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Hi. We very much enjoyed our trip to Phillip Island to see the little penguins. Our guide, Peter, was very informative providing great commentary along the way from the time we left Melbourne until we reached our destination. We are glad we decided to do a bus trip rather than hire a car and drive ourselves.
Thanks for a great experience.
Helen and Glen Dalgliesh
The penguin viewing with priority seating was amazing. Staff very helpful. Our coach driver Richard from AAT Kings was very good, informative and told funny dad jokes. Kept everyone happy.
Great tour. Packed so much into 2 days that it felt a lot longer. The guide Jeremy was brilliant, friend to everyone, inclusive, informative and very entertaining. Visited some beautiful places, fed wallabies and kangaroos and watched the magical return of the penguins to Phillip Island. Excellent value for money and I thoroughly recommend.
We really enjoyed the tour we went on. The evening tour was cancelled but AAT Kings contacted us to reschedule. So, we opted for the fuller tour. The best part of the actual day was the penguins. It was brilliant and we learnt heaps. Amazed by how they live and the distance covered on land. ❤️
We thoroughly enjoyed this trip. Our bus driver/tour guide was fantastic and friendly with lots of knowledge of the areas we passed between the city and Phillip Island. Watching the penguin parade was awesome, the kids enjoyed it so much too even though it was cold. They are such amazing little penguins and it's fantastic to see this species thriving and we enjoyed watching them.
This was a fantastic tour! Dave was great and very entertaining. We loved the opportunity to feed the kangaroos and wallabies. The winery was fun and had great snacks. The highlight of course was the penguin parade and that was so much fun. I wish I had known ahead of time that we weren't allowed to take pictures of the actual event, but it also allowed me to just watch and appreciate. I loved the small group and think it's a much more pleasant experience than in a large, impersonal group.
One of the best tours to take, The Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island was pretty good but the
Great Ocean Drive and specially the Twelve Apostles is worth the entire trip.
The guide was friendly and kept us on time at all times
The anticipated Penguins at the end of the tour was a big let down. They make you believe that you will see a lot of them and they were probably 50 or 60 that night. But I still give it a 5 star rating.
The Ocean Road and Phillip Island are great. We had a fantastic driverKatie for the Ocean Road and she made our journey so entertaining. Wish we could have a Katie on all our tours. As she was from the area she was able to give us added information and she sang us a few Auzi songs, very entertaining. She also played some songs which explained the story of where we where going this made it all the more real. The woman is fantastic don't let her go. Also loved seeing the Penguins they are the cutest. Great days out. Do the Ocean Road first as this is an early start and the Penguin is a slightly later start but you will get home later.
Our tour guide was entertaining and make the trip interesting, worth the price and the penguin experience was awesome. I love the time spent at Moonlight Sanctuary too, up close with Kangaroo and Koala. The tour guide give us enough time to spend time with the cute animals. Wine tasting session was good too, even though it did get a little bored. Too bad there was no chocolate factory visit for our trip..
Great experience and well worth it - amazing to see these small penguins on their daily return and so close by
Wonderful tour! The Penguins were so cute and adorable. Our guides for both tours were informative and friendly. They made all the instructions and infiamruin very clear, and they were both helpful to make sure we got the most of the tour. Enjoyable and worth every penny!
only PROBLEM WAS THE WEATHER, VERY COLD WAITING FOR THE PENGUINS TO COME OUT OF THE WATER
Easy, relaxing and unrushed. Perfect if you and #39;re travelling with children or elderly. I went alone and still enjoyed it since I didn and #39;t expect it to be action-packed. Moonlit Sanctuary is smaller than many other bigger places to see animals, but good enough. Penguins are cute and worth seeing.
Wonderful experience and the guide was good. Just frustrated at other guests that don't listen to the absolutely no photo rule. This is to protect the eyesight of the penguins. Tip, pay the extra for the best views and stand along the walkways, you will see the little penguins walk right by you.
Loved it ...you are not allowed to click pics but it is okay as it is in the health interest of little penguins..they are damn cute!
Amazing day on Philip Island tour -- many stops to interact with wildlife and then finished off with great viewing point to see the penguins, back to Melbourne by 8 pm. Rainy weather on Great Ocean Road, but guide made the best of it.
Our tour guide and the tours themselves were excellent. The weather is quite uncontrollable, so this was despite periods of heavy downpours and cold as it is winter. The great ocean road is beautiful as are the rock formations. We were fortunate to have booked the VIP penguin tour because during the parade, there was a veritable monsoon, and those in the grandstand were drenched, while we were warm and dry in the tower. I recommend both tours, but bring a raincoat or poncho.
Absolutely loved this tour. The stopover to see the animals prior to the penguin parade was fun. The parade itself was AMAZING!
Peter was a great tour guide. We arrived in plenty of time to get a good seat on the viewing platform. We upgraded to the Preferred viewing and it was worth it. Dress warmly as it gets chilly. Please respect the rule of No Pictures of the penguins.
March of the Penguins! What experience could possibly exceed having 1000 penguins marching up the beach 3 to 4 ft. away from where you are seated? I got to hand feed a koala at our stop at the Maru sanctuary. Adrian was a great guide, and the tour was an excellent value. A memorable bucket list experience! I also liked the convenient pickup at my hotel.
Very knowledgeable bus driver and plenty of time watching the penguins on the beach and then back to their homes.
Both trips were wonderful - long drives, but really beautiful. The Phillip Island is very beautiful and the penguins are to die for! The cutest thing on Earth! Both tours were well organized, lunches were very good grilled meats or vegetarian and the guides were knowledgeable and fun. I loved that we got to feed the kangaroos and wallabies Phillip Island tour. The 12 Apostles on the Great Ocean Road are spectacular as well. I would recommend the tours. We also received passes to the aquarium in Melbourne and their emblematic tower which alone were a pretty good deal which was included in the price of the bundle.
This was a very well-paced and worthwhile tour. Visiting the Moonlit Sanctuary park provided some nice opportunities for getting close to well-fed kangaroos and other Australian animals. The winery offered a nice break before the penguin parade at sunset. And of course, the penguins: they took their time appearing, but were a delight when they did. The guide, Daniel, clearly loves Melbourne and enjoys his job, and he made sure to address everyone's needs. Overall, a good day out, and a good value.
What a great tour! We loved the Moonlight Sanctuary. I could have spent all day there, but the best part of the day was the Penguin Parade. We must have seen close to 800 penguins in that evening! They're so tiny and hilarious 3 I highly recommend GoWest and any of their wonderful tours. This was an experience I will never forget.
Lovely tour! The drive down was very scenic and the guide was not only knowledgeable about the penguins, he was able to tell us a lot about the things that we passed on the way. The bus was also very comfortable.
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