Maru Koala & Animal Park

Animal Experiences, Presentations and interactions!

Maru’s Presentations and Shows

If you are looking for a special experience with one of our animals Maru Koala and Animal Park is the perfect place to do it! We have a tonne of fun interactions and things to do in the park.

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. Read more about the fully guided tours

Feed the Kangaroos

At Maru Koala & Animal Park you can feed our beautiful kangaroos by hand! This is a must do when visiting Australia and it is fun for all ages.

Maru Wildlife Show

Come see our Wildlife Show, and join our park keepers to see and learn about many of the animals that we have at Maru. The Wildlife Presentation is held at 1:00pm on weekends and over the school holidays and is held in the Auditorium.

Koala Entry & Keeper Talk

The Koala Entry and Talk at Maru Koala and Animal Park is an unforgettable experience where you can go inside the koala enclosure with the keepers and get closer to these magnificent Australian icons. Pat and feed a Koala as you learn about them from our Maru Animal Keepers. Learn all about these amazing creatures with interesting facts alongside some of our beautiful koalas. Held at the top of every hour (1:20 instead of 1:00 on Weekends and Holidays)

Dingo Keeper Talk

The mighty Dingo is an Australian animal known to the world and luckily for you we have these gorgeous animals inside our Park. Learn something new from our Knowledgeable Animal Keepers at our Dingo Keeper Talk. It is held at 10:30am during the week and 11:30am on the weekends and holidays.

Sheep Shearing Show

At Maru Animal Park we offer an exciting experience called the Sheep Shearing Show. Get a taste of what life on an Australian farm is like and check out this informational show at 3:15pm Monday to Friday. And on Weekends, Public and School Holidays at 2pm and 3.15pm.

Our Sheep Shearing Show is currently suspended. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Reptile Keeper Talk

Maru Koala and Animal Park also has an exciting animal experience called the Reptile Keeper Talk. Learn and Experience the many reptiles at Maru, such as Snakes, Lizards and more. Are you brave enough? The Reptile Keeper Talk is held at 1:30pm on Weekdays and 3:30pm on Weekends and Holidays.

Tasmanian Devil Keeper Talk

The Tasmanian Devil Keeper Talk at Maru Koala and Animal Park introduces you to one of the most interesting animals of Australia; the Tasmanian Devil. Listen to our Animal Keepers as they go into detail about our Tasmanian Devil. The Tasmanian Devil Keeper Talk is held at 3:30pm during the Week.

Animal Encounters and Experiences

Dingo Experience

Make your visit to Maru memorable by enjoying a 'Dingo Experience' experience with one of our Dingoes.

Koala Experience

Make your visit to Maru memorable by enjoying a 'Koala Experience' with two of our Koalas.

Settler's Hut

Enter the Settlers Hut enclosure for a once in a lifetime encounter with our Squirrel Gliders and Ringtail Possum. Spend time in their enclosure, learning about them from their keepers while they climb over your lap and shoulders.

Koala Encounter

Make your visit to Maru memorable by enjoying a 'Close Encounter' with one of our Koalas, or enjoy a 'Koala Experience'.

Snake Encounter

Make your visit to Maru memorable by enjoying a 'Close Encounter' experience with one of our Snakes.

Lizard Encounter

Maru Koala and Animal Park offers the chance to hold one of our Shingleback or Blue-tongue Lizards.

Dingo Encounter

Make your visit to Maru memorable by enjoying a 'Close Encounter' experience with one of our Dingoes.

Monday – Friday at Maru

At Maru Koala and Animal Park we have a lot of exciting talks and presentations about our beautiful animals. Here is our schedule for Monday to Friday. Click here to see the Weekend, Public & School Holiday Schedule.

10am

Koala Entry and Talk

10:30am

Dingo Talk

11am

Koala Entry and Talk

12pm

Koala Entry and Talk

1pm

Koala Entry and Talk

1:30pm

Reptile Talk

2pm

Koala Entry and Talk

3pm

Koala Entry and Talk

3:15pm (N/A)

Sheep Shearing

3:30pm

Tasmanian Devil Talk

4pm

Koala Entry and Talk

5:30pm

Park Closes

Weekends, Public & School Holidays at Maru

11am

Koala Entry and Talk

11am

Koala Entry and Talk

11:30am

Dingo Talk

12pm

Koala Entry and Talk

1pm

Wildlife Presentation

1:20pm

Koala Entry

2pm (N/A)

Sheep Shearing

2:20pm

Koala Entry and Talk

3pm

Koala Entry and Talk

3:15pm (N/A)

Sheep Shearing

3:30pm

Reptile Talk

4pm

Koala Entry and Talk

4:30pm

Nocturnal Bird Talk

5:30pm

Park Closes

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