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Moonlit Sanctuary Tours
  Close Encounters Of The Nocturnal Kind  

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I found the sanctuary quite by accident one day when I was travelling down to the Mornington Peninsular.

Little did I realize that I was to enjoy such a unique Australian wildlife sanctuary  experience, totally different from any other.

Here is where a concern for the conservation of wild life is of utmost importance.

I encountered Australian endangered fauna in their natural environment.

This is an excellent family travel destination so very handy at the tip of the Mornington Peninsula.

The Unique evening Sanctuary Tours are held at dusk where you can enjoy a guided night trek around the bush area searching out nocturnal wildlife including some of Australia's most endangered species.

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The Endangered Australian Spotted Quoll

The Endangered Australian Spotted Quoll

The Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park is situated on 10 hectares of bushland and wetland in Pearcedale.

Established in 2001, it is a top day trip from Melbourne and a "not to miss" experience for the whole family.

What makes this wild life sanctuary so different to other Melbourne zoos is the fact that you can book a Nocturnal Moonlit Sanctuary Tour and experience some amazing and unique creatures that spend their waking hours scurrying around in the dark.

My Travel Tour Affiliate Partner, Viator , offers a fantastic Moonlit Sanctuary Tour that includes

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan to the Sanctuary
  • Driver/guide to givwe you a full run down on what you will be doing and the types of animals that you will see
  • Animal food for the hand-feeding

Wander through the Sanctuary with lanterns identifying nocturnal animals such as ...

  • owls
  • feathertail and squirrel gliders
  • quolls
  • pademelons and
  • bettongs

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Where Is The Moonlit Sanctuary?

The Moonlit Sanctuary is only 50 minutes from Melbourne via the Monash Freeway, M1 and The Westernport Hwy A780.

550 Tyabb-Tooradin Road
Pearcedale VIC 3912

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When Is The Conservation Park Open?

The Conservation Wildlife Park is open Day And Night.

Open to the public daily between 10am and 5pm.

Closed Christmas Day.

Evening Moonlit Sanctuary tours start at dusk, these need to be booked in advance.

  • Daytime Guided Tours are available on request, otherwise you can do your own thing using the handy map.
  • Personally Guided Evening Tours. (Bookings are essential.) An amazing Hands-On experience with Australian Wildlife---food is provided for you to feed the animals.
  • A Unique and Educational experience getting close up and personal with some rare and endangered wildlife.
  • You can book children's parties and private functions for groups up to 60.
  • There are Educational Programs for school groups with School Holiday Programs being run throughout the year.

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Pick up your touring map at the entrance before you start your journey around the park and don't forget to take some feed to share with the animals.

The wild life conservation park is dedicated to educating the public, conserving wildlife and researching into what is going on with Australia's endangered species.

The public are encouraged to interact with the animals here at the park, feeding the kangaroos is quite an experience.

You may be lucky to be able to walk with a real live Australian Dingo as they need to be exercised on a daily basis.

What Animals Will You Find On These Moonlit Sanctuary Tours?

Some of the animals in the Sanctuary can be found roaming freely around the enclosure. Others are housed in their own enclosures to keep them safe from predators.

Unique Australian animals that you will find here include ...  

  • Kookaburras
  • Emu
  • Dingoes
  • Parrots and other Australian native birds
  • Koalas
  • Echidnas
  • Wombats
  • Possums
  • Tasmanian Devils
  • Spiders and reptiles

The Australian Emu Enclosure at the Sanctuary

Emu enclosure at the Moonlit Sanctuary, Mornington Peninsular

The Australian Dingo

Australian Dingo compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/partnerhund/39873257/

The Australian Koala

Moonlit Sanctuary Koala compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/lauri_vain/4043133868/

Facilities At The Moonlit Sanctuary

  • BBQ and picnic area
  • Cafe supplying light meals and refreshments
  • Plenty of car parking spots and coach parking
  • A very helpful Visitor Information Center
  • Gift and Souvenir Shop
  • Toilets
  • Disabled facilities and easy access to all viewing platforms and enclosure areas

This has to be a unique experience not to be missed. Suitable for the whole family any time of the year.

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