Get to know our wildlife

Scroll down or click on the buttons for information, cost for extras, and times: 
 * Please check back closer to your visit to avoid disappointment.

 




For a unique experience:

Whether you want to cuddle a koala, hold a snake, meet Hootie the owl, or feed a tawny frogmouth, Moonlit Sanctuary offers the experience to get up close and personal with our animals.

Depending on weather and animal reactions other encounters may be cancelled or shortened without notice. We thank you for understanding.

Booking in advance is recommended to avoid disappointment with Barn Owl, Dingo Adventure / Walk and Behind the Scenes tour.  Koala & Python Encounters, can be purchased when you come to the Sanctuary.

We also offer keeper talks at set times throughout the day. See Keeper Talks below for session times.

The keeper reserves the right to cancel any encounter or presentation at any time, for reasons relating to animal welfare. Koala Encounters will be cancelled when local temperature exceeds 35 degrees centigrade.

  

Encounter times 

TIMES CURRENT AS AT  1st APRIL 2018
*Please note that times bolded vary throughout the year. Please check back closer to your visit for the correct time for that season
.

Encounter  Times Available  Cost (in addition to admission)
Koala Encounter

Note: 1:15PM Session is not available every day during winter. Please call on the day to confirm availability

11.30am1:15pm & 3.00pm daily* 

$20 per adult
$15 per child (4-17)

Bookings are not available   *1:15PM Koala Encounter is not available every day during winter. Please call on the day to check availability.


Python Encounter

10.30am & 2:00pm daily

 $5 per person

Barn Owl Encounter


1.45pm daily

$30 per person. Maximum 5 People. Minimum age 12 years. Bookings recommended.

Payment must be made in full at time of booking

Dingo Encounter

12:15pm & 4.00pm daily

$20 per person. Up to 5 people to play with the dingoes for 15 minutes. Minimum age is 4 years old. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Bookings recommended. Payment must be made in full at time of booking. 
Dingo Walk 10.45am daily

$50 per person. Maximum 2 people. Minimum age 12 years. A half hour walk with the dingoes. Bookings recommended. Children aged 12- 15 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Payment must be made in full at time of booking.

Behind the Scenes Tour

 

 
Orange-bellied parrot 

A bird on the hand

 



Kookaburra

12:00 noon daily

 


/

11:00am Mon-Fri & 11:30am Sat-Sun

Must be booked





3.15 pm daily


$165 for up to 5 people. A one hour tour with a keeper. Includes;  Golden tree snake or Diamond Python, Feeding Tawny Frogmouth, Yellow Bellied Glider and Rainbow Lorikeets. Preparation of Animal Enrichment treat and set up in enclosure. Bookings recommended. Payment must be made in full at time of booking. 


Meet one of the world's rarest birds - literally in your hand. 1 person $100, 2 people $150. This very special encounter must be booked
Thank you Your contribution goes directly into our conservation breeding program supporting the recovery of this critically endangered species


$30 per person. Maximum 2 People. Minimum age 12 years. Bookings Recommended

Payment must be made in full at time of booking



 Encounter Packages

*Please note that times vary throughout the year. Please check back closer to your visit for the correct time for that season.

Encounter  Time  Cost

Premium Package

On Request - Koala petting available at above times only

Koala petting must be at one of the above encounter times $85 per person. Maximum 2 People. Minimum age 12 years. Children aged 12-15 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Includes:

Koala Petting
Barn Owl Holding
Dingo walk with keeper 10.45 am only

Bookings recommended. Payment must be made in full at time of booking

Standard Package

At time of encounters above 

All encounters must be at the times listed above $35 per person. Numbers based on availability. Minimum age 4 years. Children aged 4-11 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Includes:

Koala Petting
Python Holding
Dingo Encounter

Bookings recommended. Payment must be made in full at time of booking

Back To Top >


Our knowledgeable keepers are on hand to give a range of talks on our animals during the day.
These presentations are included in the admission price. 

Visitors can also book an up-close animal encounter. See Animal Encounters above for more information.

*Please note that times vary throughout the year. Please check back closer to your visit for the correct time for that season

PresentationTimeWhere                         
Python10.30am daily                          
Animal Training Session                       11.00am dailyShow Arena
Tasmanian Devil11.30 am daily
Dingo12.00 noon daily
Cockatoo12.30pm daily
Koala1.00pm daily
Wombat Training1.30pm daily
Python2.00pm daily
Wildlife Show - Conservation in Action 2.20pm gates open & close at start of show at 2:30pm dailyShow Arena
No late admissions
Kookaburra3.00pm daily
Wombat

Koala
3.30 pm daily

4.00pm daily

Back To Top >


Experience day to day operations of a wildlife park. Help our staff with feeding the animals, and all the other tasks required to keep our animals in good health. A chance to get close to many of the animals, and learn much more about them.  

  • Half-day 1 person $150
  • Half-day 2 person $225
  • Full-day 1 person $250
  • Full-day 2 person $375

Recommended for Adults and Children of 12 yrs or above. Please note that if under 18 years must book 2-person experience and be accompanied by parent or guardian. A wonderful gift for the animal lover in your family. Contact us for more information.

MUST be booked in advance
 

     

Back To Top >