How to get to Moonlit Sanctuary

Moonlit Sanctuary is approximately one hour from the centre of Melbourne, and is located in the heart of the UNESCO Western Port Biosphere Reserve. Come and see over 60 species of animals, and learn about our conservation programs.

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park

550 Tyabb-Tooradin Rd Pearcedale

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Getting here by car

  • Drive from the Melbourne CBD via the Monash Freeway (M1) and the Westernport Highway (M780).
  • Drive from the Eastern Suburbs via East-link and Peninsula Link.
  • Phillip Island is less than one hour away via the South Gippsland Highway.
  • Reach us from the southern Peninsula and Great Ocean Road via the Mornington Peninsula Freeway. Searoad Ferries link the Mornington Peninsula with the Great Ocean Road every hour on the hour.
  • Remember: enter our street address into your GPS sat nav: 550 Tyabb-Tooradin Rd Pearcedale.


Getting here by Public Transport

Getting to Moonlit Sanctuary by Train, Bus and a Walk

Regular suburban trains run from the city centre to Cranbourne station. No. 792 bus runs from the station to Pearcedale, this bus runs 10 times a day weekday, 9 times a day Saturday, and 8 times a day Sunday. Travel time is about 30 minutes. The fare from the City to Pearcedale and return including train and bus will be no more than $8.20 and requires the traveller to have a Myki card. 

Note: some additional services on this route do not run through to Pearcedale. The bus stops 2 km from Moonlit Sanctuary, or about a half hour walk.


Getting to Moonlit Sanctuary by Train and Taxi

 Regular suburban trains run from the city centre to Frankston station. Taxis may be hailed at the Frankston Railway Station taxi rank, and the trip to Moonlit Sanctuary takes about 20 minutes while the fare should be about $35. There is no taxi rank at Cranbourne Railway Station.

 Taxis from Moonlit Sanctuary: our staff are happy to phone for a taxi for you.

 Current timetables may be consulted on the Public Transport Victoria website:  


Day Tours from Melbourne

Several companies run day trips and longer tours which stop at Moonlit Sanctuary on the way to Phillip Island. These tours all depart from Melbourne. Please visit our Day Tours Page for more information. 


City Transfers from Melbourne Hotels

We can arrange transfers to Moonlit Sanctuary evening tours from Melbourne Hotels. A minimum of 24 hours notice is required. Additional charges apply.