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We did the guided ranger tour and glad we did. They supplied us with binoculars and a sound device so they could tell us about the little penguins during their trip. We had special seating on the platform and were able to see more penguins come from the water and also follow them from the elevated walkway. I am not sure general admission people got to see much as it was primarily busy by the platform. Worth the extra money if you are going to spend the time.
The visit to see those sweet little creatures was amazing. Our guide did not engage himself as much with us ( we were only 13) as I thought he might. But it was all about the penguins! The journey there was a lovely drive. Nice to see countryside.
Observe some of Australia’s most popular native wildlife on this tour from Melbourne to Phillip Island that includes a stop at Koala Reserve. Interact with koalas before arriving at Phillip Island, home to sea birds, fur seals and, most famously, penguins. See the Nobbies to look for seals on the rocky coastline while you wait for sunset, when the little penguins perform the Penguin Parade, their nightly ritual of waddling out of the water and along the beach to their burrows. Upgrade options are available for better views and an enhanced experience.
Love Penguin Parade, it's ok for other animal stops
, Aug 2019
I love Penguin Parade when the Penguin walked as long as broadwalk, we chose Penguin Plus it's worth just we came late so not get very good spot, but after some people were done we had chance to get good spot and to see Penguins out of their habitat in the ocean...hundreds...Amazing! Well the other stop before reach Penguin Parade was Ok, small place but my kids could feed kangaroos. The Koala conservation were not many Koala seen at the time, but was just fine.
Get up close to the adorable penguins and cuddly koalas of Phillip Island on this full-day back-to-nature tour, including hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Melbourne. Spot koalas in their natural habitats at the Koala Conservation Centre and get up close to local wildlife and tuck into a delicious afternoon tea (own expense) at Warrook Farm. At dusk, head to the viewing area at Summerland Beach to watch the evening Penguin Parade, as the island’s population of Little Penguins waddle ashore to sleep in their burrows.
Soar over the golden sands and rugged sea cliffs of Phillip Island on exhilarating various helicopter flights. Choose between seven sensational itineraries and see the surf hotspot of Cape Woolamai, the famous Grand Prix Circuit or Port Phillip Bay on the Mornington Peninsula. Soak up magnificent aerial views of landmarks like the Red Rocks Point, the Nobbies and San Remo Bridge, or spot wildlife wonders like the penguins at Summerland Beach or the Australian Fur Seals lounging on Seal Rocks.
Get up close to the wildlife of Phillip Island and discover Australia’s largest colony of Australian fur seals on this catamaran cruise. Watch the adorable seals lounging on the rocks and swimming in the bays; spot seabirds swooping overhead and look out for dolphins, whales, and penguins as you float around the island. Finally, tuck into afternoon tea on-board as you listen to the live commentary and learn more about the island’s varied wildlife.
Short on time? Explore Melbourne’s best bits, get up close to adorable koalas and visit Phillip Island all in one day! Visit Melbourne landmarks like Captain Cook's Cottage, St Patrick's Cathedral and Fitzroy Gardens; stop to browse the stalls at Queen Victoria Market; and enjoy a walking tour of the city’s neighborhoods. After lunch in the city (own expense), journey to Phillip Island to explore the Churchill Island Heritage Farm, get up close to koalas at the Koala Conservation Centre and watch the evening Penguin Parade at Summerland Beach.
Experience two top-selling Melbourne tours and save 20% with this super saver pass! Explore the city’s history and highlights with a 3-hour sightseeing tour by coach. Then, journey to Phillip Island for an up-close encounter with amazing Australian wildlife. See koalas in their natural habitat at the Koala Conservation Centre, and watch hundreds of fairy penguins emerge from the ocean and waddle across the sand during the famous Penguin Parade.
Farming, surfing, and penguin parades make Phillip Island one of Victoria’s most popular tourist destinations. With this tour, see a lot of what the island has to offer while letting someone else take care of planning and driving. Start with coastal sightseeing—heading off the island as far as the Kilcunda Coastal Reserve—and continue to seal colony lookouts, a cheese factory, a sheep farm, and more. Finish by watching penguins waddle home after sunset.
This bestselling private 12 hour tour includes pre-paid entry to some of the islands most popular attractions, including the Penguin Parade, Churchill island, Koala Conservation centre, plus one additional attraction of your choice (from our optional attractions list - e.g wildlife park). We also make a stop for wildlife spotting as we search for wild wallabies in a quiet natural woodland location.
***Please note that our visit includes your entry ticket to the 'standard viewing platform' at the Penguin Parade. if you wish to upgrade your ticket option to 'Penguins Plus' this will be an additional $30 per person (or $60 p/p for a guided ranger tour) and is strictly subject to availability. Please contact us in advance of your tour departure date, or prior to making a booking, if you wish to request this upgrade.
Naturaliste Tours operates 4WD, guided day tours and is the only tour operator on French Island. The tour offers a glimpse of this large, diverse island located just over an hour from Melbourne and a short fast ferry ride from the Mornington Peninsula. This destination in itself is unique - it is off road, off line and off grid! It a chance to relish the silence, to get in touch with nature and get a sense of a land before time, away from the madding crowds. A chance to really take in this wilderness destination. Spotting wildlife in its natural environment and seeking out hidden spots. You won't see any other tourists except those on the tour! Experienced, local guides offer personalised, authentic touring bringing to life the stories, history and lifestyle that is French Island.
You won’t believe your eyes at A Maze'N Things, Phillip Island’s family-friendly world of fun and games. Try to find your way out of a giant maze and tackle other hands-on challenges and activities designed for the young and young at heart. Marvel at hilarious and head-scratching optical illusion rooms, where visitors appear to shrink in size and defy gravity. Upgrade to extend the fun with a delicious visit to Phillip Island Chocolate Factory.
