Australia Travelogue: Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park

Visiting Moonlit Sanctuary and feeding the lovely Wallabies and Kangaroos were the highlights of our entire trip!

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As the Wallabies and Kangaroos were free to roam around in this habitat, we were quite disheartened when we saw the "empty" park 10minutes into our adventure. Nonetheless, we believed that the food in our hands are the best lure for these adorable babies!

The guide told us that Wallabies love being pet on the head and are usually harmless. But their claws were so sharp, and with the mouth being so close to their tiny forehead, I couldn't bring myself to do it.

When I thought I was getting popular with the babies...

Daniel did a better job at retaining their attention!

Although Wallabies and Kangaroos look similar (I couldn't differentiate them when I saw them separately),  Kangaroos has distinct longer limbs and shaper claws, making them harder to approach!

I guess you sort of see Daniel in a "planning to run away anytime" position.

Other than the famous babies, Moonlit Sanctuary houses other (some are endangered) birds, reptiles, mammals and amphibians in the 10 hectares natural bushland for visitors to explore and appreciate.

We managed to catch the Wildlife Show which starts at 2.30pm daily. Please try to catch it because it showcased animals you will not see anywhere else otherwise!


Major Mitchell's Cockatoo

Barn Owl

Tawny Frogmouth

If you are lucky enough to meet the timing of Koala presentation, you may pay a fee to take a photo side by side with adorable Koala! :)

The trip to Moonlit Sanctuary is really an eye-opening experience for us, we definitely recommend it!

Moonlit Sanctuary
550 Tyabb-Tooradin Rd Pearcedale Victoria 3912 Australia
Phone: +61 3 5978 7935