Penguin Fly-By Tour

Full Day Phillip Island Tour – Melbourne pickup/return

Experience the best Phillip Island has to offer on this exceptional land, sea and air tour.

Departing Melbourne at 9am and returning after the nightly penguin parade this tour is perfect for the time poor traveller that wants the best of all worlds.

Combine a scenic drive informed by a local guide with a helicopter ride along the stunning south-coastline of Phillip Island, hands-on animal encounters at a native wildlife park, a seal watching boat cruise, up-close penguin viewing and delicious food and beverages for the total destination experience.

Full-Day Tour (12 hours)

  • Melbourne Pick Up/Drop Off
  • A Local Guide
  • Entry Fees
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Small Group Tour


  • Helicopter ride (16 mins) along the south coast of Phillip Island past the MotoGP Track, Pyramid Rock & the Nobbies
  • Seal Watching Boat Cruise (2 hours) from Cowes to Seal Rocks
  • Penguin viewing from the secluded stand that is Penguins Plus at the world famous Penguin Parade
  • Hands-on animal feeding at an Australian Native Animal’s Wildlife Park
  • Picnic lunch and refreshments
  • Dinner at a local Thai restaurant (excludes alcohol)
  • Local and knowledgeable guide to provide personalised service and ensure an exceptional tour of Phillip Island
  • Safe, comfortable and roomy transport in an air conditioned minibus and / or 4 seater SUV car..


(*subject to change/substitution depending on weather and guests’ comfort)


This land, sea and air tour of Phillip Island is the only tour of its type and the best way to get a real insight into Phillip Island and its wildlife. Learn all about the flora and fauna, the topography, the produce, the history and future plans of this world-renowned Island. 


Minimum number of passengers required: This tour is priced for four people. Additional travellers are charged at a per person rate. Tour can accommodate up to eleven passengers.

Cost: $2,550 includes four people. $525 per additional person up to a total of eight passengers.

Timing: Departs Melbourne at 9.00 am and returns after the Penguin Parade, which in summer may be around midnight.

Conditions: For your safety and comfort flat, covered-in shoes are recommended on this tour. Bring warm layers to cover-up in the evening as the penguin parade can be cold, even in summer. Specific mobility and / or diet requirements must be advised at time of booking to ensure needs are met. In the event the weather prohibits the air or sea excursions alternative activities will be offered. Group sizes are managed to ensure maximum comfort and ultimate experience.


General Questions
Is there a minimum age requirement?

Due to the nature of this touring experience and the fact it is typically a family group or charter booking passenger age is not a problem. If mobility requires assistance you must advise prior to the booking being confirmed, and if in doubt email or call us and we will work with you to ensure we can meet your needs.

What footwear should I wear?

For your safety and comfort flat, covered-in shoes are recommended on this tour.

What happens if the weather is bad?

The sea and air excursions on this tour are subject to suitable weather conditions for both safety and comfort. If conditions are not suitable alternative activities will be offered. In any unlikely event we are not able to provide suitable substitution activities you may be offered a token refund. Phillip Island has many and a wide variety of all-weather attractions so we are confident we can provide you with an exceptional day touring that is value for money.

How do I get to Phillip Island?

For our Penguin Fly-By Tour we pick you up at your hotel in Melbourne and return you there at the end of the tour. But if you want to join the tour from Phillip Island this page on our website provides ideas on how to get here. View for more information.

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