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What to do on Phillip Island

Phillip Island: Three parks pass - Churchill Island, Koalas and Penguins

Great for
  • Wildlife & nature

Simply the best way to discover Phillip Island, this pass is perfect for those who are travelling independently to Phillip Island and wanting to explore under their own steam. The pass includes entry to Churchill Island with its unique heritage farm. Meet the friendly Koala's at the conservation centre and learn all about the lives of these native animals. After a day of discovery head to the western tip of the island for a ranger guided tour of the Penguin parade including entrance to a smaller private viewing section. Watch the world's smallest penguins come ashore at sunset - a truly unique experience.

From £55 per adult

Please Note: Tour includes entry to 3 parks, ranger guided tour, access to private elevated platform for penguins arrival.

Phillip Island Helicopters - The Flight with the Lot

Great for
  • Adventure
  • Visiting friends & family
  • Wildlife & nature

This is a full island tour. Departs from the airport and turn left at the coast for Cape Woolamai. Follow Woolamai Surf Beach, regarded as one of the best surf beaches in the country, before flying around the Cape itself. You will then fly over the water towards the San Remo Bridge with great views of San Remo and Newhaven. Following the coast to Rhyll and it's Inlet where migratory birds fly thousands of kilometers to feed here. Then it's on to Cowes, Red Rocks Point then Ventnor before the spectacular Nobbies and Seal Rocks come into view. Seal Rocks are home to Australia's largest colony of fur seal's. Heading East, fly past Summerland Beach, home to the world famous Penguin Parade then onto Pyramid Rock and the Grand Prix circuit, then wave to the swimmers and surfers on Smiths Beach and Surfers Point before returning to the airport.

From £128 per person

Please Note: Tour includes transfers from Phillip Island hotels, plus a 25 minute flight over the island. Tour operates daily however are subject to weather conditions on the day of your flight.

Phillip Island Seal Watching Cruise

Great for
  • Adventure
  • Beaches & boats
  • Visiting friends & family
  • Wildlife & nature

A spectacular two-hour cruise witnessing one of Australia's largest wild fur seal colonies situated on Seal Rocks lying two kilometres off the rugged south west coast of Phillip Island. The boat drifts within metres of thousands of seals enabling you to witness their natural environment first hand. It is impossible not to be captivated by these naturally playful and inquisitive animals who regularly approach the boat for a closer look at you! Along the way you'll be enthralled by the beautiful coastline as you learn about the history of Phillip Island's western shoreline.

From £44 per person

Please Note: Tour includes 2 hour wildlife eco-cruise, park fees, expert crew and commentary. Departure point is Cowes Jetty, Phillip Island from May - September at 2pm, and from October - March at 2pm and 4.30pm.

Phillip Island Penguin Parade

Great for
  • Adventure
  • Visiting friends & family
  • Wildlife & nature

This memorable experience takes you to Phillip Island to visit the Koala Conservation Centre, walk amongst the treetops and see a protected koala colony. Enjoy spectacular views over the Mornington Peninsula, before arriving at the beach in time to view the Little Penguins make their way ashore at dusk, waddling across the beach and up to their nests amongst the dunes. You will have access to the less populated boardwalks, allowing a close encounter with these entertaining birds.

Eco Tour and Penguins Plus from £99 per adult

Eco Tour and Guided Ranger Tour from £119 per adult

Eco Tour and Underground Viewing from £125 per adult

Eco Tour with VIP Viewing from £132 per adult

Eco Tour and Ultimate Adventure from £145 per adult

Please Note: Tour departs around 11am from Melbourne hotels and is 11 hours in duration. Includes transfers and entry fees however meals are not included. All the above tour options are available to book without transfers from Melbourne - perfect for a self drive. Ask our Travel Designers for full details.

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