Eagle Skylift Arthurs Seat
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DO I NEED TO BOOK IN ADVANCE?
No, it’s not necessary to book in advance. We currently don't provide specific timed bookings.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
The summit is 314m high providing exceptional views over Port Phillip Bay across to Melbourne City. Your gondola will travel over a state forest allowing for sighting some of the spectacular plant and animal life.
HOW LONG DOES THE EAGLE EXPERIENCE TAKE?
The Eagle takes approximately 14 minutes for each direction of the journey.
IS SMOKING PERMITTED IN THE GONDOLAS OR IN THE EAGLE STATIONS?
As the Eagle is located in a State Park smoking is not permitted. Smoking is not allowed in the Gondolas or anywhere within the Eagle buildings or outdoor areas.
WHAT ITEMS ARE NOT PERMITTED IN THE GONDOLAS?
Animals (with the exception of assistance dogs), rollerblades, bikes, scooters and skateboards also large backpacks and suitcases are not allowed. Smoking is not permitted in the Gondolas (or anywhere in the Eagle site).
Food and drinks are also not permitted (with the exception of bottled water).
CAN YOU GUARANTEE OUR GROUP WILL BE IN THE SAME GONDOLA?
The Eagle will not always be able to guarantee your entire group can travel together. Each gondola holds up to eight people.
WHAT FOOD AND BEVERAGE FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE?
Join us for lunch or grab a snack at the Eagle Café located at the Summit Station. Delicious food is our specialty with pies, salads, sandwiches and wraps and a decadent range of ice creams and sweet treats for the whole family. A range of healthy and hearty food options are available, as well as some fantastic gluten free and vegetarian options. There is also a kiosk for hot and cold drinks and snacks at the Base Station.
WHAT FACILITIES DOES THE EAGLE OFFER FOR DISABLED VISITORS?
The fully enclosed 8 seat gondolas allow people of all abilities to take in the spectacular views over Port Phillip Bay and the Mornington Peninsula from Arthurs Seat.

Accessibility Features:
  • Slow moving Gondolas in the stations allowing level access for wheelchairs, zimmer frames, prams and strollers
  • Enclosed gondolas are available for comfort in colder weather
  • Level accessible parking
  • Ramped access throughout
  • Accessible observation decks
  • Accessible toilets and a Changing Places facility
WHY ARE YOU NAMED AFTER AN EAGLE?
We are named after the Wedge-tailed Eagle and just like the ‘Wedgie’, we are one of the most impressive sights in the Peninsula sky.

About the Wedge-tailed Eagle

Wedge-tailed Eagles are Australia’s largest raptor (bird of prey).

Threats to this species once included humans, who believed that they killed livestock. Many thousands of birds are thought to have been hunted and killed. It is now understood that they don’t attack and kill healthy lambs. They are protected throughout Australia.

An adult Wedge-tailed Eagle has a wingspan of up to 2.5 metres. They weigh about 4kg.

Wedge-tailed Eagles hunt and eat small animals such as rabbits, feral cats, reptiles, small kangaroos, possums and foxes. They also eat road kill.

An eagle pair mates for life and shares nest (eyrie) duties. They may have two eggs in a season but usually only one chick survives. The chicks are independent of their parents within 3 months of hatching.
DOES BAD WEATHER AFFECT THE EAGLE?
A combination of enclosed and open cabins will provide an all weather experience for passengers. The Eagle may close if wind levels reach extremely high levels.
WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO DO IN THE AREA?
The Mornington Peninsula is bursting with activities to delight all age groups.

Go to the Visit Mornington Peninsula website to plan your trip.
DO YOU OFFER A FAMILY PASS?
Today's families come in so many shapes and sizes, that they can't be covered by one ticket. To keep things simple, we reduced the price of our children's tickets instead of introducing a family pass so all kinds of families can benefit.

ARE PETS ALLOWED AT THE EAGLE?
No. As we are located within a State Park only assistance animals are permitted.