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The Little Penguin Bus

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328 Flinders St | The Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 1800 466 080
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Great Ocean Road day tour

The trip was nice with great view, little bus but comfortable, small group therefore quite... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Trang-TrangLe
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Wonderful tour with super tour guide Travis!

This is my first time joining such tour group based on recommendation from my friend & I do not... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Zhao M
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Check out our new tours! A full-day Phillip Island tour and a Great Ocean Road Tour. The Little Penguin Bus is a budget-priced express tour operator travelling direct to the Phillip Island Penguin Parade. Enjoy a two hour scenic drive to Phillip Island, with commentary, arriving an hour before the penguins are due to appear. Time for a visit to the cafe, souvenir shopping and learning all about the Little Penguins in the visitor centre. We offer a selection of penguin viewing options and the personal service and small-group atmosphere of much more expensive operators. All fares advertised include return transport and Penguin Parade entry.
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328 Flinders St | The Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The trip was nice with great view, little bus but comfortable, small group therefore quite personal. Our guide, Lee, was fun, helful and entertaining. There are many interesting stops along the way. We also had a great time for morning tea in a beautiful and...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is my first time joining such tour group based on recommendation from my friend & I do not regret the choice. The tour is everything as described on the website, small group, many stops, breakfast/tea break & pub dinner included. But the best thing...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dean was a fabulous guide down the Great Ocean Road. He was fun & entertaining...very knowledgeable about the area.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

- good size tour group - not too many or too little! - very informative especially about the island and its inhabitants - great mix of stops before the grand finale of the penguin parade - great day based around wildlife Would highly recommend

Thank mariapalmer89
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Reviewed 1 week ago

David was a great driver/host to our trip to see the penguins. I appreciated his tips and advice on what to see / where to go. Having a smaller group is really great and the way to go. We did the guided ranger tour and...More

Thank Kelli W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Trevor was an amazing guide and the tour was excellent. Prompt pick up and lots of stops along the way so didn't need to worry about bathroom/food breaks. The views were great and really liked that it was a small group. Dinner at the pub...More

1  Thank Speedy688
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Little Penguin Bus GOR trip is a great way to see all the main sites in a day. We were a small group on a comfortable mini bus, so the trip felt very personal. It's a long full day and covers 540 Km. There...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't recommend the Penguin Parade Phillip Island tour highly enough. We got so much more than was advertised, our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable. We got to spend a good amount of time at the Nobbies and then enjoyed a walk with the tour guide...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having travelled with Mac 5 years ago to the little Penguins we knew we were making a wise decision to use the company again for the Great Ocean Road trip. We were not disappointed! Travis was a fabulous tour guide and made everything so personal...More

1  Thank bmudy54
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found out this little company by luck and I’m super happy I did! Small group (we were 3 in total) and we had the best driver guide ever named Lee! I highly recommend you to use them rather than be big company buses. We...More

Thank Sabrina L
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Neville M, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sabrina. I'm glad you found us too! Thanks so much for the great review and pics. Lee and I really appreciate the feedback, we are delighted to hear it was such an enjoyable experience. Thanks for sharing here! Kind regards Mac McCrostie

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PMEPetalingJaya
25 December 2017|
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Response from Neville M | Property representative |
Hi. We have a maximum of only 11 people per tour. The price is per person. We have several different tours and different prices so please just head to our website for all your tour information, prices, availability and... More
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3 December 2017|
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Response from Neville M | Property representative |
Hi. Thanks for the message. We have been operating tours every day right through this unusual weather period and will continue to do so. It’s safe and our guests are still enjoying the destinations. The wet weather is easing... More
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Hi Lily. Sorry I didn’t get your message sooner but we only had 3 seats available today. Sometimes a phone call or email is a better idea for urgent enquiries. We have 5 seats tomorrow if that helps. You can book at our... More
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