Are you a wildlife lover who is planning to visit Melbourne, Australia? If yes, then Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park is a must-visit destination on your list.

Located just an hour’s drive from Melbourne, this park is a great place to witness Australian wildlife in their natural habitat.

In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at Moonlit Sanctuary and why it’s a great destination for animal lovers visiting Melbourne. We’ll also show you how to get there – with a Go West Tour.

Overview of Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park

Moonlit Sanctuary is a 10-hectare wildlife conservation park that is home to over 60 Australian animal species. The park is nestled in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula, surrounded by eucalyptus trees and a variety of native vegetation.

The sanctuary provides visitors with a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with some of Australia’s most iconic wildlife species, such as kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, wombats, and much more.

What to expect at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park

At Moonlit Sanctuary, you can take a guided tour or explore the park on your own. The guided tours are led by experienced wildlife guides who provide visitors with an in-depth understanding of the animals and their habitats. During the tour, you can also feed the kangaroos and wallabies, watch the wombats play, and see the dingoes, quolls, and other nocturnal animals.

How to get to Moonlit Sanctuary

If you’re visiting Melbourne, you should definitely add our Phillip Island Penguin Parade tour to your itinerary. Go West Tours offers a great option to see the penguin parade and experience the joy of Moonlit Sanctuary.

Here’s what you can expect on the tour:

  • A visit to the famous Brighton Beach boxes
  • A guided tour at the award-winning Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
  • Meet and feed a wide range of Australian animals including koalas, wombats, dingoes, and many more
  • Visit Point Grant to view the Nobbies and Seal Rock
  • Stroll the coastal boardwalks to enjoy amazing panoramic views
  • See the penguins waddle up the Phillip Island Penguin Parade at sunset

Here’s what’s included in the tour:

Pick up from your accommodation

The tour starts with a convenient pick-up from your hotel or accommodation in Melbourne. You’ll be greeted by a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide who will accompany you throughout the day.

Visit the Bathing Boxes

Stop in at Brighton Beach to see the colourful bathing boxes lining the sand. It’s a great place to take photos and learn about the history of Melbourne.

Wildlife encounters

Before the penguin parade, you’ll have the chance to see some of Australia’s unique wildlife. The tour includes a visit to the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, where you can get up close and personal with kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, and other Australian animals.

Scenic drive to Phillip Island

Sit back and relax as you enjoy a scenic drive to Phillip Island. Along the way, you’ll pass through picturesque coastal towns, rolling hills, and lush farmland.

Explore Phillip Island’s coast

Check out some of the island’s most famous destinations, including Seal Rocks, Point Grant and The Nobbies. You’ll experience amazing coastal views and spot some local wildlife along the way.

Experience the Penguin Parade

The main attraction of the tour is the Phillip Island Penguin Parade. As the sun sets, hundreds of little penguins emerge from the ocean and waddle their way up the beach to their burrows. It’s a magical sight to witness these cute and quirky creatures in their natural habitat.

In conclusion, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park is a must-visit destination for animal lovers visiting Melbourne. With over 60 species of Australian animals, the park provides visitors with a unique opportunity to witness these iconic species in their natural habitats. So what are you waiting for? Join us on a Phillip Island tour to experience it for yourself!


Written by: Leah Furey – Digital Content Coordinator