Travel to Phillip Island by helicopter departing from the edge of the Yarra River in the very heart of Melbourne. En route enjoy spectacular views of the city hugging Port Phillip Bay and the Mornington Peninsula. On the ground you will be greeted by your private guide who will show you the island's highlights in a luxurious Mercedes Benz or Audi vehicle. Visit Cape Woolamai surf beach, the inhabitants at the Koala Conservation Centre, and view the awe-inspiring Southern Ocean from the boardwalks at The Nobbies. Guests will then enjoy a gourmet dinner at a popular waterfront restaurant in the coastal hamlet of Cowes prior to the nightly natural phenomenon that is the Penguin Parade - a signature wildlife experience of any visitor to Australian shores.
At your nominated hotel a transfer vehicle awaits to whisk you to the helipad on the edge of the Yarra River in the heart of Melbourne. The 30-minute scenic flight offers thrilling views of Melbourne and Port Phillip Bay before crossing the Mornington Peninsula and landing on rugged Phillip Island.Your private guide will greet you upon arrival in a luxury vehicle (Audi or Mercedes Benz). Drop by Cape Woolamai to view one of Victoria's most renowned surf beaches where you may find local surfers carving the waves. Then on to the Koala Conservation Centre where guests can learn more about the plight of the koala and their conservation efforts on Phillip Island. Walk on elevated boardwalks among the koalas for the perfect vantage point.Depending on the season, dinner at a popular waterfront restaurant will be enjoyed before or after the Penguin Parade. Try the locally sourced produce including fresh seafood with one of the region's quality wines.After dinner, a visit to The Nobbies on Summerland Peninsula is sure to inspire as you watch the fierce Southern Ocean crash on to the craggy basalt shoreline. Keep an eye out for Wallabies and Cape Barren Geese as you make your way back to the Penguin Parade via the scenic route.And finally, a certain highlight of your tour is the nightly journey of thousands of Little penguins making their way back to their nests after a day of fishing. As the sun sets, avoid the crowds by taking your positions on either the Guided Ranger seating platform or the Underground viewing area which offer the best viewing in areas restricted from general visitors. The little penguins first gather at the shore as they pluck up the courage to commence their delightfully clumsy march across the beach and alongside the viewing boardwalks - one of nature's greatest moments.When you are ready, your private guide will safely transport you back to your nominated hotel in total comfort.