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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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US$16.23*
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Moonlit Sanctuary Daytime General Entry
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US$88.85*
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Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park Evening Tour
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US$107.40*
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Small-Group Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Trip from Melbourne Including...
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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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  • Average3%
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“night tour” (40 reviews)
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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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1 - 10 of 432 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful sanctuary. They adopted our snake not long ago and it put me at ease to see the animals are very calm and well cared for with nice big enclosures. The staff are friendly and passionate about the animals who take school groups around the...More

Thank Nean-Bone
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the first wildlife park we visited in Australia. The experience of getting up close with kangaroos and wallabies and feeding them was fun to both adults and children. We had a great time!

1  Thank Kum C
MiMi&Sue, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are very happy we have been able to introduce you to Australia's wonderful wildlife. So glad you and your children had such a great day.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I've taken several groups to this sanctuary and I can't recommend it highly enough. The staff are pleasant, welcoming and professional. The grounds are well laid out, and the animals seem to well cared for. Try to be there for the bird show, it's educational...More

Thank LRD1961
MiMi&Sue, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review and we are so happy you bring your guests to Moonlit Sanctuary. We agree the daily show is pretty special and well worth seeing. Looking forward to your next visit, but as a frequent visitor I'd like to remind you that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter visited on a Prep excursion and raved about this place so I took her back recently during the day. What a beautiful place. I love wildlife places like this, it is small enough you can walk around but plenty to see to spend...More

Thank coffeegal2
MiMi&Sue, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. it is great to hear we got such a good recommendation from your daughter! We also appreciate you noting our conservation work, it is what we exist for and your visit helps ensure we can continue with that important work.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had heard about this place but thought it was a small local business and never made the effort to stop by. But on Sunday I drove past it on my way to other places on the peninsula that I decided to stop in on...More

Thank ddbosca
MiMi&Sue, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review. We are very happy you decided to stop and discover us, and that you enjoyed your visit so much. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Sanctuary is only a short distance from where I live but I have never been until recently when I had some visitors. I decided to take them mid week and they loved it . There are enclosures mixed with free roaming animals and birds...More

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MiMi&Sue, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So happy you and your guests enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your review and hopefully you can visit again either wth or without visitors.

Reviewed 11 October 2017

I've been to Moonlit Sanctuary twice now, once by day and once by night, and both visits were amazing. The staff is clearly very caring, and it shows in the way the animals will interact with you. The Wallabies are absolutely adorable, and will eat...More

Thank Ted F
MiMi&Sue, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you for your review, and we are very happy you enjoyed your visits. We work hard to make a visit to Moonlit Sanctuary as enjoyable and memorable as possible. Your visit also supports our conservation work.

Reviewed 6 October 2017

Having never been to Moonlit Sanctuary we were delighted with the complex. The spaciousness of the whole area, the ease of walking or pushing pushers or wheelchairs. The viewing of birds and animals in their enclosures and the water birds walking everywhere. The wallabies and...More

Thank Patricia F
MiMi&Sue, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. Glad you were able to experience the evening tour, which we believe is unique. Now you have discovered us we look forward to your visiting us again.

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

If you are in the area, make sure you pop into this great wildlife sanctuary. Mingle with the wallabies and hold a koala for a picture keepsake. A must for all ages!

Thank redzebbra
MiMi&Sue, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thanks for your review and we are delighted you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 October 2017

I run an aged care activity group and recently visited the park. On arrival the lady at the counter insisted on seeing pension cards for the entire group. The minimum age of these people is 82 years, some well into their 90s. They all had...More

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MiMi&Sue, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We try to make Moonlit Sanctuary as accessible as possible and clearly in this case we have failed. Please accept our apologies. We will giving staff additional training so they can handle situations like this better in...More

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violetpilot852
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Response from jen8579 | Reviewed this property |
Big 4 Beacon Resort was great! They offer camping and rental cabins. They are also located directly across the street from the beach. A 3 minute walk at the most
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celina2436
1 February 2017|
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Response from Jerry C | Reviewed this property |
I don't see how you could do both. The penguin parade is at sunset, when they come back to the island. The Moonlit evening tours are are approx. 1 hour, at 5:30pm and 7pm. It is about an hour drive, without any traffic... More
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恩 洁
9 January 2017|
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Response from MiMi&Sue | Property representative |
If travelling back from Phillip Island the only option would be the 10.18am bus from Cowes. You would have to get off the bus at Cranbourne where you would have to get a taxi to the Sanctuary (18km/20min). This should get... More
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