Phillip Island & Helicopter Journey

Private helicopter to Phillip Island for Koalas, Wallabies, Birdlife and nature’s phenomenal Penguin Parade

Take a private helicopter to the tiny island of pristine white beaches and incredible wildlife. A day of luxury and excitement meeting native wildlife, exploring rugged clifftops and seeing the world-famous penguin parade.

Beginning in the heart of Melbourne board your private helicopter. Following a spectacular ascent through a canyon of skyscrapers, fly high over metropolitan Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula before touching down on the island.

Visit the Koala Conservation Centre to wander treetop walkways offering superb eye-level viewing of Australia’s most-loved and cuddly marsupial. Keep an eye out for resident wallabies and echidna’s that can often be spotted in the surrounding bushland.

Stroll the boardwalks around The Nobbies absorbing coastal views at lookout points set amongst natural sea bird gardens. Be transfixed by the thundering blowhole and keep your eyes out for a daylight sighting of the Little Penguins. As the sun begins to set, the journey continues along the Summerland Peninsula toward the Penguin Parade visitor centre. Travel off-road along the rugged island coastline and spot wild wallabies and Cape Barren geese as they graze at dusk.

Prior to the arrival of the penguins, join a local ranger who will lead you on an intimate and informative journey through the penguin colony then take your seat away from the crowds in the wonderfully located beachfront viewing stand offering superb viewing of the penguins emerging from the water and crossing the beach. Watch in awe as members of the 32,000 strong Penguin colony waddle their way to their nests.

Dinner will be served in popular seaside village of Cowes at a favourite local restaurant serving a palette-pleasing menu that demonstrates the freshest seasonal produce the island and its surrounds have to offer.

Penguin Viewing Options

GUIDED RANGER TOUR (Min age 12 years)

Join your ranger guide for an informative journey through the penguin colony, enjoying their commentary via your personal headset.

Take your seat in the beachfront viewing stand offering intimate viewing of the penguins emerging from the water and crossing the beach.

Best for: A more intimate and educational experience.

Maximum: 10 per group

UNDERGROUND VIEWING

Get an eye-level view of the Little penguins in the unique Underground viewing experience. Enjoy up-close viewing of the Little penguins waddling along the Parade’s most popular pathway through an underground viewing window.

Best for: Cooler months, families, mobility impaired.

Maximum: 70 guests

PENGUINS PLUS

The Penguins Plus viewing platform offers visitors up-close viewing of the little penguins as they waddle along the most popular pathway at the Penguin Parade.

Best for: All ages. Economical option for guests seeking a more intimate experience away from the grand stands.

Maximum: 300 guests.


Make an enquiry


Highlights

  • Scenic 35-minute helicopter flight from Melbourne to Phillip Island
  • Wander tree top boardwalks for up-close viewing at the Koala Conservation Centre
  • Premium viewing of the 32,000 strong penguin colony parading along the beach
  • Explore the rugged coastline and cliff top boardwalks of The Nobbies and the Summerland Peninsula
  • Spot Wallabies and native Cape Barren Geese
  • Explore the displays at the Penguin Parade visitor centre and discover more about Phillip Island’s little penguins


Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Private 35-minute helicopter flight (Melbourne – Phillip Island) including vehicle transfer to helipad
  • Entry to the Koala Conservation Centre
  • Phillip Island Penguin Parade (Guided Ranger Tour included as standard)
  • Dinner with beverages
  • Luxury vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks


Commence

02:00pm from your Melbourne hotel / address

(Flexible start time)


Duration

Approx. 7 – 8 hours



Phillip Island Wildlife Encounters

The ultimate tour for visitors seeking interactive encounters with Australian wildlife

Animal lovers rejoice and prepare for a day filled with encounters with Australia’s unique fauna. Handfeed native wildlife, see nesting coastal birds, and spend an evening with premier beachside viewing of the world famous, nightly Penguin Parade.

Your day begins with a visit to the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park where you will meet the who’s who of Australian animals during an exclusive keeper-led experience. Hand feed kangaroos and wallabies, pet a koala, walk with dingos, feed furry little sugar gliders, and meet many more Australian animals.

