Get in touch with wildlife at Maru

Yes, you can hand feed the animals!

Yes, you can pat the animals!

Yes, you can take photographs!

At Maru we aim to give visitors the opportunity to really interact with the animals, including koalas, kangaroos and wallabies, dingoes, emus, parrots, wombats, crocodile, stock animals and more. Join the park keepers at regular talks and presentations, including our feature Wildlife Show on weekends and holidays. View the koalas from the raised boardwalk or go inside their enclosure with the keepers and after see the Sheep Shearing Show.

Keeper Presentations:

Monday - Friday

10:00amKoala Entry & Talk
11:00amKoala Entry & Talk
12:00pmKoala Entry & Talk
1:00pmKoala Entry & Talk
1:30pmReptile Talk
2:00pmKoala Entry & Talk
3:00pmKoala Entry & Talk
3:15pmSheep Shearing in Auditorium
4:00pmKoala Entry & Talk

 

Weekend, Public & School Holidays

10:00amKoala Entry & Talk
11:00amKoala Entry & Talk
11:30amDingo Talk
12:00pmKoala Entry & Talk
1:00pmFeature Wildlife Presentation
1:20pmKoala Entry
2:00pmSheep Shearing in Auditorium
2:20pmKoala Entry & Talk
2:30pmTasmanian Devil Talk
3:00pmKoala Entry & Talk
3:15pmSheep Shearing in Auditorium
3:30pmReptile Talk
4:00pmKoala Entry & Talk
4:30pmTawny Frogmouth Talk

If you are looking for a special experience with one of our animals then you can enjoy a 'Close Encounter' with a koala, snake or hand reared joey, which includes a professional photo of you with your chosen animal. We welcome and cater for the needs of all visitors including schools, special needs, social functions and overseas tour groups. Fully guided tours are available upon enquiry.

Other programs:

Enquire about our Keeper for a Day, Twilight Tours, School Groups, Children's Parties, Dine With the Keeper and Weddings at Maru.

Volunteering:

We welcome volunteers and also accept work experience or work placement students at Maru. Contact us for more information and speak with our volunteer coordinator Tahlia.