Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Pearcedale

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#1 of 42 in Parks in Mornington Peninsula
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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  • I had the chance to be a Zookeeper for the day which was such an incredible eye opening experience. The staff were amazing, they all went above and beyond to make it a truly memorable experience. I do...  more »
  • Easy drive from the Eastern Melbourne (a half hour) and ample parking. The monolith is not huge sanctuary wildlife conservation Park and is easily reached on foot. You have most of the iconic animals, an overseas visitors might want to see (kangaroos, dingoes, koalas, Wombats). The exhibition areas were all well presented and the animals were all healthy and well maintained. The Wallaby walk area is particularly good because it allows close contact (if the animal feels), without restricting the movements of animals. There is a good variety of birds, including many wild water birds. You can here also that Seif cool Kangaroo make. The animals come to if you are to eat them and posing hi hi. You can buy food for little money at the entrance. For families a top address.
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  • Koalas are not bears because they don’t have all of the koalafications. Moonlit is well maintained and the animals appear to be well cared for. We enjoyed walking around on our own and seeing the diff...  more »
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  • Visited here earlier this week and loved every bit of it. We paid extra to play with the dingoes which was amazing experience. Such beautiful animals and they were friendly and loved to be cuddled. I recommend also buying a bag or two of food at the entrance (only $2 a bag) to feed the roaming kangaroos and wallabies. Great spot for tourists or if you're just wanting a relaxing day out. They also have several demonstrations throughout the day so make sure you pick up a program guide on your way in.
  • Having visited the sanctuary through the day we decided that we would try the evening experience. Wow what a informative visit. From start to finish it was really an enjoyable night. We were shown around by an excellent guide who's infectious knowledge had us listening & wanting to know more. Getting close to the animals was awesome. Feeding the sugar gliders was the highlight for me. Thank you Moonlit Sanctuary for all you are doing for Australian animals.
  • Absolutely awesome place and definitely recommend it for a day out. If you'd like an experience it's imperative you book first as there is a line before it opens. All animals are well looked after and all animal pens big, clean and all water bowls full. All staff were very knowledgeable and had a real passion for their animal babies and conservation. All handlers treated the animals well and the animal food was indeed fresh and healthy fruit and veggies. Definitely recommend the Dingo walk, probably the best of all but so very hard to decide! I love that they've taken in animals indefinitely such as the eagle who could not fly and the Tasmanian devils who were bred for population numbers. I could not fault anything about this place! Definitely buy kangaroo food, great for the wallaby trail
  • Fun and informative! We managed to catch a talk about Tasmanian Devils and Wombats and the volunteer was very knowledgeable and friendly. We walked alongside Kangaroos and Wallabies as they roamed quite freely around the sanctuary and it was amazing to get so close to these beautiful creatures. Would recommend buying feed for the animals at the desk so you enjoy a close encounter.
  • One of the best places to visit if you are interested to see and even touch the local Australian animals. Koala, kangaroo, wombat, Tasmanian devil, different types of birds and snakes - all of them you can see by walking around the park. Definitely get a pack of corn for $2 from the counter and feed kangaroos from your hands.

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