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.
Enjoyed the whole day! Great tour director in Chris. I was on the upgraded tour with being on the beach and had one of the penguins come right up to me, touch it's beak to my knee, and stop for small time right beside me. Was that exciting or what !!!!
Got to love that chocolate as well. Saw lots of Koala's.
Great fun and very friendly tour guide! Nice songs on the bus too :)Reviewed by: Hong Hui W, June 2013
Excellent tour with a well versed tour guide. Loved the themed music at every stop/ They only criticism I have is that because I was late late being picked up [almost 30 minutes] and the last pickup was not till nearly 11.30am we lost valuable time and our stop overs were cut short. At every site we were a little pushed for time and didn't get the opportunity to enjoy the experience.San Remo, the stop before going on to the island was a bit limited in food options with many places closed or closed down. Given that I will probably never visit Phillip Island again, I would have like to stop at the Phillip Island race circuit [It wasn't part of the tour] but we drove straight past it and they were running races. 15 minutes would have been plenty. The chocolate factory was great. The Koala sanctuary was a bit disappointing as I only saws 3 kolas but our tour guide did provide coffee and cake for afternoon tea. The winery visit was very tasty and delicious with great wines and cheese and the hosts were very gracious. We only had a about 20 minutes at the Nobbies rock formation and this was definitely not enough time to take it all in as it was already getting dark and we needed to be at the penguins. The penguin parade with the penguin plus option was definitely worth it but again the stay was cut a bit short with only a short time to shop for the all important souvenirs with hundreds of other visitors after the viewing and really no time to get some thing to eat. We were also back in Melbourne by 8.30pm, a lot sooner than the advertised time. Perhaps future tours could start an hour earlier to give people more time to enjoy the trip and little longer at the penguins. Overall though I would recommend the tour.
Visitor from Sydney, Australia
We had very little time to do the tours, almost 15 minutes at each stop. The place where we stopped for lunch just had a bakery,. The afternoon tea just gave it to the people who made the simple tour to penguins we were on the / platform plus / not given anything. at night did not stop for dinner so we returned almost at 10pm without eatingReviewed by: adrimoyan, May 2013
Bit disappointing.Positives lovely friendly host/driver who couldn't of been more helpful.Penguins on Phillip island brillant to see. Rest of day disappointing. Choc factory pass / wine tasting pass.Koala park ok.Reviewed by: Michael G, May 2013