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.
This was my wife's favorite tour. The Penguin march from the ocean is unique. The only thing that was unexpected was the fact that we did not get back to our hotel until after 11PM. Plan accordingly! We had an early tour the next Morning which was probably not the best plan sleep-wise.
Kenneth K United Kingdom
this is something to remember, we purchased the vip tour and it was well worth the extra money, we had a great view of the penguins coming up the beach and received a full briefing by the resident staff, it really is a sight to behold. would put this top of your wish list
Driver cum tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable. Shared a lot of information on the background and surrounding areas. 5 Star to Adrian!!!
Great experience at Penguins watch.
We had a fabulous time despite the cold weather, and to have the option of a helicopter flight was an added bonus, and one which we thoroughly enjoyed. Paul our driver, was a wealth of information and very obliging.
Would highly recommend this tour. The penguins were adorable and to be able to follow them to their burrows was an experience. Well done.!
Lovely! You are so close to the penguins it is amazing! Bundle up in the winter months! It can get chilly by the ocean. I took the sky box upgrade and it was well worth it.
Was amazing - worth paying extra for viewing platform plus - saw the penguins up really close
This is a superb tour. I highly recommend the addition of the penguin watching from the platform with the staff.
This tour is so great that the weather (it was a rainy day) didn't spoil the fun. First we visited a small farm where we could see and interact with a great variety of animals such as koalas, wallabies and kangaroos. Then, we moved to the place where those little and lovely penguins parade every dusk. It was an unforgettable experience!!! I can't describe how mesmerized I was with such a view! The driver/guide was excellent, too! Ten out of ten!
Our ranger guided tour saw us sitting on the beackwithin a few feet of the little penguins. It was a magical experience as these little guys waddled right past us. No photos are allowed so as not to disorient the wild life however this did not detract from the experience.
This was a great tour and we were pleased to have spent the extra money to have the Ultimate Penguin tour. This is a small group tour although initially you are in a larger group for the first part when you visit the wildlife park but when reaching the penguins you then split into your booked tours. We were picked up from our hotel by minibus and then transferred to a very new clean coach with a great driver who gave us lots of extra information as we went. The wildlife park is small and personal with great "hands on" experiences. Here you can stroke and have your picture taken with a koala, a wonderful experience and worth every penny. They are so sweet and have the softest fur and I was not rushed out for the next person either. You can also feed and stroke the kangaroos, great fun. I would have actually liked more time there. We then went on to see the penguins and it must be realised that no pictures are allowed to be taken when they come to shore even with the flash off. The rule applies to everyone as it damages their eyes. With our tour we had our own seat mats, binoculars and headsets. We had a great tour with our guide and were taken to various places where we could see the penguins much closer then the other tours. The penguins are very small and great fun to watch. They give you lots of information and will answer all your questions. It can be cold, it can be wet so dress for that. Then when that is over you meet back at the coach and this is the part we were not aware of, you then go to a small town afterwards where they stop for you to go and have dinner before returning to Melbourne. The cost is not included but there is a choice of restaurants and we went to the Italian one (which he recommended and ate there himself) which was fine and had very tasty pizzas and wine. We then returned and were dropped off at our hotel. a good tour which I do recommend.
Was a fantastic day. The tour leader and guides at Phillip Island are genuinely passionate about their work, and enjoy sharing it with tourists
The Phillip Island penguins were so adorable! So glad I went to see them while in Melbourne. The driver guide was fantastic and really knowledgeable and helpful. Phillip Island itself is really beautiful, it was nice to get an overview of the island on this tour and to have dinner there.