Phillip Island & Helicopter Journey

Phillip Island & Helicopter Journey

Waddling along in their little tuxedos, the penguins of Phillip Island are very dapper indeed. Why not raise your game and join them in the classy stakes?

Start your impeccable adventure with a helicopter ride from the Yarra River in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. Touching down on the island, your Acacia guide will whisk you off to visit to the penguins’ cuddly neighbours at the Koala Conservation Centre.

Sip local wines and savour award winning cheeses at Purple Hen Vineyard before indulging in a gourmet dinner overlooking the awe-inspiring expanse of the Southern Ocean, a wonderfully romantic backdrop and the source of such incredible gastronomic bounty.

And then at last, just as the sun sets over the island, you’ll get to meet those dashing penguins themselves, avoiding the tourist hordes, on an intimate Guided Ranger tour where you will be led on an informative journey through the penguin colony.

Take your seat away from the crowds in the wonderfully located beachfront viewing stand, or if conditions allow, right on the sand, offering superb viewing of the penguins emerging from the water and crossing the beach. A true night to remember.

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Which regions are you interested in?

MelbourneDaylesford and Macedon RangesGreat Ocean RoadGoldfieldsPhilip IslandSnowfieldsYarra Valley & Dandenong RangesKing Valley & High CountryMornington PeninsulaGrampians

Which experience types are you interested in?

UrbanHistory & HeritageCoastalFamilyNature & WildlifeAcacia GoldFood & WineMulti-day

Highlights

  • Private scenic helicopter flight from Melbourne to Phillip Island
  • Regional wine and cheese tastings
  • Penguin Parade (Guide Ranger Tour and viewing)
  • Explore the displays at the Penguin Parade visitor centre and discover more about Phillip Island’s little penguins
  • Gourmet dinner of local produce with beverages


Inclusions

  • Private helicopter flight (One-way 30-minutes)
  • Penguin Parade – Guide Ranger Tour and viewing (12yrs +)
  • Koala Conservation Centre
  • Afternoon tea
  • Dinner with beverages (local beer, wine, soft-drinks)
  • Professional driver guide
  • Private luxury vehicle (Wi-Fi and power recharge enabled)
  • Bottled water


Duration

This 9-hour tour departs at approx. 12:30pm from your nominated Melbourne address



Phillip Island Wildlife Encounters

Phillip Island Wildlife Encounters

Attention animal lovers – all your dreams will come true with this enviable adventure along the Victorian coast.

Your Acacia guide will transport you to the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park on the Mornington Peninsula. There you will be able to meet the who’s who of Australian animals in an exclusive keeper-led experience. Hand feed kangaroos and wallabies, pet and cuddle a koala, walk with dingos, feed fury little sugar gliders, and more.

Then it’s on our way to Phillip Island in time to discover the island’s culinary scene in the picturesque seaside village of Cowes.

After dinner, we’ll set out towards the salty sea air and magnificent cliff-side vistas of Phillip Island for an intimate Guided Ranger tour where you will be led on an informative journey through the penguin colony. Take your seat away from the crowds in the wonderfully located beachfront viewing stand, or if conditions allow, right on the sand, offering superb viewing of the penguins emerging from the water and crossing the beach.

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Which regions are you interested in?

MelbourneDaylesford and Macedon RangesGreat Ocean RoadGoldfieldsPhilip IslandSnowfieldsYarra Valley & Dandenong RangesKing Valley & High CountryMornington PeninsulaGrampians

Which experience types are you interested in?

UrbanHistory & HeritageCoastalFamilyNature & WildlifeAcacia GoldFood & WineMulti-day

Highlights

  • Exclusive two-hour keeper-led tour of Moonlit Sanctuary including animal encounters with koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, dingos, python, tawny frogmouth, glider, and rainbow lorikeets.
  • Penguin Parade (Guide Ranger Tour and viewing)
  • Explore the displays at the Penguin Parade visitor centre and discover more about Phillip Island’s little penguins
  • Wander the cliff top boardwalks at the Nobbies Centre and look for the Australian fur seals and migrating whales
  • Gourmet dinner with beverages at the region’s best rest


Inclusions

  • Exclusive two-hour keeper-led tour of Moonlit Sanctuary
  • Penguin Parade – Guide Ranger Tour and viewing (12yrs +)
  • Afternoon tea
  • Two-course dinner with beverages (local beer, wine, soft-drinks)
  • Professional driver guide
  • Private luxury vehicle (Wi-Fi and power recharge enabled)
  • Bottled water


Duration

This 10 to 11-hour tour departs at approx. 12:30pm (summer), 11:30am (winter) from your nominated Melbourne address



Phillip Island Private Tour

Phillip Island Private Tour

With pristine white beaches and iconic wildlife experiences, there is so much to see and do on this Phillip Island Penguin Parade tour, just 90 minutes from Melbourne.

