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Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park

Main Activity: Coastal Trails

Australia - Victoria - Pearcedale

Contact Information

Contact: Mr Michael Johnson
Address: 550 Tyabb-Tooradin Road, Pearcedale, Victoria, Australia
Tel: 03 5978 7935
GPS: 145° 24' 97" E, 38° 21' 29" S


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 in the wild, cuddling koalas and enjoying hands-on encounters with friendly sugar gliders, pythons and dingos.

Inspired by the work of famous British conservationist Gerald Durrell, Moonlit Sanctuary is now home to 50 Australian species.
Many, including about 80 kangaroos, 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.
Red bellied pademelons, southern bettongs and eastern quolls (all extinct on mainland Australia), endangered fluffy gliders, squirrel gliders and Tasmanian Devils are also protected at Moonlit Sanctuary, which has received the Sustainable Cities award for Preservation of the Environment.
Colourful parrots abound, waterbirds are at home in extensive wetlands and visitors can sample the flourishing bush foods garden.

At night, Moonlit Sanctuary comes alive in a remarkable way, with world-famous lantern-lit tours. Owls and other night birds are active, tiny feathertail gliders and beautiful squirrel gliders swoop around, and quolls, pademelons and bettongs forage for food. Visitors are amazed that even animals such as wallabies are much more active and responsive at night.

Species sighted in this area

Kangaroos, wallabies, koala bears, sugar-gliders, python and dingoes.
Many endangered species such as Tasmanian Devil, fluffy gliders and squirrel gliders and many more exotic birds and reptiles.

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