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.
Knowledgeable driver and friendly. The trip to the chocolate factory and the winery was just to fill time and really not that worthwhile. However, the koala preserve was fun and we could have used more time there (and less at the chocolate factory). The penguin parade is not really that - it varies day-to-day on how many penguins will actually come ashore. Be sure to get the tickets for the penguin plus viewing platform as I think the general admission folks were disappointed that evening. These birds are really small and you need to be as close as you can get.Reviewed by: Dan, April 2013
What an amazing day. Fun and informative tour guide. You spend just the right amount of time at each location (chocolate factory, wine tasting, koala conservancy and penguin parade). We even did a couple "side trips" to see things that weren't "on the schedule".
I highly recommend paying the extra money to have the "private" viewing of the penguins too. It's not essential but you'll be sorry if you don't (the other people on our tour were envious of US!). The rangers at the penguin parade are extremely knowledgable and friendly.
This tour was THE HIGHLIGHT to our 3 + week in Australia!
This was a wonderful tour, and a "must do" for anyone staying in Melbourne. Chocolate, Wine and Wildife - Brilliant! Seeing the little penguins emerge from the sea is a memory to be cherished - it's a shame you can't take photo's though. However, you can take photo's of the penguins at the Nobbies. Remeber your coat - no matter how hot the day is, the antartic winds that hit the beach are freezing. Our wonderful guide Frank lent me his sheepskin, and even stopped when we wanted to take photo's of Wallabies! Panny's was great fun, and we won many chocolates in the games. Excellent wines at the winetasting too. I would thoroughly recommend this trip.Reviewed by: Jeanette W, March 2013
If you go to Melbourne a must do if you are into this kind of thing. Lot of time to kill during the tour before seeing the penguins and that was also fun.
The time from beginning to end of the return of the penguins is rather short. It can get cold and you can not take photos of the penguins. Please respect this rule for the well being of the penguins. It is bad reflection on your country and yourself to disrespect this rule. Unfortunately I saw quite a few visitors from Japan, S. Korea and China disrespect this rule.Reviewed by: KeNelia, Canada, March 2013
It was the highlight of my two week vacation in Australia! Our tour guide and the ranger at the penguin site were fantastic - it was great to be around such knowledgeable and genuinely passionate people who clearly enjoyed what they were doing. Thank you!Reviewed by: Maureen L S, March 2013
Had a fantastic time on our tour and our guide from go west Katie was so good and so knowledgable . We will definantly will travel with go west agan . I found Viator very helpful and efficient . Thank you to all for a great day and night.Reviewed by: Toni G, March 2013
Our tour guide Katie was so good and friendly couldn't ask for a better tour guide had a wonderful day and night with those furry pequins . Awesome!!!!!Reviewed by: Toni G, March 2013
Excellent tour with the same comments as aboveReviewed by: Wayne, February 2013
Really enjoyable tour. Our guide Steve was really good and he was fun. The penguins were amazing an unforgettable experience! Really good being in a small group. Would definitely recommend this tour.Reviewed by: Christine R, February 2013