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Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park

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550 Tyabb-Tooradin Rd, Pearcedale, Victoria 3912, Australia
+61 3 5978 7935
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Cuddle up to a koala, meet kangaroos, wombats, dingoes, and colourful birds at eco-tourism accredited Moonlit Sanctuary. Frequent animal presentations and encounters, as well as a daily wildlife conservation show. Evening visitors enjoy an award-winning, magical, personally guided tour by lantern light, meeting endangered species and other bush creatures. See bettongs, quolls, gliders and owls at their most active.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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550 Tyabb-Tooradin Rd, Pearcedale, Victoria 3912, Australia
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"night tour"
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"australian animals"
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"overseas visitors"
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"close encounter"
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"melbourne area"
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"tasmanian devils"
in 21 reviews
"amazing experience"
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"pay extra"
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"grey kangaroos"
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"koala encounter"
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"wallaby walk"
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"hand feed"
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"take photos"
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"behind the scenes"
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"feed the animals"
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"phillip island"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

But apart from that a great experience, we were there at the same time as a school group, but they had a keeper doing stuff with them and never even crossed paths with us. They do good work educating public and breeding endangered . Loved...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you, My family and I had a great time. Loved how close we got to the animals, my son even got to pat a few!

Thank Paul P
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MoonlitSanctuary, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting us and we are happy your family enjoyed themselves so much!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to view Lots of animals. You can feed the Kangaroos and Wallabys from your hand. Really fun experience!

Thank tdsea
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MoonlitSanctuary, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad you enjoyed your visit. Our Wallaby Walk is an ideal place to get to meet kangaroos and wallabies.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My 8 year old daughter participated in their school holiday program and had the most incredible time. She loves animals and was glowing with excitement from her big day out. All the staff were so kind and the animals are just beautiful. We've been here...More

Thank Mo B
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MoonlitSanctuary, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We have been doing school holiday programs for 15 years now, and many of our participants are now all grown up. Many still mention how much they enjoyed their time in the program, and I am glad your daughter has enjoyed it as much as...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience. All animals seem very well looked after- evident by their friendly and approachable nature, gamekeepers and all staff highly knowledgable and insightful. Koala petting was brilliant and great photos. Well worth the stop if travelling around the peninsula.

Thank Jack S
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MoonlitSanctuary, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you noticed how good the animals looked, as the welfare of our animals is very important to us and the keepers work hard to ensure they are well looked after. Thanks for your review.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the night tour with Claudia as our guide. It was a small group. Walked around the park for 1.5 hours watching all the nocturnal animals. Fed the gliders from the hands. Fed the kangaroos and wallabies. Claudia fed other animals while we watched....More

Thank wadvani
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MoonlitSanctuary, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review and we will pass your kind comments onto Claudia. The evening tour certainly is a very different experience to coming in the day.

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

This visit was part of a tour package to Phillip Island. We were hoping to get a photo of the two of us with a koala but that was not permitted- only one person in the photo. There was a warning that native snakes could...More

Thank georwc
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MoonlitSanctuary, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sorry you did not enjoy yourself but we wonder if in fact you actually visited Moonlit Sanctuary. We say this because: - our wallabies and kangaroos are free range within the Sanctuary not in a specific enclosure. - had you followed the route you describe,...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

An overseas visitor wanted to meet the local animals but was time poor. About 60km from Melbourne CBD, Moonlit Sanctuary was the answer. Dropped in to feed the kangaroos & meet the koalas and wandered around a few of the enclosures. Not as large as...More

Thank Anisinn
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MoonlitSanctuary, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thanks for your review and we are happy your visit met your needs. We hope you had time to enjoy some of our frequent presentations and meet some of our other animals including the ones in our endangered species programs.

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

There is a free parking lot. The main value of this place is the information you get every half hour about one of the animals. It is not a big place so you can easily get from one presentation to the other. A show with...More

Thank AmarilisVos
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MoonlitSanctuary, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you for your review. Our staff will be very happy to hear you enjoyed all our presentations as they put a lot of work into them. I hope you got to see something of our conservation work as well.

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

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 don’t want to give way too much in...More

Thank Jennie B
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MoonlitSanctuary, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Thank you for your review, and Brody, Hannah and Kendra are delighted to have heard you enjoyed yourself so much. The Keeper for the Day is a fantastic experience.

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Response from Mary B | Reviewed this property |
Park is easily walkable and two hours is a short but worthwhile visit
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Response from Shahfii | Reviewed this property |
Brought our 12 months old kiddo. It was sure fun.
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Response from cb512016 | Reviewed this property |
We attended on a tour and the timings worked well for us. I would email them and ask if they can help. Please note that the State has a no handling policy. You can pet it but not hold. My wife enjoyed taking a selfie with... More
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