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Moonlit Sanctuary is Melbourne’s award-winning wildlife park. Come and visit and get an up-close look at Australia’s amazing animals.

Explore our bush-land while feeding kangaroos and wallabies, petting friendly koalas and enjoying encounters with colourful birds, reptiles, dingoes and many other animals including endangered species.

Moonlit Sanctuary is the ideal place to learn more about the fascinating animals that call Australia home. There are Keeper presentations and shows in the purpose-built Arena daily. And don’t forget to stop at the Koala Encounters area to snap a photo with one of the irresistibly cuddly koalas or book an encounter to pat a super cute wombat or take a dingo for a walk.

Open every day, except Christmas Day, Moonlit Sanctuary offers a great family day out but it doesn’t stop there. As the sun sets, Moonlit Sanctuary comes alive again with unique lantern-lit guided tours. Night birds are active, kangaroos come out to play, tiny gliders swoop around, and endangered quolls, pademelons and bettongs forage for food.

Groups for Night Tours are kept small and intimate with a maximum of 12 people and take 1 1/2 to 2 hours to complete. Tours begin between 7pm and 8:30pm depending on the time of sunset and must be booked in advance.

It is an amazing way to get close up to Australia’s fascinating wildlife, offering opportunity to meet a wide variety of animals in their natural nocturnal environment where they are really active, busily interacting with each other and their visitors.

Moonlit Sanctuary is located at 550 Tyabb-Tooradin Rd, Pearcedale just 50 minutes from Melbourne CBD and on the way to the way to the Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island.

Open hours today: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm Toggle weekly schedule
  • Monday

    9:30 am - 4:00 pm

  • Tuesday

    9:30 am - 4:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    9:30 am - 4:00 pm

  • Thursday

    9:30 am - 4:00 pm

  • Friday

    9:30 am - 4:00 pm

  • Saturday

    9:30 am - 4:00 pm

  • Sunday

    9:30 am - 4:00 pm

  • 15 June 2024 11:23 am local time


550 Tyabb-Tooradin Road, Pearcedale Victoria 3912, Australia

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