What to See at Maru Wildlife Park?

What is Australia without its unique wildlife? It is the homeland to a vast and diverse range of animals, found in the thick bushlands, surrounding ocean shores, and roaming the desert outback. No trip down under is complete without coming face to face with Australia’s most beloved animals, with cuddling a koala or feeding a kangaroo on every traveller’s bucket list.

Phillip Island is one of the best places to spot these animals. A short drive from the bustling city of Melbourne, Phillip Island is a natural hub, with native animals swarming both in the wild and the island’s wildlife parks. One of the best parks is the Maru Wildlife Park, also known as the Maru Koala and Animal Park.

The Park’s Residents

This family-owned Park is an award-winning, fun family attraction. Kangaroos and Wallabies can be seen roaming the grassy fields, with other animals such as Emus and birds nearby as well. Koalas are found in the park’s eucalyptus trees, snoozing the day away or eating bucket loads of leaves. Travel to the burrows of the country’s echidnas and wombats to see these unique creatures which are very hard to spot in the wild. As well as the mammals of Australia, the park is jam-packed the reptiles, including the largest known reptile alive; the saltwater crocodile. Learn more about each and every animal when you join the talks and presentations done by the passionate park staff members.

The Activities on Offer

The Maru is not just a wildlife park but features a number of fun family activities. It is home to Pirate Pete’s Mini-Golf, which has a set of 18 holes surrounded by life-size pirates and the Princess Caribbean Pirate Ship. Once you’ve travelled through the mini-golf course, rest up at the Homestead Bistro, where you can enjoy a meal or a mere snack while overlooking the park.  If the kids still are chock-full of energy, they can head to the Dinosaur Indoor Playroom while you sit back and relax.

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