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A very friendly tour with a small group and a knowledgeable guide. Philip Island is beautiful and this tour takes you to places large coaches won't be able to get to. It's definitely worth upgrading to premium viewing to get a really close-up view of the penguins! :)
Many thanks to our driver who made this a very worthwhile trip. She was very well informed and kept us amused during the long drive to Phillip Island. Thank you Katie.
We thoroughly enjoyed this trip to Phillip Island. We liked the small bus - you don't waste time waiting for people to get on and off the bus. Our driver was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. We paid extra for the private ranger experience and were happy that we did. We sat in the front row and the penguins were very close to us. Over 2000 penguins came in that night. It was amazing!!!! We would definitely recomment this trip with this company.
Jay C G
It was a great tour! The chocolate factory is fine but not really "Australian". The winery was very nice. Beautiful setting and the cheese and wine were very good. The Koala Sanctuary was very nice but if you are expecting to get up close to a Koala, you won't here. Our driver took us for a drive through the "Nobbies" which is the gorgeous coast of Phillips Island. The Penguin experience was outstanding! We did the special tour with a park ranger - maxiumum of 10 people. We were given binoculars which were really needed if you want to see the penguins close up. We had reserved front row seating for the penguins coming out of the ocean. We then got to go the Penguin Plus area to see the penguins close up. All the while we had on headsets getting all kind of great info on the penguins. You should at least do penguin plus. Otherwise, you will be in a large grandstand and won't be able to see much due to distance and darkness. We spent 3 weeks in Australia and this was one of our favorite things.
Totally awesome. Our tour guide Lee, was upbeat, full of energy and full of lots and lots of information. One of the best day tours we have experienced. Thank you - will definitely be using you again when we are in Melbourne next.
This was the second time I have done this trip, brilliant experience for all.
This was a good combination of events -- from Koalas to wine to chocolate to penguins. The driver was informative and helpful and the trip was enjoyable.
We all thoroughly enjoyed the long day - 10 am - 10pm. Travvelled with 2 teenagers who were the only children on the coach but they enjoyed the trip as well. Great compare with the driver who was very personable and helpful. Penguins stole everybodies hearts and it was lovely to see what is a natural event capture in such an inobtrusive way.
Thoroghly recomment the visit to all
Excellent tour with a fantastic guide, Lenny. Great value for money. My family ansolutely loved it!
I travelled with my sons aged 11 and 13 who were initially reluctant participants. Our guide was great, very informative, entertaining and accommodating. The kids loved the Chocolate factory, which has interesting and interactive displays. All other aspects of the tour were enjoyable also, including the penguins. I chose this tour based on reviews I read, and I'm glad I did.
This is going down as one of my wow moments in life. Well worth the small group experience. Magica
There were only 9 people on the Tour and the guide was fantastic. He talked us through the various stops and helped us to get the most out of the tour. Absolutely fantastic and would recommend to anyone.
The trip was small and cozy. It was as good as a private tour. The trip was relaxing and the guide, John, was very amusing. The Penguin Parade was of course the highlight. With the Penguin Plus, you get to see more.
Fantastic tour. Our guide was great and went out of his way to make it an enjoyable experience for everyone. This trip was one of the highlights of our vacation. Only comment is that we would have happily skipped the chocolate factory - but that was kept to a minimum.