Excellent tour with a well versed tour guide. Loved the themed music at every stop/ They only criticism I have is that because I was late late being picked up [almost 30 minutes] and the last pickup was not till nearly 11.30am we lost valuable time and our stop overs were cut short. At every site we were a little pushed for time and didn't get the opportunity to enjoy the experience.San Remo, the stop before going on to the island was a bit limited in food options with many places closed or closed down. Given that I will probably never visit Phillip Island again, I would have like to stop at the Phillip Island race circuit [It wasn't part of the tour] but we drove straight past it and they were running races. 15 minutes would have been plenty. The chocolate factory was great. The Koala sanctuary was a bit disappointing as I only saws 3 kolas but our tour guide did provide coffee and cake for afternoon tea. The winery visit was very tasty and delicious with great wines and cheese and the hosts were very gracious. We only had a about 20 minutes at the Nobbies rock formation and this was definitely not enough time to take it all in as it was already getting dark and we needed to be at the penguins. The penguin parade with the penguin plus option was definitely worth it but again the stay was cut a bit short with only a short time to shop for the all important souvenirs with hundreds of other visitors after the viewing and really no time to get some thing to eat. We were also back in Melbourne by 8.30pm, a lot sooner than the advertised time. Perhaps future tours could start an hour earlier to give people more time to enjoy the trip and little longer at the penguins. Overall though I would recommend the tour.
Visitor from Sydney, Australia
Great tour. Picked up from my hotel exactly when they said they would and transferred to Federation Square where we boarded a smaller bus. Tour took in all the city sights, the Shrine of Remembrance, The Botanical Gardens and out to St Kilda and Brighton Beach to see the beach huts. Tour was just long enough with just the right number of stops and return to the hotel. Definitely worth it.
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