Stroll the boardwalks around The Nobbies absorbing coastal views at lookout points set amongst natural sea bird gardens. Be transfixed by the thundering blowhole and keep your eyes out for a daylight sighting of the Little Penguins. As the sun begins to set, the journey continues along the Summerland Peninsula toward the Penguin Parade visitor centre. Travel off-road along the rugged island coastline and spot wild wallabies and Cape Barren geese as they graze at dusk.

Prior to the arrival of the Little Penguins, join a local ranger who will lead you on an informative journey through the penguin colony then take your seat away from the crowds in the wonderfully located beachfront viewing stand offering superb viewing of the penguins emerging from the water and crossing the beach. Your ranger will be on hand to teach you everything you need to know about these marvellous creatures as they make their back to their burrows for the night.

Dinner will be served in popular seaside village of Cowes at a favourite local restaurant serving a palette-pleasing menu that demonstrates the freshest seasonal produce the island and its surrounds have to offer.

Penguin Viewing Options

GUIDED RANGER TOUR (Min age 12 years)

Join your ranger guide for an informative journey through the penguin colony, enjoying their commentary via your personal headset.

Take your seat in the beachfront viewing stand offering intimate viewing of the penguins emerging from the water and crossing the beach.

Best for: A more intimate and educational experience.

Maximum: 10 per group

UNDERGROUND VIEWING

Get an eye-level view of the Little penguins in the unique Underground viewing experience. Enjoy up-close viewing of the Little penguins waddling along the Parade’s most popular pathway through an underground viewing window.

Best for: Cooler months, families, mobility impaired.

Maximum: 70 guests

PENGUINS PLUS

The Penguins Plus viewing platform offers visitors up-close viewing of the little penguins as they waddle along the most popular pathway at the Penguin Parade.

Best for: All ages. Economical option for guests seeking a more intimate experience away from the grand stands.

Maximum: 300 guests.


Make an enquiry


Highlights

  • Exclusive keeper-led tour of Moonlit Sanctuary, including encounters with koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, dingos and more
  • Premium viewing of the 32,000 strong penguin colony parading along the beach
  • Explore the rugged coastline and cliff top boardwalks of The Nobbies and the Summerland Peninsula
  • Spot Wallabies and native Cape Barren Geese
  • Explore the displays at the Penguin Parade visitor centre and discover more about Phillip Island’s little penguins


Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Exclusive keeper-led tour of Moonlit Sanctuary
  • Phillip Island Penguin Parade (Guided Ranger Tour included as standard)
  • Dinner with beverages
  • Luxury vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks


Commence

11:00am (Winter) 12:00pm (Summer) from your Melbourne hotel / address


Duration

Approx. 11 – 12 hours



Phillip Island Private Tour

Explore the wildlife haven of Phillip Island and witness the world-famous Penguin Parade

A tiny island of pristine white sand surf beaches and a haven for wildlife, Phillip Island is known worldwide for one of the most unique nature experiences, the nightly Penguin Parade.

On arrival at Phillip Island visit the rugged surf beach of Cape Woolamai and breathe deeply what is considered the cleanest air in the world. Wander the treetop walks at the Koala Conservation Centre enjoying superb eye-level viewing of Australia’s most-loved and cuddly marsupial – and keep an eye out for resident wallabies and echidnas often be spotted in the surrounding bushland

Stroll clifftop boardwalks at The Nobbies and absorb coastal views and hear the thundering blowhole from lookout points set amongst natural sea bird gardens. As the sun begins to set, travel off-road along the rugged island coastline to spot wild wallabies and Cape Barren geese, as they graze at dusk.

Prior to the arrival of the Little Penguins, join a local ranger who will lead you on an informative journey through the penguin colony then take your seat away from the crowds in the wonderfully located beachfront viewing stand offering superb viewing of the penguins emerging from the water and crossing the beach. Your ranger will be on hand to teach you everything you need to know about these marvellous creatures as they make their back to their burrows for the night.

Dinner will be served in popular seaside village of Cowes at a favourite local restaurant serving a palette-pleasing menu that demonstrates the freshest seasonal produce the island and its surrounds have to offer.