Acacia recommends climbing to the treetops at the Koala Conservation Centre so you can visit the leafy abode of one of Australia’s most-loved mammals. You’ll be amazed at just how close you can get to these cuddly critters.

Breath in the fresh, salty air as you stroll the shore of the rugged surf beach at Cape Woolamai where the lucky may catch the magical descent of the short-tailed shearwaters as they return from a day of fishing.  Explore the boardwalks at Summerland Peninsula with views to Seal Rocks, home of Australia’s largest Australian fur seal colony.

This leisurely tour also allows time for a palette-pleasing dinner demonstrating the freshest seasonal produce the island and its surrounds have to offer.  Then off to the penguin parade for an intimate Guided Ranger tour where you will be led on an informative journey through the penguin colony. Take your seat away from the crowds in the wonderfully located beachfront viewing stand, or if conditions allow, right on the sand, offering superb viewing of the penguins emerging from the water and crossing the beach.

Your Phillip Island tour will conclude with a comfortable return to journey to Melbourne.

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Which regions are you interested in?

MelbourneDaylesford and Macedon RangesGreat Ocean RoadGoldfieldsPhilip IslandSnowfieldsYarra Valley & Dandenong RangesKing Valley & High CountryMornington PeninsulaGrampians

Which experience types are you interested in?

UrbanHistory & HeritageCoastalFamilyNature & WildlifeAcacia GoldFood & WineMulti-day

Highlights

  • Phillip Island Penguin Parade (Guided Ranger Tour and viewing)
  • Explore the displays at the Penguin Parade visitor centre and discover more about Phillip Island’s little penguins
  • Wander tree top boardwalks for superb up-close koala viewing at the Koala Conservation Centre
  • Visit a local winery – sip wine and graze on local cheeses
  • Stroll Cape Woolamai surf beach
  • Explore the rugged coastline along the cliff top boardwalks at the Nobbies Centre and look for the Australian fur seals and migrating whales
  • Gourmet dinner at one of the region’s best restaurants


Inclusions

  • Phillip Island Penguin Parade – Guided Ranger Tour and viewing (12yrs +)
  • Koala Conservation Centre
  • Wine and produce tastings (optional)
  • Afternoon tea
  • Two-course dinner with beverages (local beer, wine, soft-drinks)
  • Professional driver guide
  • Private luxury vehicle (Wi-Fi and power recharge enabled)
  • Bottled water


Duration

This 9 to 10-hour tour departs at approx. 2:00pm (summer), 1:00pm (winter) from your nominated Melbourne address


Related Tours



Phillip Island Penguin Parade Express

Phillip Island Penguin Parade Express

The beauty of making a break for Phillip Island is that its proximity to Melbourne, compact size, and the fascinating diversity of the local wildlife allows you to make the most of even a fleeting visit.

Join Acacia on this Penguin Parade express tour and a late afternoon departure from Melbourne will have you strolling boardwalks atop the coastal cliffs of the Nobbies. You’ll be stunned by glorious views out to the great expanse and incredible power of the churning Bass Strait.

Then avoid the hoi polloi as we invite you to a special underground vantage point from which to take in the Phillip Island Penguin Parade. A local ranger will teach you everything you need to know about these marvellous creatures as dusk sees them returning from the sea to their burrows. No need to worry about the weather with this enviable perch that offers an eye-to-bird’s eye view.

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Which regions are you interested in?

MelbourneDaylesford and Macedon RangesGreat Ocean RoadGoldfieldsPhilip IslandSnowfieldsYarra Valley & Dandenong RangesKing Valley & High CountryMornington PeninsulaGrampians

Which experience types are you interested in?

UrbanHistory & HeritageCoastalFamilyNature & WildlifeAcacia GoldFood & WineMulti-day

Highlights

  • Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour (Underground viewing)
  • Explore the displays at the Penguin Parade visitor centre and discover more about Phillip Island’s little penguins
  • Explore the rugged coastline along the cliff top boardwalks at the Nobbies Centre and look for the Australian fur seals and migrating whales


Inclusions

  • Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour (Underground viewing)
  • Evening snack and beverage
  • Professional driver guide
  • Private luxury vehicle (Wi-Fi and power recharge enabled)
  • Bottled water


Duration

This 6 to 7-hour tour departs at approx. 4:00pm (summer), 2:00pm (winter) from your nominated Melbourne address