Pearcedale:

Population: 3,721 (2006)
Postcode: 3912
Elevation: 2 m (7 ft)
Location:
  • 50 km (31 mi) from Melbourne
  • 13 km (8 mi) from Cranbourne
  • Local Government Area: City of Casey
    State District: Hastings
    Federal Division: Flinders
    In and around Pearcedale:
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    Langwarrin South Pearcedale Devon Meadows
    Somerville Somerville Tooradin

    Pearcedale is a town in Victoria, Australia, 50 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the City of Casey. At the 2006 Census, Pearcedale had a population of 3721.

    2-Day Great Ocean Road, Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island Tour more_vert
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    Soak up the natural beauty of Australia’s coast as you spend two days visiting the highlights of the Great Ocean Road, Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island. Traveling to some of southern Australia’s most iconic destinations — including the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, the Otway Ranges and the penguin parade on Phillip Island — you'll discover Victoria’s breathtaking coastline and make stops for wildlife viewing, visits to small towns and walks in scenic locations along the route.

    Itinerary

    Day 1: The Great Ocean Road

    Stop At: Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Princetown, Victoria 3269 Australia
    See the spectacular 12 Apostles!
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Loch Ard Gorge, Great Ocean Road Port Campbell National Park, Port Campbell, Victoria Australia
    Hear the tragic story of the shipwreck at Loch Ard Gorge.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Great Otway National Park, Great Ocean Rd, Hordern Vale, Victoria 3221 Australia
    Take a stroll through the Otway Rainforest.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Dinner: Dinner at Beacon Resort Queenscliff.
    Accommodation included: Accommodation & dinner at the multi award winning Beacon Resort Queenscliff.

    Day 2: Mornington Peninsula & Penguin Parade

    Stop At: Searoad Ferries, 1 Wharf St E, Queenscliff VIC 3225, Australia
    Catch the morning ferry from picturesque Queenscliff to Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Rye Beach, Rye, Victoria Australia
    See the famous Bathing Boxes and the amazing views from Murrays Lookout.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, 550 Tyabb-Tooradin Rd, Pearcedale, Victoria 3912 Australia
    Encounter Australian wildlife at Moonlit Sanctuary - see wombats, koalas, kangaroos, dingos & more!
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast at award winning bakery - Rolling Pin.
    No accommodation included on this day.

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    Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park Evening Tour more_vert
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    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.

    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.

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    Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park Daytime General Entry Ticket more_vert
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    Melbourne's award winning wildlife park, Moonlit Sanctuary invites you to explore 10 hectares of bushland, meeting endangered species,  kangaroos and wallabies, and enjoying encounters with friendly birds, pythons, and dingoes. Ten free keeper presentations and a wildlife show daily. Moonlit Sanctuary is only 50 minutes drive from central Melbourne on the way to Phillip Island.

    Visit: Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, 550 Tyabb-Tooradin Rd, Pearcedale, Victoria 3912 Australia

    Moonlit Sanctuary is home to over 60 Australian species. Many, including about 80 kangaroos and wallabies, are free to roam the bush and give visitors a rare natural encounter, while others are housed in large natural enclosures. Colourful parrots abound, waterbirds are at home in extensive wetlands and visitors can explore the flourishing bush foods garden.
    The critically endangered orange bellied parrot, red bellied pademelons, southern bettongs, spot tailed quolls and Tasmanian devils are all protected at Moonlit Sanctuary, a winner of the Victorian Tourism Awards in Ecotourism.
    Open every day of the year except Christmas Day (25th December) from 10am to 5pm. Ticket buys admission only for visitors finding their own way to Moonlit Sanctuary by private car or other means. Includes ten daily keeper presentations and "Conservation in Action" wildlife show as well as the chance to get close to over 60 different types of iconic Australian wildlife in natural bushland surroundings.
    Moonlit Sanctuary is proud to be ecotourism accredited by Ecotourism Australia and animal welfare accredited by the Zoo Aquarium Association,

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