How Long do you Need at Maru Koala & Animal Park?

How Long do you Need at Maru Koala & Animal Park?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 06/17/2024

Reading time: 2 mins

Take some time to admire Australia’s adorable and captivating native wildlife.

Nestled on Phillip Island, about a two hour drive from Melbourne, is the Maru Koala and Animal Park. Ideally, you will want to spend around three to four hours at the park. This will allow you to see all the wildlife, along with any keeper talks, and participate in animal encounters.

But what wildlife can you see and what encounters are there? Find out more about all the activities you can do at Maru Koala and Animal Park.

Which animals can you meet, and what encounters and keeper talks are there?

Maru Koala and Animal Park boast a selection of animals you can see. Some animals you are lucky enough to be able to meet (at a cost) and learn more about them at a keeper talk.

  • Koalas

True to its name, the park is home to adorable koalas! Enjoy an up close experience with these iconic Australian creatures, where you can pet them and assist with their morning feed. Don’t miss the opportunity to attend a koala keeper talk.

  • Dingoes

Meet and learn about dingoes during the keeper talk. For an enhanced experience, consider upgrading to enter the dingo habitat and interact with them under supervision. You might even have the chance to pet them!

  • Tasmanian devils

Ensure you see the famous Tasmanian devils! The Tassie devils are an interesting creature, and you can learn more about them at the keeper talk.

  • Kangaroos and wallabies

Don’t pass up the chance to hand feed kangaroos and wallabies! Get up close to these quintessential Aussie animals and forge some furry friendships as you feed them their favourite treats. This activity is suitable for all ages, so bring the kids along!

  • Reptiles

Curious about some of the Aussie reptiles? Well, now you can learn more about them and be introduced to different reptiles. There is even a chance to meet some of these reptiles like snakes and lizards.

Have some fun at Pirate Pete’s Mini Golf

For some added fun, Pirate Pete’s Mini Golf awaits at Maru Koala and Animal Park. You can buy tickets for Pirate Pete’s or enjoy a round of mini golf included with your park admission

Phillip Island is a wonderful place for Victorians to spend a weekend getaway or visitors coming down to see what the island has to offer.

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.