Getting to Maru

As a Roadtrip or with a Tour Group

Getting to Maru

Maru Koala & Animal Park is located on the Bass Highway in Grantville in southern Victoria, only fifteen minutes from Phillip Island.

1650 Bass Hwy, Grantville VIC 3984

Getting to Maru by Car

  • Maru is approximately a one and a half hour drive from Melbourne.
  • Take the M1 from Melbourne City towards Pakenham.
  • Exit the M1 onto C422 exit towards Koo Wee Rup.
  • Follow through Koo Wee Rup and turn left onto the M420 Bass Hwy towards Philip Island.
  • Follow the Bass Hwy to Grantville.

To Maru by Public Transport

Trains are unable to take you directly to the park, however the ‘Queensferry’ Bus Stop is directly outside the entrance of Maru.

Click here for Public Transport Victoria with their Journey Planner

Tour Groups

Want to sit back in comfort and relax? You can join one of the many day tours that visit Maru with many also go on to visit the local Penguins at Phillip Island on the same day.

ExtraGreen Holidays
(English & Mandarin Speaking Guide)

Grandcity Tours
(Mandarin Speaking Guide)
Mr John Tours
(Japanese Speaking Guide)
Odyssey Travel
(Mandarin Speaking Guide)

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 Pirate Pete's Adventure. 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 traveler, the Melbourne man or woman searching for a day trip or maybe what could be the coolest first date ever.

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