ever.

Animal Encounters and Experiences

Koala Encounter

Maru’s Koala Encounter offers the oppurtunity to pat, feed and interact with one of our friendly Koalas.

Dingo Encounter

Take a walk on the wild side, and meet, pat and feed one of our famous Australian Dingoes.

Snake Encounter

Feeling a little more daring? Maru offers the chance to hold onto and curl up with one of our Snakes.

Lizard Encounter

Meet and hold onto one of our Shingleback or Blue-tongue Lizards.

All Day at Maru

Come and enjoy both our Animal Park and Mini-Golf course when you purchase an 'All Day Pass'. Afterwards, you can enjoy a meal or snack in our Homestead Bistro that overlooks the animal park.

We are a winner of many local business awards including Bass Coast Business of the Year 2013 along with Hall of Fame Inductee for Bass Coast Business Awards Good Access is Good Business and Hall of Fame Inductee for Gippsland Business.

Pat a koala, hand feed an albino kangaroo, walk with the dingoes, talk to the parrots and get wrapped up in a python, it's all made possible at Maru where you can really 'get in touch with wildlife'.

Maru Koala & Animal Park Address

1650 Bass Hwy, Grantville VIC 3984

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