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Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park

550 Tyabb-Tooradin Road, Pearcedale, Victoria, 3912

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 over 60 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, GoWest or Gray Line day tour to Phillip Island, while transfers from city hotels are available for evening tours.

Content: Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
Type Entry cost

Ticket prices vary from $24 for daytime adult admission to $50 for evening tours. Discounts are available for concession and families. A number of animal encounters and private tours are also available for extra charge.

$24.00 - $50.00

Child prices vary from $12 for daytime admission to $30 for evening tours. Family discounts are available. Animal encounters are extra. Children's birthday parties and holiday programs are also available.

$12.00 - $30.00
  • Café
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Interpretive centre
  • Kiosk
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Picnic area
  • Public toilet
  • Shop
Tourism Awards:
  • 2018 - Victorian Tourism Awards - Gold - Tourist Attractions
  • 2018 - Victorian Tourism Awards - Gold - Ecotourism
Opening hours:
  • Daily: 10:00am - 5:00pm

25 Dec 2018

  • Daily: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Australian Tourism Export Council
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
  • The Ecotourism Association of Australia
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Actively welcomes people with access needs
  • Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance
  • Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times
Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Junior Wildlife Keepers Club

From $80 per person, per day *

During this day-long program, kids discover what its like to be a wildlife park keeper as they prepare food, feed and make enrichment toys for the animals. In a day full of fun hands-on activities, they will get up close to many animals including dingos and pythons and learn how their keepers work to keep them happy and healthy.

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  • Entry to Moonlit Sanctuary
  • Full day wildlife park keeper program

From 07/12/18 to 24/01/19

* Conditions apply. Suitable for ages 7–14. Mention visitvictoria.com on booking.

550 Tyabb-Tooradin Road, Pearcedale, Victoria, 3912

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