What we have

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

10:00am Koala Entry & Talk
10:30am Dingo Talk (in front of map sign)
11:00am Koala Entry & Talk
12:00pm Koala Entry & Talk
1:00pm Koala Entry & Talk
1:30pm Reptile Talk
2:00pm Koala Entry & Talk
2:30pm Sheep Shearing in Auditorium
3:00pm Koala Entry & Talk
3:30pm Tasmanian Devil Talk
4:00pm Koala Entry & Talk

 

Weekend, Public & School Holidays

10:00am Koala Entry & Talk
11:00am Koala Entry & Talk
11:30am Dingo Talk (in front of map sign)
12:00pm Koala Entry & Talk
1:00pm Feature Wildlife Presentation
1:20pm Koala Entry
2:20pm Koala Entry & Talk
2:30pm Sheep Shearing in Auditorium
3:00pm Koala Entry & Talk
3:30pm Reptile Talk
4:00pm Koala Entry & Talk
4:30pm Nocturnal Bird 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 Ruby.