Maru Koala and Animal Park


Get in touch with wildlife at Maru Koala and Animal Park.

Enjoy hand feeding and patting the koalas, kangaroos and wallabies, which includes rare albino animals. Join regular keeper talks with the opportunity to have your professional photo taken with one of the koalas or other animals. See a range of animals including dingoes, Tasmanian devils, wombat, quoll, a crocodile and the nocturnal and reptile houses and meet the keepers at regular talks including the Wildlife show in the auditorium.

Then set sail into Pirate Pete's mini golf adventure and enjoy 18 holes of pirating fun. Enjoy a meal in the licensed Homestead Bistro with a tempting range of fresh foods all prepared by the talented team. Maru has sealed paths throughout and amenities for all abilities, with plenty of seating and sheltered and shaded areas. They also offer a range of gifts and souvenirs with some packages available to purchase online.

Maru welcomes group and private bookings and also caters for children's parties and have an outdoor play area. Owned and run by the Heffer family for over 35 years, they personally take the time to ensure you enjoy your visit.


  • Carpark
  • Non Smoking
  • Barbeque
  • Family Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Shop / Gift Shop
  • Bar
  • Coach Parking
  • Lawn / Gardens
  • Public Toilet
  • Cafe
  • Enquiry Desk
  • Kiosk
  • Food and Refreshments
  • Picnic Area


  • COVID Clean Practicing Business
  • Quality Tourism Accreditation
  • Zoo Aquarium Association Australasia
  • Sustainable Tourism Accreditation by ATIC
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Free Wifi
  • Adventure
  • Nature & Wildlife


  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
  • Caters for people with high support needs who travel with a support person.
  • Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.
  • Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss.
  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
  • Caters for people with allergies and intolerances.