Trip Planner: South Pacific / Australia / Victoria / Mornington Peninsula / Pearcedale / Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
Cuddle up to a koala or hold a python at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. At this small sanctuary you can also encounter kangaroos, wombats, dingoes, and a number of colorful birds native to this part of the country. Evening visitors enjoy award-winning guided tours conducted by lantern light. These tours are environmental immersion experiences, during which expert guides take participants on walks through natural bushland. A variety of nocturnal animals, many endangered, can be seen up close once the sun goes down. Take this rare opportunity to experience the incredible natural world of Australia at night, and come into close contact with native wildlife that's just too shy to be seen by daylight. Plan my trip to Pearcedale with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park Reviews
Ted FOctober 11, 2017
I've been to Moonlit Sanctuary twice now, once by day and once by night, and both visits were amazing. The staff is clearly very caring, and it shows in the way the animals will interact with you. The... more »
Patricia FOctober 6, 2017
Having never been to Moonlit Sanctuary we were delighted with the complex. The spaciousness of the whole area, the ease of walking or pushing pushers or wheelchairs. The viewing of birds and animals i... more »
redzebbraOctober 2, 2017
If you are in the area, make sure you pop into this great wildlife sanctuary. Mingle with the wallabies and hold a koala for a picture keepsake. A must for all ages! more »
Anton A. MosesAugust 5, 2017
One of the best animal parks I've ever visited in my life ! Moonlit Sanctuary is the best place for international tourists to discover Australian wildlife. As a Canadian tourist, I've had the most awesome time encountering these animals for the first time. I was also a ''Keeper for a day'', so I got to go behind the scenes and hang out with one of the coolest keepers there; If you ever decide to do their ''keeper for a day'' program, definitely ask for Ryan ! He is an awesome guy ! A must-do in Melbourne for sure !
Sarah ChiuAugust 23, 2017
Spent a morning here and loved it. Lots of ducks, geese, and birds but our favourite was feeding the wallabies and kangaroos around the park. Also got up and close with a koala for some photos. Park is relatively small so you can make your way round in about 1-1.5 hours. Some people here complain that too many of the animals are in enclosures but let's be honest - most humans do not know the proper ways of interacting with wild animals (saw a child try to kick a bird to shoo it away from a kangaroo). It is probably much safer for both animals and guests that some of the animals, like their large emu and very sensitive koalas, are kept in controlled environments away from dumb people!
Raghul RavikumarAugust 7, 2017
Visited this place on a weekend, it was quite busy even though it was a cold day. 5 stars to the maintenance and the friendly staff. Feeding the wallaby's and the birds was fun. Should stay here for an hour at-least to see everything on offer. They do server coffee and food in the restaurant , so its a decent place to break for lunch as well. Cons - The cost for the attractions are a bit more than average in other similar places . Some of the animals are caged in really small enclosures giving it a zoo experience than a Sanctuary.
Azyr ZSeptember 15, 2017
AUSTRALIA IS THE BEST. I went here with my boyfriend in August, one of the last few days I was there. I liked this place and hanging with the animals there. Might wanna deal with bathroom plumbing stuff on an off day though, that kind of put a damper on things.
Sanket GaradeAugust 25, 2017
The animals and birds in here are so comfortable with humans around them. It almost feels like you are Mowgli in the Jungle Book and all these animals are your friends and they come near you and you can feed them, pat them.. I loved it.
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