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

Penguin viewing options

GUIDED RANGER TOUR (Min age 12 years)

Join your ranger guide for an informative journey through the penguin colony, enjoying their commentary via your personal headset.

Take your seat in the beachfront viewing stand offering intimate viewing of the penguins emerging from the water and crossing the beach.

Best for: A more intimate and educational experience.

Maximum: 10 per group

UNDERGROUND VIEWING

Get an eye-level view of the Little penguins in the unique Underground viewing experience. Enjoy up-close viewing of the Little penguins waddling along the Parade’s most popular pathway through an underground viewing window.

Best for: Cooler months, families, mobility impaired.

Maximum: 70 guests

PENGUINS PLUS

The Penguins Plus viewing platform offers visitors up-close viewing of the little penguins as they waddle along the most popular pathway at the Penguin Parade.

Best for: All ages. Economical option for guests seeking a more intimate experience away from the grand stands.

Maximum: 300 guests.


Make an enquiry


Highlights

  • Wander tree top boardwalks for up-close viewing at the Koala Conservation Centre
  • Premium viewing of the 32,000 strong penguin colony parading along the beach
  • Explore the rugged coastline and cliff top boardwalks of The Nobbies and the Summerland Peninsula
  • Spot Wallabies and native Cape Barren Geese
  • Explore the displays at the Penguin Parade visitor centre and discover more about Phillip Island’s little penguins


Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Entry to the Koala Conservation Centre
  • Phillip Island Penguin Parade (Guided Ranger Tour included as standard)
  • Dinner with beverages
  • Luxury vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks


Commence

01:00pm (Winter) 02:00pm (Summer) from your Melbourne hotel / address


Duration

Approx. 9 – 10 hour



Phillip Island Penguin Parade Express

Take the fast track to the Penguin Parade in total comfort

The sight of hundreds of Little Penguins waddling to their beachside nests at Phillip Island is one of the world’s most unique nature experiences. The islands proximity to Melbourne and compact size allows you to make the most of this evening visit to this haven for diverse wildlife.

Departing Melbourne late afternoon, you will soon find yourself strolling along the boardwalks around The Nobbies, absorbing coastal views at lookout points set amongst natural sea bird gardens. Be transfixed by the thundering blowhole and keep your eyes out for your first sighting of the Little Penguin.  As the sun begins to set, travel off-road along the rugged island coastline to spot wild wallabies and Cape Barren geese, as they graze at dusk.

Prior to the arrival of the penguins, join a local ranger who will provide intimate and informative commentary on the penguin colony as you take your seat away from the crowds to witness the penguins emerge from the water and cross the beach. Watch in awe as members of the 32,000 strong Penguin colony waddle their way to their nests.

Penguin Viewing Options

GUIDED RANGER TOUR (Min age 12 years)

Join your ranger guide for an informative journey through the penguin colony, enjoying their commentary via your personal headset.

Take your seat in the beachfront viewing stand offering intimate viewing of the penguins emerging from the water and crossing the beach.

Best for: A more intimate and educational experience.

Maximum: 10 per group

UNDERGROUND VIEWING

Get an eye-level view of the Little penguins in the unique Underground viewing experience. Enjoy up-close viewing of the Little penguins waddling along the Parade’s most popular pathway through an underground viewing window.

Best for: Cooler months, families, mobility impaired.

Maximum: 70 guests

PENGUINS PLUS

The Penguins Plus viewing platform offers visitors up-close viewing of the little penguins as they waddle along the most popular pathway at the Penguin Parade.

Best for: All ages. Economical option for guests seeking a more intimate experience away from the grand stands.

Maximum: 300 guests.


Make an enquiry


Highlights

  • Premium viewing of the 32,000 strong penguin colony parading along the beach
  • Explore the rugged coastline and cliff top boardwalks of The Nobbies and the Summerland Peninsula
  • Spot Wallabies and native Cape Barren Geese
  • Explore the displays at the Penguin Parade visitor centre and discover more about Phillip Island’s little penguins


Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Phillip Island Penguin Parade (Guided Ranger penguin viewing included as standard)
  • Light meal with a beverage
  • Luxury vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks


Commence

02:00pm – 04:00pm from your Melbourne hotel / address


Duration

Approx. 6 – 7 hours