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
New Wedgetailed Eagle Exhibit Opens
23 Mar 2017
Keeper Club is Awesome! This Easter Holidays Dates Announced - Be Quick.
01 Mar 2017
Such a fun way for kids to enjoy environmental activities, animal encounters and native animal care in their school holidays.
Each day includes: interactions with dingo, python, off-limits animals, feeding animals & food prep, animal enrichment activities. Learn about our animals, their conservation and the environment.
We target the activities for ages 7-14 years and limit groups to 16 children per day. The program runs from 10-4pm each day.
This April 2017 school holiday dates are :
• Week 1: Monday 3rd. Tuesday 4th, Wednesday 5th, Thursday 6th, and Friday 7th April
• Week 2: Monday 10th, Tuesday 11th, Wednesday 12th, and Thursday 13th of April
• 10am -4pm each day
Cost: $70.00 per day, or $189 for 3 days (pro rata for additional days).
For More Information and Booking CLICK HERE
Kathy Lette Visits Us Out of the Blue !
14 Feb 2017
What a wonderful Valentines Day to have the pleasure of Kathy Lette at the Sanctuary.
Kathy Lette is an Australian and English Author, best known in Australia for having written 'Puberty Blues', and more recently the script for the movie 'Absolutely Fabulous'. She is married to Geoffrey Robinson the British human rights lawyer, and known here for his hosting many a 'Hypothetical'.
Kathy was here with her photographer from the Daily Mail in the UK to write an article about Moonlit Sanctuary and the Mornington Peninsula as a whole. She can be seen here with Tyipa, the Koala. We look forward to reading her article.