Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park has so many wonderful, hands on experiences for visitors to the park. If you want to get up close to Australian wildlife and learn about different species of native animals, this is a wonderful place to take the tribe.
Moonlit Sanctuary is located 50 minutes from central Melbourne, and is a great way to take the tribe to get up close and personal with Australian wildlife. You can visit the sanctuary by day or by night for their famous lantern-lit evening tours. This means you can see the nocturnal animals such as birds, feather-tail gliders, quolls and Tasmanian Devils active in their habitat.
You can also choose how hands on you want to be with the wildlife, with animal encounters including koala cuddles, nursing a python, dingo walks and more, or you can stick around for keeper talks where you can learn more about your favourite animals. Moonlit Sanctuary also offers the opportunity for older kids to be a keeper for the day. You can also book a birthday party where the kids have hands on encounters with the animals.
This awesome park not only aims to give people the chance to experience the rare animals that live in the Australian bush, but it also is helping to halt the rapid extinction of animal species in Australia through conversation programs.
Moonlit Sanctuary has remained small and kept its focus on Australian wildlife and allowing its visitors to experience up-close encounters with the animals which is one of the reasons that the conservation park attracts celebrities like Hugh Jackman who loved his visit to Moonlit Sanctuary so much he openly promoted it to his fans saying it’s a place they should check out if they’re ever in the area.
The tribe will learn all about endangered animals and conservation projects and what we can do to help our native animals from facing extinction. A visit to Moonlit Sanctuary is a must if you’re journeying from Melbourne to Phillip Island.