Moonlit Sanctuary

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Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary, & Penguin Parade Day Trip

1. Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary, & Penguin Parade Day Trip

Climb aboard the centuries-old steam train Puffing Billy and enjoy the ride through lush fern gullies and Eucalyptus forests. Lovingly maintained by a dedicated team of volunteers, this historic steam train still runs on its original mountain track, winding through the Dandenong Ranges. Next, head down to the award-winning Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Park to see a range of Australian animals. Learn about iconic species such as kangaroos, koalas, emus, and wallabies, as well as some of Australia's lesser-known favourites including quolls, owls, bandicoots, and Tasmanian devils. Hand feed some of the friendly local kangaroos and wallabies on the "Wallaby Walk". Arriving on Phillip Island, your first stop is the picturesque Point Grant, which offers incredible panoramic views of the coastline, as well as a gentle boardwalk around the Nobbies and Seal Rocks area. Finally, cap it all off with a visit to the world famous Penguin Parade to see the world's smallest penguins waddle up the beach before your eyes, making their way back home to their burrows higher up in the sand dunes.

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What people are saying about Moonlit Sanctuary

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 318 reviews

Fantastic trip, was able to do everything even with the later start, incredibly accommodating: was running 4 minutes late to pick up due to trains and they were able to wait for us. Our guide was lovely and we had a great time. (I would suggest bringing your own lunch as we found the lunch and dinner options at the different locations overlapped a fair bit)

Great day with an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. Phone to upgrade to Penguins Plus which was very worth the small extra cost!

It is a fabulous and fascinating experience. The penguins are impressive little creatures and very cute.

Guide Bert was so welcoming & informative! I had a great day and got to see loads of amazing animals☺️

It was a great tour. I strongly recommend. especially Chris was a very experienced gentleman.