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Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park

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550 Tyabb-Tooradin Rd, Pearcedale, Victoria 3912, Australia
+61 3 5978 7935
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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550 Tyabb-Tooradin Rd, Pearcedale, Victoria 3912, Australia
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+61 3 5978 7935
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"night tour"
in 42 reviews
"australian animals"
in 26 reviews
"overseas visitors"
in 18 reviews
"close encounter"
in 8 reviews
"melbourne area"
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"grey kangaroos"
in 6 reviews
"tasmanian devils"
in 21 reviews
"amazing experience"
in 12 reviews
"koala encounter"
in 20 reviews
"pay extra"
in 8 reviews
"take photos"
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"wallaby walk"
in 18 reviews
"hand feed"
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"phillip island"
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"feed the animals"
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"behind the scenes"
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"whole family"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is one of our most recent places to visit, we thoroughly enjoyed our experience with the rare and endangered Orange Bellied Parrot. This incredibly small parrot flies from Victoria to Tasmania just to breed, but a lot of the habitat that it lives in...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Indeed a sanctuary! Really glad to have visited even though it was quite a bit of drive. This place boost a great level of interaction with the animals. Could tell that the animals were well taken care of, in great condition and a shine in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The sanctuary has a good selection of Australian indigenous wildlife to view although, like many similar places, it’s a bit jarring to see animals and birds confined to cages, no matter how much space they have or how much good work is done by the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited instead of going to Healesville and were very glad we did. Don't miss the conservation presentation and the chance to meet a dingo, tawny frogmouth and Major Mitchell cockatoo.

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MoonlitSanctuary, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for choosing to visit Moonlit, and we agree, the conservation show should not be missed. Thanks for your review.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was really impressed with this sanctuary. It was founded and is maintained by a group of dedicated people who are passionate about protecting and advocating for the local ecosystem and unique wildlife that Australia has to offer. There are several private tours you can...More

Thank anpolzin
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MoonlitSanctuary, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your review and glad you enjoyed your encounters. We are pleased you got our message about our unique wildlife, as that is very important to us.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This one is located close to the Philip islands, one can go here if one is going for the Dolphin show at Philip Islands Its not a very big one The beauty however lies in the Crispness of the place. Australian animals like Kangaroo, Koala...More

Thank rohitagar23
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MoonlitSanctuary, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, and we are happy you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our way to Phillip Island, we took out an hour of our time to visit Moonlit Sanctuary. There, we can buy food for feeding wallabies, kangaroos, emus and the various other birds, for $ 2 each, and we can also buy tickets for events...More

Thank Karthik Varma V
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MoonlitSanctuary, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your very kind review, and we are very happy you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful day at Moonlit Sanctuary! We spent the extra money for a koala encounter which afforded us the opportunity to pet a koala and snuggle up while also enjoying picture taking. It was a rare and fabulous opportunity! The wallaby and kangaroo area allowed...More

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MoonlitSanctuary, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review. We are very happy you had such a great experience.

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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

But apart from that a great experience, we were there at the same time as a school group, but they had a keeper doing stuff with them and never even crossed paths with us. They do good work educating public and breeding endangered . Loved...More

Thank frangii
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MoonlitSanctuary, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your day getting close to animals despite the cold. The animals don't seem to mind, and in fact are often more active on cold days. One advantage of colder days, there are often fewer other visitors around.

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Thank you, My family and I had a great time. Loved how close we got to the animals, my son even got to pat a few!

Thank Paul P
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MoonlitSanctuary, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Thank you for visiting us and we are happy your family enjoyed themselves so much!

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Clara N
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Response from Mary B | Reviewed this property |
Park is easily walkable and two hours is a short but worthwhile visit
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Carolyn J
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Response from Shahfii | Reviewed this property |
Brought our 12 months old kiddo. It was sure fun.
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Response from cb512016 | Reviewed this property |
We attended on a tour and the timings worked well for us. I would email them and ask if they can help. Please note that the State has a no handling policy. You can pet it but not hold. My wife enjoyed taking a selfie with... More
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