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Phillip Island: Penguin Parade Entry Ticket

1. Phillip Island: Penguin Parade Entry Ticket

Discover the magic of watching penguins in their natural enviroment with this ticket to the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island. Get access to a variety of viewing platforms and boardwalks that get you close to the penguins in a way that that is safe for the birds.  Pick from general admission, penguins plus entry, or underground viewing tickets. With general admission, enjoy tiered seating in from grandstands which overlook the picturesque Summerlands Beach where the penguins make their daily march to their burrows.  Select the penguins plus entry to get up close and personal with the little penguins from a special platform that offers excellent views of the Summerlands Beach. Go with the underground viewing ticket and see the penguins waddle past the window. Arrive an hour before sunset and find out more about these creatures at the visitor center. Have the chance to see them come right up to the window to say hello. Hungry visitors can visit the onsite café serving coffee, snacks, drinks and full meals. 

Phillip Island: 4 Parks Pass Including Penguin Parade

2. Phillip Island: 4 Parks Pass Including Penguin Parade

Explore 4 of Phillip Island’s top attractions with a flexible pass, including the famous Penguin Parade at sunset. Located just 90 minutes from Melbourne, Phillip Island offers an abundance of Australian wildlife, spectacular scenery and exciting experiences to enjoy. Make your own way to and around the island to explore at your own pace. You can experience all 4 attractions in a single day, or visit within 6 months to enjoy at leisure. Take a walk on the wild side and see wild Little Penguins at the Penguin Parade just before sunset. Upgrade to the Penguins Plus Viewing Platform that offers unprecedented, up-close viewing. Marvel as the world’s smallest penguin species emerge from the ocean after a day of fishing and waddle up the beach at Australia's largest penguin colony. Come face-to-face with marsupials at the Koala Conservation Reserve, and wander the tree-top boardwalks and extensive trails through the Australian bush. Travel back in time at the site of the first European farm in Victoria at Churchill Island Heritage Farm, where you can watch sheep shearing and herding demonstrations and take a stroll in the fragrant cottage gardens. Go on a virtual trip to the world's most extreme continent at the Antarctic Journey at the Nobbies Centre and feel the freeze at hands-on multimedia displays! 

Phillip Island Coastal Snapshot Helicopter Flight

3. Phillip Island Coastal Snapshot Helicopter Flight

With two flight paths to choose from you may depart from the heliport east or west and choose to take in the cliffs of Cape Woolamai or maybe a lap of the world famous Grand Prix Circuit. Whichever tour you choose all will have spectacular views of stunning beaches and miles of stunning coastline and interesting commentary from knowledgeable pilots. Fly over the Cape Woolamai Surf Beach, one of the best known surf beaches in the country and its life saving club, before flying around the Cape itself. Marvel at the highest point on Phillip Island, home to the Pinnacles and the old Granite Quarry. See the fishing boats moored in San Remo, looking so small from the sky  If race tracks are more your thing then start to head inland for a lap around the home to the Australian Moto GP, World Superbikes and Phillip Island V8 Supercars. Relive your favorite race moments as you see the whole of the track from above.

Phillip Island: 16-Minute Beach & Wildlife Helicopter Flight

4. Phillip Island: 16-Minute Beach & Wildlife Helicopter Flight

Discover Phillip Island as you have never seen it. Your 16-minute helicopter scenic flight commences as you leave the heliport and track the spectacular coastline, passing Smiths Beach, Surfers Point and Cunningham Bay. Marvel at the amazing views of the world-famous Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, home to Moto GP, World Superbikes and V8 Supercars. Fly overland to Berry's Reef, and pass by the appropriately named Pyramid Rock. Look below and you might catch a glimpse of the shipwreck SS Speke as you fly over Kitty Miller Bay. Move on to Summerland Beach, home to the little penguins, who arrive home here each night at dusk. Arrive at Seal Rocks and The Nobbies. Look below to see the seals, then return along the coast, taking in fantastic island views, back to the heliport. Don't forget your camera, to make sure you take some wonderful photos to keep as memories forever of this spectacular flight. All flights have in-flight commentary provided by locally experienced pilots. 

Phillip Island: Half Island Highlights Helicopter Tour

5. Phillip Island: Half Island Highlights Helicopter Tour

Soar high in the sky above Phillip Island on a half-island helicopter tour. Marvel at the island's white sand beaches, green farmland, glowing ocean, and impressive landmarks. Watch the island's landscape unfurl in front of your eyes — seeing both ends of the island from your high vantage point. Take off and head northwest to see the charming seaside village of Rhyll from a bird's-eye view. Continue to the island's main township, Cowes, with its sprawling white sand beaches and stunning coastal location. Turn inland straight across the center of the island, flying over vast, green farmland for a very different perspective. Look left and right to catch glimpses of both ends of Phillip Island in the distance. On your way back to the airport, pass Pyramid Rock jutting out into the ocean and the world-famous Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit from above.

