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The Little Penguin Bus

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Check out our new 12 Apostles Express Tour! Please book direct at our website, there is a link in the Contact information to the right (or above if on a mobile). The Little Penguin Bus is a budget-priced express tour operator travelling direct to...more
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328 Flinders St | The Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 1800 466 080
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I see Mac has a fan club! And, no wonder. He is charming, funny, informative and a really good driver. We saw quite a bit of wildlife to include several wallabies (my fave). That said, and no fault of the Little Penguin Bus management, I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AtlantaGlobetrotter
NevilleMcC, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Team Atlanta. Thanks so much for the review and feedback. I'm sorry the equipment let you down on your Ultimate Adventure Tour but I'm glad it didn't totally spoil the experience. I've passed on your feedback to the Penguin Parade and requested information on...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Being an avid nature lover this was high on my list of activities that I wanted to do whilst In Melbourne! We chose a local tour and were picked up at the Rendezvous Hotel on Flinders Street at the exact agreed time. The hotel allow...More

Date of experience: December 2018
5  Thank RuthA839
104nevillem, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Ruth. Thanks so much for the wonderful review for your tour with Dean. I'm really glad the inconsiderate behaviour of others didn't spoil such a special wildlife experience. Dean said he really enjoyed your company too. Thanks for choosing us for your penguin tour...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can only reiterate what the majority of the other reviewers have already said.This trip with Little Penguin Bus Company is amazing Mac our guide was brilliant & took great care of us all.Please do not hesitate to book the trip with this Company via...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Claire251906
104nevillem, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Claire. Thanks for the review and recommendation, much appreciated. And thanks for mentioning booking at our website, always the best option for you and for small businesses! Kind regards Mac McCrostie

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this tour as it was highly recommended by my friends and we too had same expereience. The owner Mac is a great person, extremely knowledgable, very friendly and helpful. He was dot on time for the pickup. The directions for pick up and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Adkatdare
104nevillem, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Adkatdare. Thanks for reviewing your tour with us. I'm delighted to hear it was such a good experience for you and your family. We do always include a hotel drop off at the end of the tour if you are staying in or near...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was really fun and definitely worth the price. Mac was an excellent guide and the trip was very efficient. the ride was comfortable in the smaller-sized van and lended itself to a more focused tour. Mac stopped a few times along the way to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Brian M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are many tours to chose from when wanting to visit the penguins. We chose this one as it was small and affordable and just the right amount of time. Our tour guide Mac went over and beyond what I had expected. He was so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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104nevillem, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Zen. I'm glad you found us too! Thanks for the review. I'm delighted to hear that the extra advice really made a difference to the experience. And that we were able to exceed your expectations. It was a pleasure. Safe travels Mac McCrostie

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't recommend this trip enough. I did the budget express trip which went straight to the island and back, which was exactly what I wanted. Mac was a great guide - really friendly and knowledgeable. You had plenty of time to see the island...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank jpirozek
104nevillem, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi jpirozek. Thanks for taking the time to review your tour with us. We love being the last bus to leave! We can give you more time with the penguins, until closing time, and still get you home quicker because we don't have so many...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic time with our driver, Mac and that started from the time we were on the bus. Mac was prompt, warm and friendly and very knowledgeable and knew where to get the best coffee (chai latte for me!) when we had a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Barbara L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the ideal small group tour to see the Little Penguins Parade at Phillip Island. Our guide, Mac was great, very knowledgeable, instantly friendly and a great conversationalist with many anecdotes about Phillip Island. Mac provided us with an informative drive out with excellent...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The half day tour to Phillips Island by the Little Penguin Bus was one of the highlights of our family trip to Melbourne. Cant say enough good things about Mac, our guide for the tour.. very happy to have had him as our guide! We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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26 November 2018|
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Response from NevilleMcC | Property representative |
Hi Pamela. Thanks for the message. We can help, no problem. We can pick you up at your accommodation (just make a note on our website booking form and we will be in touch), we have room for a folding wheelchair or walker and... More
19 October 2018|
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Response from NevilleMcC | Property representative |
Hi Jas. The Underground Viewing is on our Premium Penguin Express tour. If you book direct at our website (there's a link in our Contact box on our TripAdvisor page) it pops up as an extra add on during the booking process... More
2 July 2018|
Response from NevilleMcC | Property representative |
Hi. We can do that, no problem. We can offer our penguin express tour for only $80 per person with your own tickets, normally $100.00 - we have a sale on right now. You can simply book at our website (I can't put the address... More