Enjoy the idyllic scenery—and the delicious wines and beers—on a small-group tour of Phillip Island and its environs. Meet your guide in the morning at your area accommodation, board your minibus, and wing your way past some of the island’s loveliest corners. Then, visit an artisanal cheesemaker before stopping at several wineries, where you’ll enjoy numerous tastings. After lunch, change course and enjoy a flight of beers at the local brewery.
Experience Phillip Island’s best scenery and most adorable critters on this day trip that makes it easy to get around without renting a car. There’s fun for all ages at the Antarctic Journey exhibits and Churchill Island heritage farm, plus some of the best views in Victoria from the Bass Coast and Summerland Beach. See wildlife in action at the Koala Conservation Center and with premium seating at the famous Penguin Parade, a nightly phenomenon where penguins waddle across the beach to their burrows.
Experience the magic of Phillip Island at twilight on board this 1.5-hour catamaran cruise. Set sail for a scenic cruise around Western Port Bay, gliding past dramatic landmarks like French Island and Stony Point, and spotting the HMAS Otama submarine. Keep a look out for playful dolphins, short-tailed shearwaters and adorable Australian fur seals as you float around the bay, then tuck into complimentary snacks or purchase a drink from the on-board bar.
Explore Phillip Island in style on a full-day tour that includes a 2-course restaurant lunch and visits to a local winery and brewery. Go sightseeing at destinations including the Nobbies, Bass Coast, and other scenic spots where you can look for wallabies, little penguins, Australian fur seals, and other wildlife. Relax during the lunch, which comes with a glass of wine or beer.
Journey to Phillip Island for a day filled with spectacular vistas and amazing wildlife encounters. On this private tour from Melbourne, visit the Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park to observe sleepy koalas in their natural habitat and meet several Australian native animals such as wallabies, kangaroos and colorful birds and reptiles. As dusk falls, witness one of nature’s most adorable spectacles at the Penguin Parade, when hundreds of tiny fairy penguins waddle out of the ocean and make their way across a local beach to their burrows. Enjoy the personalized attention of your guide and request customized stops to suit your interests.
Witness the spectacular coastal scenery of Australia on a 4-hour whale watching cruise around Phillip Island. Climb aboard a stylish vessel with a professional guide and scour the sea for sightings of rare wildlife. See thousands of fur seals at Seal Rocks; keep your eyes peeled for rare seabirds like the shy albatross and little penguin; and marvel at dolphins diving out of the water with incredible grace. With luck, enjoy the unforgettable experience of watching humpback whales in their natural environment on this exhilarating cruise.
Take a break from paradise on this half-day shopping excursion from Phillip Island, including round-trip transport by catamaran. After a 30-minute cruise to Stony Point on the Mornington Peninsula, transfer to either the Red Hill Community Market or Emu Plains Market. Enjoy three hours to explore the markets independently; shop for traditional crafts, artisan foods and unique souvenirs; or tuck into delicious street food (own expense).
Visit Wilsons Promontory on an all-inclusive full-day tour from Phillip Island. Take in the natural beauty of the Phillip Island coast, Bunurong Coast, the Bass Coast Hinterland, and Cape Liptrap, and stop at wild beaches on Wilsons Promontory to look for native birds and other wildlife. Your small-group tour includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea, and entrance fees.
Enjoy hiking the invigorating and scenic Cape Woolamai trail on Phillip Island without the risk of getting lost, on a guided tour. Spot a range of wildlife—including penguins and wallabies—that you might miss if traveling alone. If you’re making good time there will even be the chance to stop for a wine or beer tasting—a great way to relax en route.
This exclusively private two day tour includes paid entry to some of the island most popular attractions, including the Penguin Parade, Churchill island and the koala conservation centre. Plus, also choose one ''Optional Extra'' on each day of the tour (e.g. Wildlife Park, Winery etc)
We make a stop for wild wallaby spotting, visit some stunning beaches, a winery and undertake some beautiful walks.
**Please note that our visit includes your entry ticket to the 'standard viewing platform' at the Penguin Parade. Upgraded tickets to 'Penguins Plus' this will be an additional $30 p/person & subject to availability.
We have a modern comfy fleet of vehicles 2018 models complete with USB chargers, air conditioning and tinted UV protected windows.
Departure times vary during the year and range from 9:00am - 11:30am.
And as our tours are fully tailored to the guest experience, we recommend you to discuss these tour options pre-booking.
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This is a great pack to learn all the basics of hydro flying and learn some or most of the tricks.
In this 60 min Flyboard Experience, you get 30 min of Pre-Flight training and preparation and 30 minutes of actual Flight time.
This pack is the most recommended to get the full flyboard experience, where you will get a full hour of adrenaline pumping non-stop fun.
All experiences include FREE hire of our safety equipment: Life Jacket, Helmet and Wetsuit.
Don't forget to order your HD Go-pro video of your flight.
After purchase you declare, you are reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water.
Location: Anderson Road, (Boat ramp) Cowes, Phillip Island
Please be 15 min early, to allow for additional time to get here.
Please bring, swimwear, Towel, and extra clothes.
Save time by seeing a lot of Philip Island in about half a day on this guided tour that includes a hike along the Cape Woolamai Walking Trail. Take a scenic drive around the island and visit the Nobbies boardwalk before starting the roughly-two hour hike along the island’s most southerly point. The cape has some of the region’s best coastline views and is home to thousands of shearwater birds.
Explore the Mornington Peninsula in style on a wine and food tour from Cowes. Taste a variety of handcrafted wines, beer, cheese, olive oil and other treats as you visit six wineries, a brewery and food producers. Have a winery lunch then go sightseeing and look for native Australian wildlife around the Mornington Peninsula, Bass Coast, and Phillip Island.