Welcome to Moonlit Sanctuary
Moonlit Sanctuary is only 50 minutes south-east of central Melbourne, at the top of the Mornington Peninsula, and on the way to the Penguins on Phillip Island.
Melbourne’s award winning wildlife park, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park invites you to explore 10 hectares of bushland, meeting endangered species, feeding kangaroos and wallabies, petting koalas and enjoying encounters with colourful birds, reptiles, dingoes and many other animals.
At night, Moonlit Sanctuary comes alive with world-famous lantern-lit tours. Night birds are active, tiny feathertail gliders and giant yellow-bellied gliders swoop around, and endangered quolls, pademelons and bettongs forage for food.
Our Sanctuary is an ark for endangered creatures, and a showcase of their unique beauty. It is a living classroom which encourages children and adults alike to unlock the mystery of Australian mammals, reptiles, birds, fish, insects and amphibians in a natural bush setting.
You can experience a range of magical activities at Moonlit Sanctuary
Wander around our beautiful wetlands, a haven for water birds that change with the seasons. Meet koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, emus, Cape Barren geese and curlews, and stop past the wombats.
BY DAY...enjoy hand-feeding our gentle and curious wallabies and kangaroos, or cuddle one of our resident koalas. You can meet our feisty Tassie devils, and learn the latest in the fight to save this threatened species.
Catch one of our daily dingo talks, and get to know the characters in our dingo pack. Book in for an exclusive adventure with dingos Blaze and Scorch. Enjoy a python presentation or get up close and personal for a python cuddle.
Then pop over to the parrots and see orange bellied parrots, a critically endangered species; then visit the stunning red-tailed black cockatoos, gang gang, superb parrots, and the unique violet eyes of our bower birds.
BY NIGHT...embark on a guided lantern-lit evening tour which winds its way through the home of many of the sanctuary's memorable nocturnal animals. See feather-tail gliders, a nightjar, quolls, Tasmanian devils, owls and possums. Meet squirrel gliders, bettongs, potoroos, to name but a few of the creatures you will encounter at surprisingly close quarters.
CONSERVATION IN ACTION
OUR DAILY SHOW
DAYLIGHT SAVING - Encounter time changes
19 Sep 2016
If you a planning a visit in Octobr 2016 - to avoid disappointment - you might want to note that there will be a change in Encounter and Keeper Talk times.
From Sunday October 2nd they will be;
- Koala Encounter 11.00am, 1:15pm, & 3.30pm daily
May be cancelled due to extreme heat
- Python Encounter 11:30am & 1:45pm daily
- Barn Owl Encounter 12.00pm daily
- Dingo Adventure 12:30pm & 3.00pm daily
- Dingo Walk 10.00am daily
- Behind the Scenes Tour 11:30am daily
KEEPER TALKS & PRESENTATIONS
- Koala 11.00am daily
- Python 11.30am daily
- Dingo 12.00pm daily
- Tasmanian Devil 12.30pm daily
- Corella Training 1.00pm daily
- Koala 1.15pm daily
- Python 1:45pm daily
- Wildlife Show - Conservation in Action Gates open at 2.20pm & close at start of show at 2:30pm daily
May be cancelled in extreme heat
- Wombat 3.00pm daily
- Koala 3.30pm daily
6 Places you can cuddle a koala, guaranteed This Holiday - About Travel
17 Sep 2016
"One of the best parts of visiting Australia is the chance to snuggle up with some of the unique - and incredibly adorable - wildlife. While you’re here, you’ll want to hand-feed the kangaroos, pet a wombat and, of course, cuddle a koala.While it’s not advisable to cuddle a koala in the wild (they may look cute, but they can actually be quite cranky and vicious!) there are plenty of places where you can get up close and personal with a docile, human-friendly version of one of Australia’s most iconic animals."
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Dingo Twins celebrate their first Birthday
26 Jul 2016
The Herald Sun joined us at Moonlit Sanctuary to celebrate the first birthday of our two dingoes. It was great fun for the dingoes and for the staff who were able to get creative with a special surprise.
For their birthday treat they tucked into a special celebration MEAT CAKE - made with kibble, peanut butter, iced with a protein recovery mix.
To read the article by Lucy Callander further CLICK HERE >>> photo is (c) to Herald Sun