Our coach driver Carey sp? took good care of us and was a great tour guide. I would recommend bringing a blanket or a warm windbreaker for when you're outside waiting for the penguins.
This was a very wonderful tour. Our driver Stuart, from GoWest, picked us up and the fun never stopped. First we stopped at a restaurant and had a wonderful lunch. I had the quiche. Saw a trout farm, and then we went wine tasting. Next off to see koalas and kangaroos. Our final destination the penguin parade. It was amazing to see those little penguins coming in from the ocean and walk all the way up the beach, over rocks and past to find their burrows. They are so small and you don't realize how small they are until you actually get to see them. Stuart was awesome the whole time. Our best interests were always at the top of his list of where to find the koalas to where to sit for the penguins. He even baked us cake and brought coffee, hot chocolate and tea. This was a first class tour all the way.
Great tour, a must if visiting Melbourne - Highly recommend the Guided Ranger Tour. Gives you a greater understanding of why the Little Penguins do what they do, front row seats and a better view. Would definitely book this tour again
This trip was the highlight of our holiday. What a fabulous evening. The coach was comfortable with plenty of leg room for the 2 hour journey down to Phillip Island. Our tour guide was very interesting and informative. I"d recommend upgrading though to the prime viewing position and the fish and chip supper. The penguins were fantastic and we had a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
Very worth to visit, have opporunities to meet koala and penguins, also have a chance to taste the fantastic cheese and wine. the only thing i think they should improve is that remind visitors to take a coat, it's quite cold after dark coming.
Tour guide was great and showed us way more than the brochure listed. Penguins were sooooo cute
This trip was worth the trip to Australia alone. The drive/guide Adrian was generous and inspired, and looked after his guests in royal style. The coach was comfortable and convenient. But the site of the penguins is unlike anything else I have ever seen or will see. It's nature and the world at its absolutely wonderful.
A great day and although it rained very hard at the penguin parade it was worth it, just to see the Penguins they are amazing little creatures. Dave our driver and guide was excellent. A thoroughly great day out and would recommend to do this.
Stuart was a great and informative guide, had a blast of a time with him and enjoyed this trip. had an awesome day out with the trip to the wineries, the nobbies and the penguin parade. it is highly recommended to do the ranger tour as you really can understand their conservation work with the penguins and enjoy the parade with multiple views. as well as getting an awesome view you get a binoculars and also support the conservation effort.
I very much liked the little penguins, the visit to see cute koalas and kangaroos, and the beautiful sceneries.
Tour was splendid! With a little extra fee you can get to pet a koala. Included you can feed wallabies. At the end of the day can walk along side by side with penguins as they make their way to their burrows. All were unique experiences.Also like to thank our tour guide Edward for being so nice.
The driver was fantastic. The penguins we're excellent
We took the whole tour, meaning we left Melbourne in the afternoon and finished this around 11:00 p.m. back in the city. The finish time varies depending on the season, with the summer it's later. This tour is great to start off our visit in Melbourne. I had seen this more than 15 years ago but this time it didn't disappoint. I will definitely recommend the guided ranger option as you can stroll along the Penguin+ boardwalk to see many penguins even when you only saw a few on the shore. Sometimes the numbers you can see on the shore vary from 40 to 400 from night to night.
Had a great driver/tour guide and loved seeing the little penguins! Would definitely recommend it!
This was so much fun. It was very cold but the ranger was very kind and gave me a blanket. Loved seeing the little penguins walk their journey at night. But seeing all the wildlife was great during the day.
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