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Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park

#1 of 2 things to do in Pearcedale Features Animals
550 Tyabb-Tooradin Rd, Pearcedale, Victoria 3912, Australia
+61 3 5978 7935
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US$16.94*
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Moonlit Sanctuary Daytime General Entry
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US$92.78*
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Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park Evening Tour
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US$112.14*
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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%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went this place as family with 7year olds kid. Price is reasonable. Staff is very kind. A lot of kangaroos to see and feed. They are so friendly. We went this wildlife park after our trip from Puffing Billy in morning. Recommend to visit...More

Thank Anat K
MiMi&Sue, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your review. we really enjoy hearing about our visitors experiences, Our staff are wonderful and we are glad you found them so friendly. The show is great and we are glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were having a day out Morning/Hastings when we came across a sign Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife etc. on the spur of the moment we turned left towards Moonlit Sanctuary and spend 3 hours walking around interacting with the animals and taking over 1300 photos. We...More

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

Thanks for your review. I am glad you enjoyed our birds, as they are a favourite of mine. Looks like you got some great photos!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited this informative wildlife park on two occasions with my grandchildren, on the first occasion I had the younger children and next the older ones, both times all the children had a great time with our Australian animals they enjoyed being up close...More

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

Thanks for your review and we hope to welcome you back in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this place on a weekend, it was quite busy even though it was a cold day. 5 stars to the maintenance and the friendly staff. Feeding the wallaby's and the birds was fun. Should stay here for an hour at-least to see everything on...More

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

Thank you for your review, and we are happy you enjoyed your visit to Moonlit Sanctuary. We are sorry you thought the cost of the attraction was a little high. Our research tells us our admission fees are moderate compared with similar experiences in other...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You need minimum 1 1/2hrs to walk around and to get into the viewing area for the shows. Bad thing about this small reserve park is that they don't announce that the shows' starting time. Just keep an eye on your timing.... to get the...More

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

Thank you for your review. On arrival we give all visitors a printed timetable of animal encounters, presentations and shows as well as a map that indicates the location of each event. They are timed so as guests have ample time to move between each....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this place, the staff were great, informative, you could ask them anything. Loved getting close and personal with the large male Koala who was so gentle, I even put my face up close, he was gorgeous. Wide range of animals to see and birds,rescued...More

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the wide range of animals we have at Moonlit Sanctuary and are especially happy you enjoyed your koala experience!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our morning at the all Australian sanctuary, particularly the personal Koala cuddle and petting session ($15 extra). Dingo petting is also available. Admission prices are very reasonable for a large family. Even the home made food was well priced (not like Melbourne Zoo's...More

Thank Centaur4
MiMi&Sue, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are glad you noticed our work with orange bellied parrots, which is very important to us, and are very happy you enjoyed your visit so much.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here with our exchange student so she could cuddle a koala and feed the kangaroos she was not disappointed said it was the best time she had .Prices are good $20 for adults $11 for kids up to 17 $15 to cuddle koala...More

Thank Gary D
MiMi&Sue, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So happy your exchange student enjoyed their visit. Moonlit Sanctuary is a great place to take international guests.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had just 90 minutes to look round on a trip to Phillip Island it was not enough to do the place justice. We fed the kangaroos and wallabies they are adorable. Doing a selfie with a koala was special too. There were lots of...More

Thank cb512016
MiMi&Sue, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. Looking forward to welcoming you back for a longer stay next time!

Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

A well set out sanctuary. You can book and pay extra to hand feed Koalas. Be careful hand feeding the emus as they peck hard! The kangaroos and wallabies are very friendly and easy to feed.

Thank Mark P
MiMi&Sue, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thanks for your review and kind comments, and we are happy you enjoyed interacting with the animals.

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violetpilot852
17 February 2017|
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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 Bruno C | Reviewed this property |
Well,the sanctuary is in mornigton peninsula,the pinguins are in Philip Island wich is a over 250 km distance..If you drive would be a all day tour,but if you would do the sanctuary early morning and drive straight to Philip... 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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