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Visit Moonlit Sanctuary for an unforgettable experience with Australia’s diverse wildlife. Explore our enchanting bushland while engaging with over 70 captivating Australian species, including endangered animals.

Get up-close and personal with iconic kangaroos and wallabies as you hand-feed them, and have the chance to cuddle adorable koalas and take part in captivating encounters with a variety of colourful birds, mesmerizing reptiles, playful dingoes, and other fascinating creatures.

Moonlit Sanctuary is an award-winning wildlife park located 50 minutes southeast of Melbourne’s CBD. We are an easy day trip from Melbourne or the perfect detour if you are visiting Phillip Island or the Mornington Peninsula.

You can find us at 550 Tyabb-Tooradin Road, Pearcedale.

Discover the beauty and wonder of Australia’s wildlife at Moonlit Sanctuary. Plan your visit now and create unforgettable memories.

Hours and Prices

Open 9:30am – 4:00pm

(Closed Christmas Day)

Last entry at 3:00pm

Memberships

Your annual membership helps ensure we can continue to help our endangered species.

It also makes a fantastic gift for any animal lover.

Night Tours

At night, Moonlit Sanctuary comes alive with world-famous, lantern-lit evening tours.

Get up close to many Aussie animals in their natural nocturnal environment.

Animal Encounters & Tours

Get up close to our animals with these special experiences.

Be a Keeper for a Day! (Or half a day)

Experience the day-to-day operations of a wildlife park.

Come behind the scenes and get hands-on experience of what it’s like to work as a wildlife keeper as you join them in their day-to-day duties.  Your day, or half day, includes making animal enrichment, feeding and preparing meals for the animals and exhibit maintenance.

You will see our animals up close, learn from our keepers about their jobs and see the secret life of our Sanctuary.

What’s On Timetable

Keeper Talks and Conservation in Action Show

  • 10:00am - Cockatoo Keeper Talk
    Meet some of our cheeky cockatoos in this entertaining presentation.
  • Alpine dingo at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
    10:30am - Dingo Keeper Talk
    Join our keepers at the Dingo enclosure and learn some interesting facts about this species. 
  • Major Mitchell Cockatoo at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Park
    11:00am - Conservation in Action Show
    Learn about conserving our native wildlife as you watch their clever antics in this entertaining display in our Show Arena. Don’t be late! Gates close at 11am.
  • Common wombat at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
    11:30am - Wombat Keeper Talk
    At the wombat enclosures you can learn some very surprising facts about this species.
  • kookaburra at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Park
    12:00pm - Kookaburra Keeper Talk
    Meet our Kookaburras and find out what makes them laugh and many other interesting facts about this iconic Australian bird. 
  • Close up of a koala on keeper's shoulder at Moonlit Sanctuary
    12:30pm - Koala Keeper Talk
    Meet at the Koala boardwalk to learn more about these Aussie icons.
  • 1:00pm - Threatened Species Talk
    Meet at the Orange-bellied Parrot enclosure to learn about them and the other threatened species that we are working to save from extinction.
  • Barn owl at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
    1:30pm - Owl Keeper Talk
    Learn all about our Owls from their knowledgeable Keepers at the Owl enclosure.
  • Blue tongue lizard at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
    2:00pm - Reptile Keeper Talk
    Meet our keepers at the Show Arena and learn about the very interesting habits of some of our reptiles.
  • Major Mitchell Cockatoo at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Park
    2:30pm - Conservation in Action Show
    Learn about conserving our native wildlife as you watch their clever antics in this entertaining display in our Show Arena. Don’t be late! Gates close at 2:30pm sharp.

What’s On Timetable

Keeper Talks and Presentations

10:00AM – COCKATOO KEEPER TALK

Meet some of our cheeky cockatoos in this entertaining presentation.

10:30AM – DINGO KEEPER TALK

Join our keepers at the Dingo enclosure and learn some interesting facts about this species.

11:00AM – CONSERVATION IN ACTION SHOW

Learn about conserving our native wildlife as you watch their clever antics in this entertaining display in our Show Arena. Don’t  be late! Gates close at 11am.

11:30AM – WOMBAT KEEPER TALK

At the wombat enclosures you can learn some very surprising facts about this species.

12:00PM – KOOKABURRA KEEPER TALK

Meet our Kookaburras and find out what makes them laugh and many other interesting facts about this iconic Australian bird. 

12:30PM – KOALA KEEPER TALK

Meet at the Koala boardwalk to learn more about these Aussie icons.

1:00PM – THREATENED SPECIES TALK

Meet at the Orange-bellied Parrot enclosure to learn about them and the other threatened species that we are working to save from extinction.

1:30PM – OWL KEEPER TALK

Learn all about our Owls from their knowledgeable Keepers at the Owl enclosure.

2:00PM – REPTILE KEEPER TALK

Meet our keepers at the Show Arena and learn about the very interesting habits of some of our reptiles.

2:30PM – CONSERVATION IN ACTION SHOW

Learn about conserving our native wildlife as you watch their clever antics in this entertaining display in our Show Arena. Don’t be late! Gates close at 2:30pm.

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