Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
550 Tyabb-Tooradin Road, Pearcedale, VIC 3912
  • Phone:
  • 03 5978 7935

Melbourne’s award winning wildlife park, only 50 minutes drive from the centre of Melbourne.

Winner of the Victorian Tourism Awards in Ecotourism, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park invites you to explore 10 hectares of bushland, meeting endangered species, feeding kangaroos and wallabies, petting koalas and enjoying hands-on encounters with friendly birds, pythons and dingos.

Inspired by the work of famous British conservationist Gerald Durrell, Moonlit Sanctuary is now home to 60 Australian species. Many, including about 80 kangaroos and wallabies, are free to roam through the bush and give visitors a rare natural encounter. Others are housed in large natural enclosures, including endangered creatures such as the strange-looking bush thick-knees bird whose call hadn’t been heard on the Mornington Peninsula for more than 60 years.

Colourful parrots abound, waterbirds are at home in extensive wetlands and visitors can explore the flourishing bush foods garden. The critically endangered orange bellied parrot, red bellied pademelons, southern bettongs spot-tailed quolls and Tasmanian Devils are also protected at Moonlit Sanctuary, which has received the Sustainable Cities award for Preservation of the Environment.

Accessibility information

Moonlit Sanctuary has no steps and has easy gradients on formed paths throughout. Please visit the accessibility page on Moonlit Sanctuary’s website for detailed information.

Opening hours

Open Saturday and Sunday, 10 am until 5 pm.

Visit Moonlit Sanctuary for FREE