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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 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
My tour was fantastic starting from 2pm to 9pm. The driver cum guide are amiable and knowledgeable about melbourne city. Upon arriving we have to wait for the penguins to surface from the sea right after sunset around 5pm.They are absolutely cute and definitely worth the wait in the freezing winter!
The tour was wonderful, staff were friendly except for the kitchen staff who were yelling and sniping at customers which made me feel uncomfortable but on the whole it was a great experience
Awesome seeing these little creatures up close. Must get a penguins plus ticket though to get an incredible view. No need to pre-purchase a meal ticket. There is only one queue for food. Better selection.
Excellent trip well looked after.Do book priority seats and the food is not bad.No photography allowed unfortunately.
A longish drive to Phillip Island, but scenery and penguins definitely worth it. You can't visit melbourne without seeing the penguin parade.
I had waited a long time to visit Phillip Island, as I adore Penguins. My husband and I recently did an around the world tour, during the month of October. Australia being the second country, Going to Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. Back to the Evening Tour of Phillip Island on October 10th. Firstly our Guide was Brilliant, very informative and knew every detail about the journey, on route to destination. He also stopped when he saw some wallabies in the distance, and bibbed his horn to startle them, so they became curious and stood on their hind legs, just looking at us, certainly none of us expected that, so an added bonus. When we arrived at the viewing platform, he told us the time the penguins were due to make their daily trip from the sea to their individual homes!!!!!!! Amazing that they can remember exactly where to go. We saw about 100 or more, they are so tiny, only 12 inches high or so. But It more than fulfilled my expectations. And of course when it was time to leave, a quick look at the visitors shop, which I'm sure everyone purchased a penguin, including myself, which has pride of place on our bed, no less.
Penguins were so cute! Too bad we couldn't take pictures but we understand we didn't want to scare the wee things. One thing about this and other aviator tours, they pick you up on time, very comfortable buses and very knowledgeable tour bus drivers, very engaging. Would recommend this one, great for kids too!
This tour to Philip Island was good and I got a good and wonderful view of the hundreds of penguins coming in from the sea however it was around a 6 and half hour round trip with approx 1hour 15 mins at the penguins parade
was very crowded--I had to eat dinner standing up since no room in the dining area--lots of seats were blocked off and food selection was limited. The tour guide on the bus and the bus ride itself was great. The penguins were amazing and the center was interesting, staff courteous and informative. The store had a good selection.
It was fantastic. The driver was courteous. He has good knowledge of the area.
Only disappointment is that I had to pay adult fare for a 7 years child. It is quite unusual to charge,full fare for a child.
One of the must go tours in Melbourne especially if you have kids.
Great experience - the penguin part. The first half including to many stops, breaks and pathetic "wildlife/private-zoo/coffee shop" - I could do without them.
worth it, though it it's pretty late by the time you get back to Melbourne.
We enjoyed the tour. The bus driver (can't remember his name) was very nice and friendly, he didn't rush us and gave good commentary. At the end of the night he dropped us off at our hotels and seemed to want to ensure that we were safe.