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Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park

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Address: 550 Tyabb-Tooradin Rd, Pearcedale, Victoria 3912, Australia
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+61 3 5978 7935
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Cuddle up to a koala, meet kangaroos, wombats, dingoes, and colourful birds...

Cuddle up to a koala, meet kangaroos, wombats, dingoes, and colourful birds at eco-tourism accredited Moonlit Sanctuary. Frequent animal presentations and encounters, as well as a daily wildlife conservation show. Evening visitors enjoy an award-winning, magical, personally guided tour by lantern light, meeting endangered species and other bush creatures. See bettongs, quolls, gliders and owls at their most active.

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USD 15.61*
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USD 89.76*
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Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park Evening Tour
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Walk, feed and learn about wildlife in Australia

We were not exactly sure what to expect apart from we were going to see koalas, Dingos and wallabies, but we never dreamed of petting them, walking among them, feeding them, play... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were not exactly sure what to expect apart from we were going to see koalas, Dingos and wallabies, but we never dreamed of petting them, walking among them, feeding them, play with them... Yes petting is an extra cost but really deserves it The staff is really kind and ready to answer all your questions. We did it in... More 

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Thank BrunoBibou
MiMi&Sue, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, and we are glad you had a great time. Your visit helps fund our conservation work, so thank you for that too. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed seeing all the different animals and feeding the kangaroos and the wallabies. This is the kind of sanctuary which is easy to get through quickly if you are short on time, or spend longer, looking at all the presentations and engaging more with the animals. I was on a tour, so I only had a short amount... More 

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MiMi&Sue, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We have been working hard to improve our food offering so the kitchen staff will be pleased with your feedback! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is fantastic to see native and endangered animals. We took our grandchildren and had a great time. Up close with wallabies and Kangas and lots of local birds. Go here to escape the city an enjoy a wonderful afternoon with the kids. Don't miss the 2 pm show.

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Thank paulsaffigna
MiMi&Sue, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this review

We're very happy that you had a great time, and thanks for the review. The show has proved very popular but there are nine other animal presentations throughout the day you can enjoy as well. More 

Saffron Walden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As it was school term time, we could only take our granddaughter on this visit as our grandson was at school. But she had fun and made us proud when, at 4 years old, she calmly took the 2m python round her neck. She also had fun cuddling a koala and feeding the wallabies and wildfowl, some of the bigger... More 

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MiMi&Sue, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review, and are happy you enjoyed yourself. We try very much to appeal to all age groups and encourage adults to experience and learn more about our wonderful fauna. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fantastic place to bring children of all ages. The staff are very knowledgable and encourage the children to get close to the animals. There are koalas to cuddle, kangaroos and wallabies to feed and a python to hold, if you are brave enough. There are lots of other animals and birds to see too. The only thing... More 

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MiMi&Sue, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and we are happy you had such a good day. We do have hand-wash facility next to the education building and of course in all restrooms. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic way to see unique Australian fauna that you would otherwise never get to see. It features nocturnal animals in an appropriate habitat.

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MiMi&Sue, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this review

Our evening tours are very special, and as you say give the opportunity to see our night animals in the most appropriate habitat. Thank you for your review. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great little sanctuary that focuses on Australian Native animals and customer interaction and service. I live in Melbourne and have visited all the 'bigger' zoos and sanctuary and haven't enjoyed them as much as Moonlit as they are so crowded and you can't get near the animals let alone pat or feed them. Beautiful Brodie, one of... More 

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Thank annieme1
MiMi&Sue, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit, and we will pass your comments on to Brodie. All our staff enjoy helping our visitors enjoy their day. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

only a small zoo with mainly australian aniamls but great for small kids. all 3 of our kids under 10 loved getting to hold a snake, enter the dingo cage and get up close with the animals. perfect day out for kids

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MiMi&Sue, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We think it is great your children enjoyed their animal encounters, a feature of Moonlit Sanctuary. You are right, we only have Australian animals and your visit helped with our important conservation work. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Miss 3 & Master 4 loved it! We loved taking them there & watching their enjoyment. Not a cheap day out though. Miss 3 was free with paying adult. Have to pay for any extra animal experiences. The animals are very calm, easy to feed & even pat. We had lunch in kiosk which ended with heaps of flies in... More 

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MiMi&Sue, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and we are very happy you and your grandchildren enjoy your visits. You will appreciate it is costs money to provide our animals with the very best of care, but we do try and keep prices to a reasonable level. We think we have conquered the fly problem and hope you will not find them a... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not a large wildlife sanctuary like Healesville or the Melbourne Zoo, Moonlit is smaller but still quite peaceful to visit. I am fairly local so the drive wasn't too far from where I live. From the bird aviaries (some with talking cockatoos) to the wallabies and kangaroos that you can hand feed around the park to the ducks... More 

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Thank Mellweir
MiMi&Sue, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this review

Thanks for yoiur review, and thanks for noting our conservation work with orange-bellied parrots. That is something that is very important to us and central to the reason we exist. Your visit of course contributed to making it possible. Thank you. More 

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