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Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park

03 59 787 935

Cuddle up to koalas, feed kangaroos and wallabies, meet endangered species in a beautiful bushland setting at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park located only 50 minutes’ drive from the centre of Melbourne.

Colourful parrots abound, waterbirds are at home in extensive wetlands and visitors can sample the flourishing bush foods garden. Meet critically endangered orange-bellied parrots and regent honeyeaters.

Inspired by the work of famous British conservationist Gerald Durrell, Moonlit Sanctuary is now home to 50 Australian species, including about 80 wallabies, free to roam through the bush and give visitors a rare natural encounter. Others are housed in large natural enclosures, including endangered creatures such as the strange-looking bush thick-knees bird whose calls have not been heard on the Mornington Peninsula for more than 60 years.

At night, Moonlit Sanctuary comes alive in a remarkable way, with world-famous lantern-lit tours. Owls and other night birds are active, tiny feather-tail gliders and giant yellow-bellied gliders swoop around, and quolls, pademelons and bettongs forage for food.

You can visit Moonlit Sanctuary via a Bunyip Tour or Gray Line day tour to Phillip Island, or transfers from city hotels are available for evening tours.

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Price & booking

Cost

Type Entry cost
Adult
Ticket prices vary from $20 to $250.
$20.00 - $250.00
Child
Ticket prices vary from $10 to $250.
$10.00 - $250.00

More info

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Facilities:
  • Café
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Picnic area
  • Public toilet
Activities:
  • Birdwatching
Tourism awards:
  • 2014 - Victorian Tourism Awards
Opening hours:
  • Daily
    10:00am - 5:00pm
Memberships:
  • Australian Tourism Export Council
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
  • The Ecotourism Association of Australia
  • Visitor Information Centre
Accessibility:

  • Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times