By Day

General admission is available daily from 10am - 5pm.
Keeper talks feature throughout the day.
A range of interactive animal encounters can be booked on arrival.

Ever wanted to experience day to day operations of a wildlife park?
Now you can with our
Keeper for a Day experience.

Other daytime information includes: 

 

Animals you may see

This is a list of the different animals you can see at Moonlit Sanctuary on a daytime visit.
The Sanctuary is also home to a range of nocturnal animals that can be seen on our evening tours (bookings essential).
Mammals and birds are most active in the early morning and later in the afternoon, but tend to rest in the middle of the day, especially in warmer weather.

Mammals

  • Eastern Grey Kangaroo
  • Red-necked Wallaby
  • Tammar Wallaby
  • Swamp Wallaby
  • Red-bellied Pademelon
  • Long-nosed Potoroo
  • Koala
  • Southern Hairy Nosed Wombat 
  • Spot-tailed Quoll
  • Tasmanian Devil
  • Spinifex Hopping Mouse
  • Dingo

 

Birds  

  • Emu
  • Australian Shelduck
  • Tawny Frogmouth
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Black-winged Stilt
  • Bush Stone Curlew #
  • Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo #
  • Gang-gang Cockatoo
  • Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo #
  • Little Corella
  • Sulphur Crested Cockatoo
  • Rainbow Lorikeet
  • Musk Lorikeet
  • Superb Parrot #
  • Orange-bellied Parrot #
  • Barking Owl #
  • Barn Owl
  • Sacred Kingfisher
  • Satin Bowerbird
  • Helmeted Honeyeater #
  • Regent Honeyeater #
  • Eastern Whipbird
  • White-browed Woodswallow

Lizards and snakes 

  • Eastern Blue-tongue Skink
  • Blotched Blue-tongue Skink
  • Shingleback Skink
  • Cunninghams Skink
  • Rough Knob-tailed Gecko
  • Spotted Tree Monitor
  • Lace Monitor (Goanna)
  • Central Bearded Dragon
  • Eastern Water Dragon
  • Gippsland Water Dragon
  • Victorian Carpet Python
  • Coastal Carpet Python
  • Diamond Python
  • Jungle Python
  • Victorian Carpet Python
  • Black-headed Python

Turtles

  • Long-necked Turtle
  • Murray River Turtle

Amphibians

  • Green Tree Frog
  • Growling Grass Frog

Fish

  • Rainbowfish
  • Silver Perch

Invertebrates

  • Yabbie
  • Spiny Leaf Stick Insect
  • Common Stick Insect

Commonly Seen Wild Animals (by day)

Whilst there is no guarantee that you will see these animals, they are all species we see most days.

Birds

  • Heron
  • Spoonbill
  • Cape Barren Goose
  • Pacific Black Duck
  • Chestnut Teal
  • Maned Duck (aka Wood Duck) 
  • Purple Swamp Hen
  • Eurasian Coot
  • Dusky Moorhen
  • Black-tailed Native Hen
  • Australasian Grebe
  • Crested Pigeon
  • Brush Bronzewing Pigeon
  • Noisy Myna
  • Eastern Yellow Robin (Seasonal)
  • Superb Fairy Wren
  • Kookaburra
  • Magpie
  • Red browed finch (seasonal)
  • Spotted Pardelote (seasonal)

 

Invertebrates

  • Butterflies
  • Dragonflies