Guided tours (day or night)

Rainbow Lorikeets - Trichoglossus HaematodusTake your kids, club or group on a guided tour through one of Melbourne's hidden treasures - the River Red Gum woodlands and wetlands of the Wildlife Sanctuary.

Come on either a day or nocturnal night tour to discover our plants and animals up close.

Twilight Tours

A high proportion of Australia's unique wildlife is nocturnal and emerges only at night. So if you want to see them you'll need to venture out into the dark. Discover a whole different world! We'll hopefully see possums, bats, birds, the odd gecko and other local wildlife out here in the bush.

Our guide will walk with your group through the Sanctuary and using spotlights, you will be able to spot some of our night-time creatures, whilst also learning about what we do and about the animals that live in this area.

Bookings are essential.

Book a spot on one of our public Twilight Tours

Book a private Twilight Tour


Child (under 15)$10.00
La Trobe Staff, Students and Alumni$15.00
Free entry for children under 3 when accompanied by a paying adult
Discounts apply to group bookings. 
NB: Please note that prices are subject to change.

When do tours run?

Public Twilight Tours run every month except January. Private group bookings are welcome and can be booked on a night of your choice.

You can view our public tour dates here.

Start times change throughout the year will depend on civil twilight on your chosen date. You can look up the start time ("civil twilight, end") of your chosen date via this website.

What do I need to bring?

No equipment is required but we recommend that you dress appropriately for the weather – preferably wearing comfortable shoes and long pants.

Please note that you cannot bring your own torch on twilight tours.

Daylight Tours

Why not treat your club, extended family or group to a guided tour of the La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary. Day tours can be arranged for any day, anytime and are a great way of learning about the Melbourne region's natural history. Tours can be run for groups of 10 or more people. Minimum charges apply.

Each daylight tour costs $140 and has a maximum of 25 people per tour.

Bookings are essential.

Book a Day Tour

Self-Guided Tours

Groups of less than 10 people are welcome to take a self-guided tour through the Sanctuary during our opening hours.There is gold coin entry and maps are available at the entrance to the Sanctuary.

*No equipment is required but we recommend that you dress appropriately for the weather – preferably wearing comfortable shoes and long pants.