Where to see Australian animals in Melbourne?

At Go West Tours we are often asked: where is the best place to see Australian animals in Melbourne? If seeing native Australian animals is high on your to-do list during your visit to our beautiful city, then we know just the place for you!

Moonlit Sanctuary is a great place near Melbourne to see unique Australian wildlife such as kangaroos, koalas, wallabies and wombats – animals you won’t see anywhere else in the world. When you visit the sanctuary one of the best ways to see these Aussie animals up close is to watch Moonlit Sanctuary’s Conservation in Action Wildlife Show.

The show is lead by the keepers who work at Moonlit Sanctuary, but the real stars of the show are the well-trained wildlife. You’ll be amazed at the clever antics of animals such as a dingoes, barn owls and cockatoos – as they climb and fly around the show arena.

Plus you can learn fun facts about unique Australian animals like the barking owl; which got its name from the ‘barking’ call it makes, the tawny frogmouth; a bird whose feathers help it camouflage in the trees, and the spotted-tailed quoll; which is a carnivorous marsupial.

Just as important as watching these animals in action – is to learn about the conservation work that is done to protect our native Australia animals and ensure these animals can call Australia home for many more years to come.

How to get there

If you would like the opportunity to view the Conservation in Action Wildlife Show, join us on our Phillip Island Day Tour – where we visit not only Moonlit Sanctuary, but also the bathing boxes at Brighton Beach and the Penguin Parade at Phillip Island.