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Maru Koala and Animal Park: Tours & Tickets

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Get in touch with wildlife at Maru where you can pat and hand feed many of the animals. Pat a koala and feed the albino kangaroos, see wombats, Tasmanian devils, dingoes, snakes and more native animals. Then set sail on an adventure at Pirate Pete’s...more
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1650 Bass Hwy, Grantville, Victoria 3984, Australia
+61 3 5678 8548
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Brought some overseas visitors here on the way to Philip Island. It's a small but intimate place. Had lunch which was actually quite nice. We got general entry tickets which are limited so if you want to touch a koala you'll have to pay more. Animals are quite accessible which
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The park isn't huge, so don't expect to stay there all day! You can absolutely get up close to the kangaroos, Emus etc. We bought the dingo experience which was ok! All zoo keepers were super knowledgeable! If you've never seen these types of animals up close definitely pay
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Response from MaruKoalaPark, Online Manager at Maru Koala and Animal Park
Responded Sep. 15, 2019
Hello Wrightydex, Thanks for visiting, we are happy to hear that you had an enjoyable time in the time you did spend at Maru. Whilst we do have a limited amount of space available to us, we do try to focus on giving our guests a more intimate experience with our animals, such as with our Keeper talks given by our knowledgeable zoo keepers, sheep sheering show and experience options. We believe that our price of entry is fair for what we offer, and is competitive to parks of similar size.
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We visited here as part of a private tour with Posh Penguins. Our visit included entry, but we decided to upgrade and pat a koala. Well.....when in Rome! You can also hand feed kangaroos here which was neat.
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Response from MaruKoalaPark, Owner at Maru Koala and Animal Park
Responded Aug. 14, 2019
Hello Thank-you for choosing a tour that included a visit to us here at Maru. It is a great experience to meet our wonderful native animals and the koala encounter allows you to pat one in a safe and supervised environment. Hopefully you have been inspired to support efforts to protect and conserve these animals in the wild. Ian and Neroli Heffer
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We came as a group with kids. Great place for close encounters with aussie native animals. Overall a nice place except cafe staff (one particular lady name Sue) was being really rude to us.
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Response from MaruKoalaPark, IT Support at Maru Koala and Animal Park
Responded Jul. 28, 2019
Hello Arryil, Thank you for visiting. We are sorry to hear about your experience with our cafe staff. We appreciate that you brought this to our attention, and we will provide further training to our staff to ensure that this will not be repeated. We are at least happy to hear that you and the kids had a great time with our animals and enjoyed our close encounter. Thanks,
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this place is well looked after and the customer service is good,however its too small and boring. wont be back
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Response from MaruKoalaPark, IT Support at Maru Koala and Animal Park
Responded Jul. 7, 2019
Hello Michael, Thanks for visiting. Whilst we are a smaller park, we try to give our guests a more intimate experience with our animals, such as through our Keeper talks and sheep sheering show which are included as part of our standard admission price. Thanks for giving us a shot regardless.
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