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We took the penguins parade tour on the 21st of Oct 2011. We were picked up promptly from the hotel and the driver was very friendly and informative. We reached Philip Island on time and the driver took us on a little detour in the philip island so that we could see some Wallaby's. The kids were super excited to spot the animals in the wild. Penguins at philip island are a must see for every visitor to Melbourne. I highly recommend this tour !!
Enjoyed seeing the penguins. Departure from Federation Sqaure was a little confusing. APT coach was supposed to collect us but we were transferred in a mini bus.
The trip to Phillip Island was great. Only questionable part was the stop at the cattle ranch. It was nice to see the wambats, Kangeroos and Koalas but no cattle.
Excellent evening trip, very comfortable coach with a very professional and friendly driver named Joe. Would rcommend this trip.
We really enjoyed our trip to see the little penguins coming home. I felt the evening was handled well with the least interference to the penguins while we could observe and appreciate their habits. The bus driver was very informative and helpful. Thanks
I loved this! It was worth upgrading to the Penguin Plus to get so much closer to the penguins. We even got to watch a movie on the bus ride back to Melbourne.
Great experience, only disapointment we were not allowed to take pictures but since it was in the best interest of the penguins I got over it.
I had a lovely time and the bus driver was very informative. It was a lovely experience to see the penguins in their natural environment.
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We really liked the tour to Phillip Island! We were picked up by bus on time, the driver was very nice, and the bus was also comfortable. We really liked the experience to see the cute penguins, but unfortunately it was raining, so we were wet and cold. But overall we liked it very much. Thank you!
A humbling experience not to be missed. 2000 little penguins coming home close by you. Make this your number 1 tour.
It's a couple of hours drive to Penguin Island but well worth it to see the little penguins parade across the beach to their nests. We were amazed how close we got to the penguins as there were board walks across the dunes, where the penguins nested.
We could watch penguins any day and the bus was quite comfortable.
I really enjoyed this tour. The build up to the penguin parade was exciting and the actual event did not disappoint it was really special.
It will be really, really cold when you are sitting out there waiting for the penguins. Don't expect them to come in a huge bunch - they tend to come in smaller groups of maybe ten or twenty. How much you will see depends on how long you want to sit there waiting. But don't worry, you'll see plenty more as you make your way back to the visitor centre along the boardwalk.
The scenery along the coast was beautiful. The restaurant was overcrowded, long queue to get food the staff were quick and efficient then nowhere to sit. Recommend you go down to the beach early. We were at the back of the seating so couldn't see much of the penguin parade. With so many people there it was difficult to get glimpses of the penguins from the boardwalk.Springtime so very cold.
The Penguin Parade was very interesting. I'm a little disappointed that we didn't see more penguins. I guess a lot has to do with the time of year we were there in September. It was delightful to hear the squeals of the babies as their mommas came home to the burrows. You could actually get very close to them. These little penguins are beautiful creatures and the people of Australia have done a wonderful job of protecting them. I would highly recommend everyone to observe this spectacular event. It was well worth it.
Wonderful time! Due to operational issues the tour was cancelled, but the company gave me an upgrade to a longer tour, which I gladly took. The experience was very unique, and the whole day went smoothly. Paul was a super nice tour guide and I never felt that things were out of control, which can easily happen in large tours. Peter, who picked me up at first, was also very friendly!
Would definitely recommend! Only sad part is that we weren't allowed to take pictures of the penguins. Still, they were adorable!
It's a very long trip pick up in St. Kilda at 13:50 and return to St. Kilda at 22:00. The actual penguin viewing lasts about 40 minutes at most. Nevertheless, we enjoyed the trip out of the city itself. The bus driver/tour guide was EXCELLENT. What a great fellow he is Kerry. The penguins are certainly cute but certain guests cannot get it through their heads that no photography means no photography. Instruction to sit down does not apply to them. Every time a penguin emerged from the ocean, they jumped up and rushed to get a closer view. Most annoying to the law abiding guests. Time for dinner was very limited.
The penguins were adorable! There was a horrible mother with her family who more or less stole our premium view and refused to move, that was a bit akward but we still got to see the penguins which was worth it.
I really enjoyed this tour mostly thanks to our driver. He was fantastic. The only disappointment was that not many penguins came up the beach that night. Only two big groups then they came in twos. Not near the hundreds we had been told about, but that's not the tours fault, it's all up to the penguins!
Everything was perfect and we had a very good trip to the Philip Island to see the Penguins and today we were promptly taken to the great ocean road by aat Kings courtesy viator