Maru Koala & Animal Park

Animal Experiences, Presentations and interactions!

What’s on at Maru this School Holidays!

Keeper for a Day

At Maru you can take the opportunity to experience being an honorary ‘Keeper for a Day’ and work closely with one of our experience Park Keepers and the animals.

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.

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 2:00pm and is held in the Auditorium.

Koala Keeper Talk

The Koala Keeper 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.

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.

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?

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.

Animal Encounters and Experiences

Dingo Experience

Meet the Dingo pack and spend 15 minutes in their enclosure for some pats, cuddles, play time and probably a few licks.

Koala Experience

Fully Guided tour of our Koala areas. Hear from the Park Keeper about Koala Conservation efforts as you meet and pat the Koalas here at Maru.

Cassowary Experience

Feeding Session with our Southern Cassowary, Gloria

Settler's Hut

Enter the Settlers Hut enclosure for a once in a lifetime encounter with our Squirrel Gliders and Ringtail Possum.

Koala Encounter

Maru’s Koala Encounter offers the opportunity 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.

Lizard Encounter

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

Snake Encounter

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

Ultimate Encounter

Participate in 3 of our Encounters and receive a USB stick with digital copies of your Encounter Photos for no extra charge.

Weekend Keeper Talk and Show Timetable



Dingo Keeper Talk


Koala Entry and Talk


Reptile Talk


Koala Entry & Talk


Koala Entry and Talk


Kangaroo Keeper Talk


Koala Entry


Koala Entry and Talk


Tasmanian Devil Talk


Koala Entry and Talk

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