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

The nearest suburban railway station is Frankston, which is about one hour from the city, and trains run every 20 minutes. From Frankston your options are:  

  • A 20 minute taxi ride.
  • No.776 bus from the station to Pearcedale, this bus runs 7 times a day, weekdays only and terminates 2km from the Sanctuary. There are limited pedestrian trails.  

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.