Our coach driver Carey sp? took good care of us and was a great tour guide. I would recommend bringing a blanket or a warm windbreaker for when you're outside waiting for the penguins.
The tour was fantastic and we'll organised and the tour guide was so knowledgeable giving loads of information along the way.
We took the whole tour, meaning we left Melbourne in the afternoon and finished this around 11:00 p.m. back in the city. The finish time varies depending on the season, with the summer it's later. This tour is great to start off our visit in Melbourne. I had seen this more than 15 years ago but this time it didn't disappoint. I will definitely recommend the guided ranger option as you can stroll along the Penguin+ boardwalk to see many penguins even when you only saw a few on the shore. Sometimes the numbers you can see on the shore vary from 40 to 400 from night to night.
Tour guide was great and showed us way more than the brochure listed. Penguins were sooooo cute
This trip was worth the trip to Australia alone. The drive/guide Adrian was generous and inspired, and looked after his guests in royal style. The coach was comfortable and convenient. But the site of the penguins is unlike anything else I have ever seen or will see. It's nature and the world at its absolutely wonderful.
This was so much fun. It was very cold but the ranger was very kind and gave me a blanket. Loved seeing the little penguins walk their journey at night. But seeing all the wildlife was great during the day.
Collin , our DRIVER was the Best part of the Tour, after our Driver pinguins and Philip island was amazing :)
I took so many picture, our Driver he really enjoyed to drive us aroud the Island, i did not like too much the first koala sanctuary where we stopped because it was too small, but is ok, actually i saw for the first time a kangaroo whit a small kangaro inside :) so cool... soo lucky :)
Absolutely a tour to do. if i come back to melbourne i will book it again to repeat the same experience!!!!
I really enjoyed the tour! Had a great, informative, and funny tour guide and the stops were both beautiful and entertaining.
Tour was splendid! With a little extra fee you can get to pet a koala. Included you can feed wallabies. At the end of the day can walk along side by side with penguins as they make their way to their burrows. All were unique experiences.Also like to thank our tour guide Edward for being so nice.
I very much liked the little penguins, the visit to see cute koalas and kangaroos, and the beautiful sceneries.
Great experience, the enhanced tour with a park ranger with our group for the penguin parade was well worth the extra .
Highly informative driver (Geoff) with perfectly timed breaks at awesome locations. The bus was very comfortable. Penguins parade is simply breathtaking. Highly recommend this tour.
The tour was absolutely marvelous and I highly recommend it.
Driver-guide was absolutely wonderful. He provided a lot of interesting information, was very attentive to tourists needs and went out of his way to make the excursion the most pleasurable experience. The guide had a very nice disposition and talked about Australia with love and pride which was very touching and meaningful.
I enjoyed my tours with AAT Kings and brought home the best memories of Australia.
The guides of AAT Kings are the credit to the tourist industry. I am very grateful to them and wish them all the best in the New 2015 Year.
Such a nice day, maru park was fantastic and not expected, the penguin parade was lovely, great day!
We loved this tour! The Kangaroo/animal park was rather small, but we were able to hand-feed the kangaroos, which made me enjoy it so much. Our bus driver was interesting, engaging, personal and made impromptu stops to pick samples of native Australian trees. As a gardener from USA, I found that very interesting and rather endearing to see his enthusiasm. The penguins just made me smile and laugh. We paid extra for the VIP tour and I am glad we did, as we had so many questions that were able to be answered.
Fantastic outing. Had the special viewing platform and location was great. Loved seeing koalas, kangaroos etc on way to viewing. Definitely recommendable.
The tour was a highlight of my time in Australia. These little penguins are a delight to observe! Don't miss this trip.
this tour was the highlight of our trip to Melb. excellent and the bus driver aka our tour guide was awesome.
Amazing experience to see these creature go about their daily lives with thousands watching daily.
The Penguin Parade was one of the highlights of my trip to Australia! Unfortunately, it was cloudy and rainy by the time we got to Phillip Island. It was still dry when we went to the wildlife park to see the animals. We really didn't have much time to spend there by the time we watched the sheep sheering demonstration. It would have been nice to have a little more time there. We drove along the coast and stopped a couple of times to take pictures, but it was raining by that time. After eating dinner, we went to the Penguin Parade. Just as we started walking down the boardwalk, a rainbow appeared and the rain stopped. It was so interesting watching the Penguins coming in, gathering in groups, and waddling to their burrows to their awaiting chicks.
This was wonderful, So glad we upgraded to ultimate experience, having the personal tour guide was so good. It was incredible seeing these wonderful little penguins coming out of the water and up to their burrows. Certainly worth the extra. The bus drivers are so good, very knowledgeable and tell you lots about everything. Would certainly recommend this, as it is so awesome.