Fariha A Pakistan
This was a once in a lifetime experience. To actually witness a natural phenomenon in the wild. The Penguins were a few minutes late in coming, but once they did, they came in hordes. We took the Penguin Plus option which was well worth it. You had a great view from all the seats and the platform was right by them. There was more than enough time to see them. Unfortunately no photos were allowed but it will stay in our memory forever. I would recommend taking the evening tour if you are tight on time and want to cover other areas in Melbourne during the day. The Penguins come around sunset so this part can only be done in the evenings. Our guide was very nice and kept us entertained during the drive down. There was free wifi and even a bathroom on our bus. Also we had about an hour to have dinner at the cafe and souvenir shop before the Penguins were due. Nice relaxing tour.
Our favorite experience! Definitely worth upgrading to the mid-level upgrade. It can get really cold in the evening and there is a lot of waiting, so keep this in mind if you have little ones.
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.
We didn't see a lot of them returning from the dark sea that night. I got worried, wondering if them were caught by their predators. It turned out that a lot of them never went fishing, it was mating season! You can see and hear them everywhere along the board walk.
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.
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.
Very knowledgeable bus driver and plenty of time watching the penguins on the beach and then back to their homes.
Angela M Canada
This is the 2nd time I have gone on this and even if I go back to Melbourne I would do this again. They are soooo adorable. I would like to have done the event on the beach but it was not available for the day we booked this. Our night was dreadful and raining plus cold but still a FAVORITE EVENT.
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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