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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.
Amazing to see these cute little guys waddle in from the ocean. The only negative is that you CANNOT take pictures, even with your flash off.
A long trip but worth it to see the little penguins in their natural environment.
Good tour, bus driver informative and willing to stop for photo opportunity of rugged coastline. Also slowed down so that we might see penguins in burrows and good looks at the swamp wallabies. As for the stars of the show, the fairy penguins didn't disappoint. They tumbled from the surf and waddled up the floodlit beach in small groups. If your vantage spot is not close to the beach, be aware that as you walk back along the boardwalks, you will be up very close to them and have good sightings .Unfortunately, you will not be allowed to take photos of them - the rangers explain why. Also, rug up no matter what time of year it is.
Picked up from hotel at short notice. Capable and communicative driver, but because of the Melbourne traffic on the Friday of a holiday weekend, we only got to the penguin parade just as it began. A 3.5hr journey rather than the normal 1.5 hrs. Enjoyed the trip very much. More info of eating options at the site would be helpful.
The tour is exactly as it was described to be . The little penguins were so adorable. I think they should just add that taking photos are not allowed. :( I would surely go back next time with my children:)
Also if the weather was not the best (rain all the time) it has been a really great experience that I would repeat with pleasure!!