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  • Two young boys sitting on the ground to feed a wallaby at Moonlit Sanctuary
  • Visitors at Moonlit Sanctuary watching a koala climb a branch in its enclosure
  • Young boy and his father smiling at a potoroo at Moonlit Sanctuary

Go Wild These School Holidays

Take the kids on an animal-filled adventure

Family Fun at Moonlit Sanctuary

Take the kids on an animal-filled adventure with up-close encounters and night tours

Mix up the ol’  routine and get the family out of the house with a trip to Moonlit Sanctuary. Our wildlife park is full of cute and cool Aussie animals that are bound to remove “iPad” from your family’s vocabulary for a day. Get the kids off the screens and into Moonlit Sanctuary’s wide open spaces or take an extra special guided night tour that you all will remember for years to come.

Located at the top of the Mornington Peninsula and just 50 minutes from central Melbourne

Young boy in blue t shirt smiling with a python on his shoulder and a Moonlit Sanctuary keeper talking to him

Moonlit Sanctuary is an adventure suitable for the whole family. Little ones will love to see wombats, dingoes, koalas and wallabies and older kids will get a kick out of seeing all the snakes, turtles and lizards the park has to offer.

There are more than 70 Australian animal species to spot including several endangered species you won’t commonly find in the wild.

Moonlit Sanctuary is located at the top of the Mornington Peninsula and is on the way to Philip Island.

Family Fun at Moonlit Sanctuary

NIGHT SAFARI

Hang back after closing time and book the family in for a guided night tour. A guide will take you around the park after dark to check in on our nocturnal population.

See Tassie Devils, pythons, potoroos, tiny feathertail gliders, quolls, pademelons and more by lantern light and learn about their starlit lives and habits. Night tours are an additional $55 per adult, $33 per child or $165 for a family.

Outdoor fun for the whole family, on the way to Phillip Island and the Mornington Peninsula. The perfect day trip!

Gift Vouchers

A great gift for animal lovers big and small. Gift vouchers can be exchanged for tickets, tours and encounters and never expire.

Choose your own $ value.

Hours and Prices

Open 9:00am – 4:00pm on weekends and school holidays

9:30am – 4:00pm on weekdays (outside school holidays)

Last entry at 3:00pm

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

Get up close to our animals with these special experiences.

What’s On Timetable

Keeper Talks and Conservation in Action Show

  • Common wombat at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
    10:00am WEEKENDS, PUBLIC & SCHOOL HOLIDAYS ONLY - Wombat Keeper Talk
    At the wombat enclosures you can learn some very surprising facts about this species.
  • Close up of a koala on keeper's shoulder at Moonlit Sanctuary
    10:30am WEEKENDS, PUBLIC & SCHOOL HOLIDAYS ONLY - Koala Keeper Talk
    Meet at the Koala boardwalk to learn more about these Aussie icons.
  • 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.
  • Alpine dingo at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
    11:30am - Dingo Keeper Talk
    Join our keepers at the Dingo enclosure and learn some interesting facts about this species. 
  • Barn owl at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
    12:00pm WEEKENDS, PUBLIC & SCHOOL HOLIDAYS ONLY - Owl Keeper Talk
    Learn all about our Owls from their knowledgeable Keepers at the Owl enclosure.
  • Barking owl with keeper at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
    1:00pm - Animal Training Session
    Join our animal trainers at the Show Arena and discover their clever techniques to train our animals.
  • 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.
  • Close up of a koala on keeper's shoulder at Moonlit Sanctuary
    2:30pm Koala Keeper Talk
    Meet at the Koala boardwalk to learn more about these Aussie icons.

What’s On

Keeper Talks and Presentations

10:00AM WEEKENDS, SCHOOL & PUBLIC HOLIDAYS – WOMBAT KEEPER TALK

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

10.30AM WEEKENDS, SCHOOL & PUBLIC HOLIDAYS – KOALA KEEPER TALK

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

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 – DINGO KEEPER TALK

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

12:00PM WEEKENDS, SCHOOL & PUBLIC HOLIDAYS –

OWL KEEPER TALK

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

1:00pm – ANIMAL TRAINING SESSION

Join our animal trainers at the Show Arena and discover their clever techniques to train our animals.

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 – KOALA KEEPER TALK

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

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