Overall it was a great tour, driver was knowledgeable, courteous and patient. Drive was a bit long but worth it. A job well done by the tour company.
Definitely do the Penguins Plus! It is worth the extra money. There are literally 300 people on that platform vs. grandstands that seat a few thousand like at a football game. Also, when the tide is out, the penguins turn right to the Penguins Plus platform and walk right past it the folks in the grand stands are literally 500m away.
It's so amazing to see these little penguins marching out of the water at the same time, and then going to their burrows on land. It's pretty cold, and you will sit and wait for a while, so dress warmly, or take a blanket with you. I also recommend taking binoculars.
This was a really good trip and worth doing, the penguins are just fantastic and so cute. The driver was knowledgable and friendly however, the coach was very cold and the air con needed changing accordingly but never was, take something to put on just in case. The only irritation was that we were asked not to take photos of the Penguins as it frightens them and they want them to keep coming but some people obviously thought that this did not include them and they kept snapping regardless with no real penalty. Very annoying for us that did as we were asked and ended up photo less! We think these people should have been removed which may stop the problem in the long run. It is such a lovely sight and it would be such a shame if these people who seem to be unable to follow simple rules spoil it for others in the future.
Wonderful as always . Trip was everything expected and the driver made it even better. The tour company never let us down.
Very good. Dress warmly and maybe take a book if you go by yourself as there's lots of waiting around for the penguins to come in.
Lovely evening out - driver really informative on the way to Phillip Island and then the whole experience of watching the penguins was really special being so close to them. We were on the upgraded package. Lovely to see all the wallabys bouncing about on the way in as well. there were still a lot of stupid people taking photos after being warned of the damage to the penguins site. They need to stop people taking phones and cameras down to the viewing area - anyone who is in Melbourne should take a few hours to experience
The Island itself is a great attraction for me! Great view and sightseeing, lovely Penguins. Make sure you bring a jacket, it is quite cool and windy when watch the penguin although we went there in December.
Great experience. The only deception is that we cannot take pictures but still a great memories.
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Booking was quick and easy, pick up from hotel was on time and we had a great view of the Penguin Parade.
Our tour guide Adrian was very informative about the surrounding areas of our tour destination as well as the route itself. I found him to be a wealth of information and would recommend him if one would like to take this destination journey. As for the penguins themselves, they are not only cute, but interesting to watch. i found though that the surrounding wildlife also seen was a joy to watch, especially the wallabies that inhabit this same area.
An outstanding attraction which allows the visitor to get very close to the penguins. WONDERFUL.
I love the penguin parade. This was my second time and while I paid the extra for the premium viewing it wasn't necessary as I would have seen as much from the other seats. Even so I still give it 5 stars as it is just amazing to watch this little bit of nature. I also liked being on the express tour so I didn't need to leave Melbourne until 4pm.
A fantastic day out. We had an extremely informative driver/guide who also helped us organise our helicopter flight over the island. We also had a couple of extra stops at the chocolate factory and a surfing beach. The visitor centre had great shops, with a busy but fast moving eatery. Highlight of course was getting to the beach and seeing the penguins come in from the sea and waddle up the beach. Only downside was that it was a totally moonless night so a bit hard to see them until they came out of the water. However, when we left the beach and walked up the path back to the visitor centre the penguins were right next to us heading to their burrows so there was plenty of opportunity to see them close up. Altogether a great tour which I'd definitely do again - but next time I'll make sure it's a full moon.
One of the most amazing things I've ever seen. Well worth the 4-hour round trip from Melbourne. Our bus driver, Steve, played Man From Snowy River on the way home, since by then, it was dark outside. He also showed us wallabies and geese on the protected part of Philip Island.
This was truly amazing. Watching the Penguins return to their burrows was a unique experience. Our driver was fun and very knowledgable. I would recommend this tour to anyone!!!!
It's pretty dark on the beach where the penguins come ashore. I think it was worth it to pay the extra money to get closer to where they come up, instead of the general viewing area. Then you walk along the boardwalk, where you can really see them very close. I loved this tour. Our tour guide was personable and friendly..
This tour was amazing and I highly recommend it. It was phenomenal to see these little penguins up close in their natural environment. If you are in Melbourne, it's a must see.
The tour was fantastic - bravo to Roger our driver on the day. He kept us informed and was entertaining as well. Would highly recommend this adventure to anyone who wants to see these cute little guys
Colin the bus driver was excellent, friendly and informative, highly recommend
Absolutely brilliant. Highly recommended. Small hiccup with ATT Kings regarding our free fish and chip meals included with our advance payment but the venue provided them anyway.