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Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park Evening Tour

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    What to Expect
    Begin your evening tour with pickup from Melbourne CBD, then relax on the hour-long drive to the Moonlit Sanctuary just outside the city.

    Purchase light refreshments (own expense) then enter the sanctuary escorted by your knowledgeable guide, who will provide useful information about the animals and birds you see.

    Hand-feed friendly kangaroos and wallabies, and watch as your guide feeds the feisty Tasmanian devils. Learn about the facial tumors that are endangering this species, and meet the Tasmanian devils' tree-climbing relatives, the endangered spot-tailed quolls.

    Then follow your guide deep into the sanctuary to look for southern bettongs, the miniature kangaroos that are now extinct on mainland Australia. Hand-feed these lovely animals while learning about their island lifestyle, and see the world's smallest gliding mammal, feathertail gliders, as they swoop from branch to branch in the surrounding eucalypt forest.

    Hand-feed squirrel gliders with cobs of corn, and see if you can spot elusive potoroo marsupials and tawny frogmouth owls.

    You might hear the unusual call of the endangered barking owl, and spot sugar gliders and the unusual bush thicknee ground-dwelling bird before meeting the sanctuary's family of dingoes and koalas on your insightful visit to Moonlit Sanctuary. 

    You will be returned to your Melbourne CBD hotel.

    Note that the animals seen at the sanctuary can vary, according to breeding and management requirements.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Russell Street Extension, Russell St Ext, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Return point: Returns to original departure point or Melbourne CBD Hotel
    Departure Time
    5:30pm until October 5
    7pm from October 6 to March 31
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Melbourne City pickup and drop-off
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Driver/guide
    • Animal food for the hand-feeding
    • Entry/Admission - Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • A maximum of 11 people per tour
    • Child pricing applies to all any child aged 0-16 years
    • Please wear good walking shoes and appropriate clothing for weather conditions
    • If you require a hotel pick-up from a Melbourne CBD hotel, please specify your hotel name and address at time of booking
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Last night we enjoyed an evening tour, led by Nat. Nat is a great tour guide, doing an amazing job with remembering every person's name and giving an informing commentary throughout the tour. We held Monty the python, fed plenty of kangaroos and wallabies, and also fed Cape
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    What a lovely experience. Highly recommend whilst in Melbourne. We paid for the Koala experience which was worth every penny. Fed the Kangaroos as well.
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    We loved see the animals.. At night they are way more active then during the day, so we got to see them all up close.. our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the animals and protecting them for future generations..
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    Worked out really well for an evening on the peninsula. Got to see wombats, koalas, Tasmanian devils, emu, lots of birds, gliders, kangaroos, wallabies, potoroos etc
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    We had an excellent evening tour of the animals at the Moonlit Sanctuary. Natalie, our guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. There were only four of us and we had a private tour that felt very personal.
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    About the operator
    By: Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
    Melbourne, Australia
    I visited with overseas guests at the recommendation of a colleague. The experience was much more commercial and
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    Angela S.
    Kochi (Cochin), India
    Conservation Heroes
    Highly recommended. It's a conservation park, the main aim being to rehabilitate and support breeding programs for
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    Ada V
    It was wonderful ♥️
    Wonderful experiment with the kangoeroes eating out of my hand 🦘it was the first time for me and I lovend it.
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    a t
    Burwood East, Australia
    Lovely day with Australian animals and Tips for your visit
    It's been a few years since I last visited and I still highly recommend it (plus it's had a number of upgrades)
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    A special experience
    We were staying right in the middle of the city of Melbourne, one of the main downsides to this experience was the
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    Silvana B
    Overpriced day trip to Moonlit Sanctuary
    My husband and I took our 3 young grandsons to Moonlit Sanctuary as we thought the would enjoy feeding the
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    Dallas, Texas
    What a great place to spend a few hours.
    Stopped by as part of a day trip to Phillip Island,. A variety of Australian animals to see. The keepers are very
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    Melbourne, Australia
    Evening Tour is well worth a visit for children and adults
    Last night we enjoyed an evening tour, led by Nat. Nat is a great tour guide, doing an amazing job with
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    Fabulous Conservation Park and Interactive Educational Experience
    Even if you can't book a behind the scenes tour (very limited, must book in advance), as we did, the experience at
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    What a lovely experience. Highly recommend whilst in Melbourne. We paid for the Koala experience which was worth
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