Watch nocturnal animals and birds wake from their slumber on a night-time visit to Melbourne's wildlife wonderland, Moonlit Sanctuary. Take a magical lantern-lit evening tour of the sanctuary, and see owls, feathertail and squirrel gliders, quolls, pademelons and bettongs swoop and forage for food in their natural nocturnal environment.
What You'll Get
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.
- 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
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
- Melbourne City pickup and drop-off
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Animal food for the hand-feeding
- Entry/Admission - Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
- Food and drinks
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
Returns to original departure point
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Moonlit Sanctuary in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.
This offer is not eligible for promo codes.
The Fine Print
7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here.