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Discover the history, natural beauty & abundant wildlife of French Island, an unspoilt, remote island only 1 hour from Melbourne and a 15 min ferry from Phillip Island and the Mornington Peninsula. Naturaliste Tours operates small guided tours in...more
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French Island, Victoria 3921, Australia
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed exploring French Island with Steve, our guide from Naturiste Tours. The ferry was quick and smooth and I felt relaxed and comfortable in the four-wheel-drive vehicle which we explored the island in. It was great spotting the koalas and I was delighted...More

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Leanne J, Manager at Naturaliste Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2018

Thank you for your great review. The tour offers a glimpse into this intriguing island with opportunity to stop and see wildlife, take in the views and the wide variety of changing landscape from salt marshes and rolling fields to swamps, forests and volcanic rock...More

Reviewed 20 June 2018

It is quite amazing that such a quiet place as French Island exists so close to Melbourne. It felt like stepping back in time with very few people around despite visiting on a long weekend. It was fascinating to hear and see the history, and...More

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Leanne J, Manager at Naturaliste Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2018

Thank you for your great review. French Island is a fascinating destination. A large island of some 17,000 hectares of which 2/3rds is National Park. The tour offers a glimpse of island life, history, wildlife and unique flora. Come back in spring when the wildflowers...More

Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Naturaliste Tours is a great way to get a glimpse of the natural bushland and coastal areas inside the large national park (2/3 of the island) as well as seeing the farmlands and community. Our wonderful guide Linda is a “local”, of 10 years standing,...More

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Leanne J, Manager at Naturaliste Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thank you for your great review! Your feedback has been passed on to the Naturaliste Tours team and to Linda. French Island is indeed a hidden gem and is so interesting. A great idea to return in the spring to see the native orchids, wildflowers...More

Reviewed 10 May 2018

Thank-you to Steve at Naturaliste Tours for an excellent tour of French Island. Although only 80 minutes from Melbourne, a visit to French Island is transporting offering interesting and wild landscapes. Steve has excellent knowledge offering keen insights on topics ranging from flora and fauna,...More

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Leanne J, Manager at Naturaliste Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Thank you for your great review. French Island is indeed a hidden treasure trove of wild and interesting landscapes, wildlife in natural settings and fascinating history on the door step of Melbourne. French Island is accessible by a 15 minute ferry ride from either Stony...More

Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Thanks Steve for a wonderful day on French Island. If you would like to visit the Island, this is the way to do it! Would like to visit in Spring to see the native flowers. thanksMore

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Leanne J, Manager at Naturaliste Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Thank you for your great review and we agree, Steve is an informative and knowledgable guide. The island scenery and vegetation definitely changes with the seasons and we too are looking forward to the native orchids of spring. Look forward to seeing you back for...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018

We had a fantastic tour with Steve Ross yesterday as he was extremely knowledgeable on topography, history and the flora and fauna of French Island. The four wheel drive transporter was very comfortable and handled the unmade roads of French Island with ease.

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Leanne J, Manager at Naturaliste Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thank you for your great review. Steve, shares his knowledge in a very informative an personalised style. And we love our 4WD vehicle - we call him Bruce! Hope to see you on French Island again one day soon. Warm regards, Leanne

Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent am tour with Steve Ross of Naturaliste Tours Highly recommended We did realise the island had so much history all expertly commented on by Steve cheers

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Leanne J, Manager at Naturaliste Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thank you for your great review of our morning tour and feedback on Steve. He has great knowledge of the island and the amazing flora and fauna. Hope to see you back touring with us again soon. Regards, Leanne

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