Day two: Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges to Phillip Island
Day two begins early with a dawn flight with Global Ballooning. Rise high above the rolling green hills and watch the valley spring to life as the sun comes up. Round out your morning with a sumptuous champagne breakfast.
After freshening up, make your way south, around Western Port Bay to Phillip Island. Visit the Nobbies Centre on the western tip of the island to explore the rugged coastline and discover the virtual reality thrills of Antarctic Journey – a permanent exhibit.
Cross the island to see the cuddliest of locals at the Koala Conservation Centre and then head out on the Wild Oceans Ecoboat in the afternoon to see the 30,000 Australian fur seals that inhabit Seal Rocks.
Sundown brings with it the crème de la crème of wildlife experiences – the famous Penguin Parade. Book early for the Ultimate Penguin Tour, a small group adventure to a remote beach with night-vision goggles, which enables you to see the tiny birds as they leave the ocean and waddle past you en route to their nests.
Reward the day's efforts with an overnight stay at Clifftop Accommodation and wake to stunning views of the Southern Ocean.