Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Phillip Island Penguin Small Group Eco Tour from Melbourne submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
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This was an EXCELLENT tour and I would highly recommend it. It was such a nice selection of things to do for a day, I loved the variety. We started off by visiting a chocolate factory, where you can win FREE chocolate! Then a visit to a koala sanctuary, where we got to see several koalas up close in the trees, which was much better than the zoo. Next stop was a visit to a vineyard where we sat outside for delicious cheese and wine tasting, followed by a stop to the Nobbies. Finally, the absolute highlight of the day was the penguin parade. A few people had said to me that they didn't think the penguin parade was very good as it was too dark and you couldn't get very close, but we paid a few extra bucks for the Penguin Plus option, which was absolutely worth it (you also get a free souvenir book and drink with this option too). We saw the penguins really close as they came up the beach in their groups, then could follow them closely as we walked alongside them on the boardwalk as they made their way up in to the sand dunes. Even if you don't get the Penguin Plus option, you can still follow the penguins along the boardwalk, even if you can't see them on the beach. I would highly rate this tour to anyone thinking about doing it. It was such a wonderful, varied and well-planned day, it absolutely was the highlight of my Australia holiday.Reviewed by: Keri R, December 2013
This is a once in a lifetime experience and is fantastic. We paid for the private penguin parade and it was clearly far better than the standard or penguin plus packages (although they would have been very enjoyable too). The private parade gives you a guide ranger who tells you all about the penguins and can answer any questions you throw at them and you also get front row seats and binoculars to use. Well worth the extra money!Reviewed by: Dean C, November 2013
Definitely worth the extra money for the private tour. Fantastic day, great tour, great tour guide (Joel). Will be coming back again (hopefully in the very near future) for some more fantastic tours with your companyReviewed by: Christine B, November 2013
Great tour with go west . Our guide Katy was the best. It rained all day but she made it fun still.The Pennys chocolate factory was the greatest ever.Reviewed by: shereleen e n, November 2013
The penguins are worth the trip by themselves. The tour was very well organized, guide very pleasant. Wine testing and koala sanctuary was nice as well.Reviewed by: Gregory C, October 2013