Phillip Island Helicopter Journey

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 VIEWING

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: Affordable premium viewing option for all ages. 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 (Your choice of viewing option)
  • Dinner with beverages
  • Luxury vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks

Commence

Approx. 02:00pm

Tour departs from your Melbourne hotel / address

Duration

Approx. 7 – 8 hours




Phillip Island Wildlife Encounters

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, take 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.

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 VIEWING

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: Affordable premium viewing option for all ages. 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 (Your choice of viewing option)
  • Dinner with beverages
  • Luxury vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks

Commence

11:00am (05 April 2020 – 03 October 2020)

12:00pm (04 October 2020 – 04 April 2021)

Tour departs from your Melbourne hotel/address

Duration

Approx. 11 – 12 hours




Phillip Island Private Tour

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.

Departing Melbourne in the afternoon, 90-minute drive will have you arriving at Cape Woolamai. Take a moment to watch local surfers before venturing on to the Koala Conservation Centre for superb eye-level viewing of Australia’s most-loved and cuddly marsupial.

Stroll clifftop boardwalks at ‘The Nobbies’ on the Summerland Peninsula. 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 penguins, take an informative journey through the colony then take your seat away from the crowds in your choice of premium beachfront viewing stands.

Watch in awe as members of the 32,000 strong penguin colony emerge from the water, cross the beach then waddle their way to their nests.

Dinner will be served in popular seaside village of Cowes at a favourite local restaurant.

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 VIEWING

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: Affordable premium viewing option for all ages. Maximum: 300 guests.

Make an enquiry


Highlights

  • Wander tree top boardwalks at the Koala Conservation Centre
  • Watch members of the 32,000 strong penguin colony parade 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

Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Entry to the Koala Conservation Centre
  • Phillip Island Penguin Parade (Your choice of viewing option)
  • Dinner with beverages
  • Luxury vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks

Commence

01:00pm (05 April 2020 – 03 October 2020)

02:00pm (04 October 2020 – 04 April 2021)

Tour departs from your Melbourne hotel/address

Duration

Approx. 9 – 10 hour




Express Penguins

The sight of hundreds of Little Penguins waddling to their beach-side nests at Phillip Island is one of the world’s most unique nature experiences.

Departing Melbourne late afternoon, you will soon find yourself strolling boardwalks at ‘The Nobbies’. Absorb coastal views at the lookout points set amongst natural sea bird gardens and be transfixed by the thundering blowhole. Keep your eye out for your first sighting of the Little Penguin and as the sun begins to set, travel off-road along the to spot wild wallabies and Cape Barren geese, as they graze at dusk.

Prior to the arrival of the penguins, take an informative journey through the colony then take your seat away from the crowds in your choice of premium beachfront viewing stands.

Watch in awe as members of the 32,000 strong penguin colony emerge from the water, cross the beach then waddle their way to their nests and once you’ve had enough excitement, your local guide will return you directly 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 VIEWING

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: Affordable premium viewing option for all ages. 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

Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Phillip Island Penguin Parade (Your choice of viewing option)
  • Light meal with a beverage
  • Luxury vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks

Commence

02:00pm (05 April 2020 – 03 October 2020)

04:00pm (04 October 2020 – 04 April 2021)

Tour departs from your Melbourne hotel/address

Duration

Approx. 6 – 7 hours