Waddling along in their little tuxedos, the penguins of Phillip Island are very dapper indeed. Why not raise your game and join them in the classy stakes?

Start your impeccable adventure with a helicopter ride from the Yarra River in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. Touching down on the island, your Acacia guide will whisk you off to visit to the penguins’ cuddly neighbours at the Koala Conservation Centre.

Sip local wines and savour award winning cheeses at Purple Hen Vineyard before indulging in a gourmet dinner overlooking the awe-inspiring expanse of the Southern Ocean, a wonderfully romantic backdrop and the source of such incredible gastronomic bounty.

And then at last, just as the sun sets over the island, you will get to meet those dashing penguins themselves, avoiding the tourist hordes, on an intimate Guided Ranger tour where you will be led on an informative journey through the penguin colony.

Take your seat away from the crowds in the wonderfully located beachfront viewing stand, or if conditions allow, right on the sand, offering superb viewing of the penguins emerging from the water and crossing the beach. A true night to remember.

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Private helicopter flight (One-way 30-minutes) Penguin Parade - Guide Ranger Tour and viewing Koala Conservation Centre Afternoon tea Dinner with beverages

Acacia Luxury Private Tours offer exclusive private travel experiences in Melbourne and throughout regional Victoria.

Drawing upon extensive local knowledge and relationships with a vast network of providers, Acacia Luxury Private Tours have carefully fashioned unique itineraries designed to showcase the very best each region has to offer.

Through a process of consultation, Acacia Luxury Private Tours gain an understanding of the clients’ own personal tastes and interests and willingly tailor itineraries to meet your discerning needs. That is the beauty of bespoke private travel.

Acacia are all about unsurpassed service, safety and total commitment to making your visit to this beautiful state a memorable one.

It is the added touches, or magic moments that set Acacia apart.

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