Melbourne: Phillip Island Penguins and Wildlife Sanctuary

6. Melbourne: Phillip Island Penguins and Wildlife Sanctuary

This exciting activity heads south towards Phillip Island from Melbourne. On the way, your guide will share interesting stories as well as facts about Melbourne and the region, including pointing out where some international celebrity holiday spots lie. Stop first for a locally-sourced lunch of your selection (own expense) for tours between April-October at the seaside town of San Remo. Then explore Phillip Island. Visit a family-run open-range wildlife sanctuary where you can feed kangaroos, emus, and wallabies and walk among up to 80 species of native animals and birds, including koalas, wombats, and echidnas. Following the wildlife encounter, head straight to the rugged cliff faces of the Nobbies overlooking Western Port Bay and the Bass Strait, one of the most dangerous stretches of water in the world. Have your camera ready, as you might even spot some seals on the rocks below. Next, tour in your vehicle through the areas where the little penguin burrows lie. Keep an eye out for the birds of prey that circle the nature reserve from above. After a full day of up-close nature experiences with native Australian wildlife, get ready for the highlight of the evening: the little penguin parade. Spend the maximum time at the parade and afterward relax and recline back in the seats of the custom Mercedes vehicles as you make your way back to your city center accommodation.

Phillip Island & Seal Rocks 25-Minute Helicopter Flight

7. Phillip Island & Seal Rocks 25-Minute Helicopter Flight

Depart from the heliport and turn left at the coast, heading for Cape Woolamai. Fly over the Cape Woolamai Surf Beach, regarded as one of the best surf beaches in the country, before flying around the Cape itself to take in views that can only be seen by helicopter. Head over the water towards the San Remo Bridge with great views of the fishing villages of San Remo and Newhaven. Follow the coast over to Rhyll and its Inlet, where migratory birds fly thousands of kilometers to feed. Move on to the main township of Cowes, Red Rocks Point and Ventnor before the spectacular Nobbies and Seal Rocks come into view. Seal Rocks are home to Australia’s largest colony of fur seals. Turning east, fly over Summerland beach, home to the world-famous Penguin Parade, then move on to Pyramid Rock and the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. Wave to the swimmers and surfers on Smiths Beach and Surfers Point before returning to the heliport. Experienced pilots will provide live in-flight commentary. Don't forget your camera, the most amazing photo opportunities await you. 

Premium Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour

8. Premium Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour

Every evening at dusk the Little Penguins come home from the sea at Phillip Island. Watch from an elevated boardwalk as they waddle cautiously from the beach to their burrows after a long day out at sea. Phillip Island is a treasure trove of Australian wildlife; seals, koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, birdlife and penguins! At Koala Conservation Reserve, look for koalas in their natural habitat and before sunset, we head to the Penguin Parade where you can wander through the "Penguin Experience" exhibit to learn more about them. Stroll out to Summerland Beach and take your seat in the main grandstand for the Penguin Parade. Highlights of this tour Panoramic views of Western Port and French Island Phillip Island – a popular holiday destination Phillip Island Nature Park – a natural home for koalas, wallabies, seals, shearwaters and Little Penguins Visit Koala Conservation Reserve Look for koalas in their leafy native bushland habitat from treetop boardwalks Keep an eye out for wallabies (smaller looking kangaroos) grazing the woodlands floor Afternoon tea snacks (own expense) available here or at our next stop Continue to the western tip of Phillip Island to The Nobbies Centre, a rugged rocky outcrop with magnificent coastal views Stroll down the extensive boardwalk where you may spot Little Penguins’ homes (dependant on the season) Admire Seal Rocks – home to Australia’s largest colony of fur seals Explore the Visitor’s Information Centre at the Penguin Parade Learn about the life of the Little Penguins as you walk through the “Penguin Experience” display Dining options available at the Penguin Parade At sunset witness the Penguin Parade from the tiered seating of general viewing grandstands directly overlooking floodlit Summerland Beach See penguin rookeries from an elevated boardwalk.

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What people are saying about Phillip Island

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 40 reviews

The experience was wonderful from the moment we walked into reception. Friendly professional staff and Pilot. The flight was a lot calmer than we thought it would be, overall a wonderful experience would recommend to adults and kids. My boys are 9 year old twins and said it was soooo awesome Mum can we do it again :)

The team at Phillip Island Helicopter Flights made our experience fantastic. Great bunch of guys with excellent customer service skills and knowledge of the area. It was a surprise for my husbands birthday and the team participated in the surprise.

We LOVED the experience!! Our guide was lovely! He told us many stories about Australia and it's history! It was amazing to be able to feed the animals and be so close to them! I would DEFINITELY repeat this experience again!!

Fantastic experience and the staff is really friendly. My son and me enjoyed the flight with Jason. If you are looking for do something special and enjoy the magnificent views from the sky, this is the place. Diana P.

A very simple process to book for a same day experience. Friendly staff. Offered a good upgrade for an extra cost but it was worth it. Great experience.