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Phillip Island Designated Driver

Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 481 265 534
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Hassle Free

Nick has been very helpful throughout our day trip. Everything was being taken care of and it was... read more

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Reviewed 20 September 2017
MichLPS
Great afternoon visiting Phillip Island!

My sister and I really wanted to see Phillip Island, but we didn't want to deal with the crowds of... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2017
Chelsea K
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Phillip Island Designated Driver provides small group, personalised tours of Phillip Island and beyond. From a simple trip to the penguins to a full-day tour of the island we have something to fit your needs. We also provide a range of set tours based around local food and wine tasting, local markets and natural scenic wonders.
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“line bus” (2 reviews)
“day trip” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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+61 481 265 534
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Nick has been very helpful throughout our day trip. Everything was being taken care of and it was hassle free for my old aunts. It was definitely the right choice I've made for my aunts! Nick's friendliness and in depth knowledge (not to mention, great...More

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PIdesignateddriver, Owner at Phillip Island Designated Driver, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Hello and thank-you for your helpful review. A small group tour certainly provides flexibility and helps when you don't want to keep to set timelines. I very much enjoyed the day with you and your three aunts. I hope the rest of your trip was...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017

My sister and I really wanted to see Phillip Island, but we didn't want to deal with the crowds of a tour bus. Nick met us as we were getting off the V/Line bus from Melbourne in Cowes, then took us to the Koala Conservation...More

Thank Chelsea K
PIdesignateddriver, Owner at Phillip Island Designated Driver, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Thank you for your review! I agree - the drive around The Nobbies prior to the penguin parade really is a spectacular journey. We've had Peregrine Falcons, Swamp Harriers and Kestrels spotted on recent outings, plus ofcourse the Swamp Wallabies and Little Penguins peeking out...More

Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Nick picked me up at my preferred location right on time and took me to the locations I needed to see. He left me alone as requested and gave me the directions I needed to really get the full experience ;)

Thank Zachary K
PIdesignateddriver, Owner at Phillip Island Designated Driver, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Hey thanks for the review of your time at Phillip Island! I hope the rest of your journey was just as adventurous! We always strive to offer what our customers are after - which in your case was some discovery walking around our wonderful coastline.

Reviewed 20 April 2017

My friend and I found out the absolute hard way that coordination between the mainland and Phillip Island is abysmal. Nick (owner of PIDD) came to our rescue last minute, taking us from the visitor centre to the Koala Conservation Centre and then to the...More

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PIdesignateddriver, Owner at Phillip Island Designated Driver, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

Thanks so much for your review. You highlight some good points for travellers to know. If you come to Phillip Island to see the penguins by public bus (V/line) from Melbourne you must either spend a night on the island, which allows you to visit...More

Reviewed 21 March 2017

My mother and I recently visited Phillip Island as part of a Princess cruise stopover. I did not want to go on one of the organised tours from the ship as I didn't want a large group tour. Designated driver Nick was fantastic. We were...More

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PIdesignateddriver, Owner at Phillip Island Designated Driver, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Thanks for your review. I'm glad the personalised tour was a great way to break up the cruise trip and escape the big crowds. A small group tour is ideal for visiting the popular (and lesser known) sights and attractions on Phillip Island. And yes...More

Reviewed 7 March 2017

Nick drove me from Rhyll to see the penguin parade at Summerland via the Nobbies. He was great - he picked me up right on time. It was just the 2 of us and he was full of knowledge about the local sights and destinations...More

Thank Liz_from_Melbourne
PIdesignateddriver, Owner at Phillip Island Designated Driver, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Great review and many thanks. Getting to Phillip Island by bus from Melbourne is an easy option and my services allow you to have easy transport/ tours around the island once you're here. Ofcourse there's nothing like some local knowledge to add value to your...More

Reviewed 6 March 2017

Nick at Phillip Island designated driver was so friendly accommodating and knowledgable on the sights and sounds of Phillip Island and the amazing Penguin Parade. Can't wait to go back again

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Nick was absolutely fantastic. We booked a full day trip (private tour!!!) and he took us to a various of different places including the penguin parade. Great value for only 95 AUD! If we ever come back to Phillip Island, we'll book Nick again!More

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PIdesignateddriver, Owner at Phillip Island Designated Driver, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Thank-you for your review. We love to customise our tours to meet the preferences of our guests! Our passenger numbers are limited so we can offer flexibility in the itinerary. I remember it being a great day for this tour and the koalas were out...More

Reviewed 3 March 2017

We arranged to have Nick Stephen give us his tour of Phillip Island in lieu of the trip offered by our cruise ship (Seabourn Encore). We ended up being his only clients on this trip and enjoyed his interesting explanation of the places we visited...More

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PIdesignateddriver, Owner at Phillip Island Designated Driver, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Thank-you for your positive review. I hope the rest of your cruise was enjoyable. It seems now all the cruise ships will be disembarking at Rhyll, which will make it easier to arrange my itineraries. I will also take up your suggestion of holding a...More

Reviewed 27 October 2016

We visited Phillip Island as a family and my Mum and I wanted to see the fairy penguins. Nick was full of local knowledge with great communication and transferred us from the GP circuit to the penguins (& other local attractions) and then back to...More

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PIdesignateddriver, Owner at Phillip Island Designated Driver, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2016

Thank-you for your review! We are seeing the highest ever recorded penguin numbers at the penguin parade at the moment. It was great having you aboard for my nightly Nobbies and Penguins Tour and hope to see you again someday !

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