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Escape Discovery Adventures

Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria 3931, Australia (South Melbourne)
+61 1300 480 235
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Ranked #7 of 283 Activities in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: At Escape Discovery Adventures our guests experience more than just a tour. Our all inclusive...
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: At Escape Discovery Adventures our guests experience more than just a tour. Our all inclusive, truly small group one day adventures to the Philip Island Penguins and Great Ocean Road capture the very best of the region and offers fantastic value for money. With an emphasis on quality, our specially designed routes get you closer to nature and avoids the crowds, providing a more personal service that allows you to fully absorb yourself in a memorable day out.
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

What makes Paul's tour different from all the others is the passion he has for his work. Going on a tour wit Paul is akin to visiting an area with an old friend who just happens to have an encyclopaedic knowledge about the area. From the moment Paul picked us up early in the morning to the moment he dropped... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

With so many operators to choose from it was a delight to have chosen Paul's company. An exceptional day that was entertaining and informative with visually impressive scenery as a bonus. A great operator that put everyone at ease from start to finish. A thoroughly enjoyable day that meet all our expectations plus some. We'll done Paul. Cola Cairns

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Since we only had a few days in Melbourne, we wanted to see as much as possible, so I choose to do the Great Ocean Road tour and picked Paul's tour. I'm so glad I did, Paul is the best guide every and have thought of everything to make you comfortable during the long day. We toured with only another... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I only have one day in Melbourne(2nd time visit), jumping into Paul's van to GOR made this day full of fun in a relaxing pace. He has a witty sense of humor, shows us the city he grew up with great passion and a wonderful taste. A morning picnic with AUS branded, heaps funny stories cracked us up the whole... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

I had heard great things about this tour and was not disappointed. To sum up, Paul and his team go the extra mile on just about everything. You are looked after every step of the way. There are extra touches like homemade biscuits at morning tea, avoiding the other big tour buses at the stops, an Aussie music soundtrack, and... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We had an amazing day with Paul, owner of Escape Discovery Adventures along the Great Ocean Road. He picked us up in a van that was equipped for all needs - sun block, hand sanitizer. sucking candies, wifi and more. His narration and stories taught us about everything Australian from history of the settlement of Melbourne to vegemite. We had... More 

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panderson9033, Owner at Escape Discovery Adventures, responded to this review

Hello lomojo, Thank you for your most kind review - we sincerely appreciate your feedback. I am so glad you enjoyed your day out with us. It is a long one along the Great Ocean Road in particular and we spent a great deal of time trying to ensure we had every aspect of our guests comfort covered - so... More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This was an amazing trip and well worth the money. It was a full day and the guide, Bruce, was fantastic. The ocean is the most amazing color and all the stops were well done. There was so much to see and hear about. And the food was great!there are definitely certain stops that I would go back to and... More 

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panderson9033, Owner at Escape Discovery Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Km1066, Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your day out with us. We very much appreciate the effort our guests make to provide fellow travellers with an indication of the sort of day they can expect with us. Of course, we are absolutely delighted that you found the experience so enjoyable. Bruce joined our team recently and has... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We had a brilliant time on the one day GOR tour with Paul. It was a long day but Paul was so energetic and had so many stories / anecdotes that the day flew by. Really good value too, given that all meals were included with the price. We loved the 12 apostles and koala spotting! Highly recommend.

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panderson9033, Owner at Escape Discovery Adventures, responded to this review

Hello Lynsey S, Many thanks for sharing your thoughts here - our guests unbiased reviews of the service we strive to achieve are a very important aspect of providing fellow travellers a valuable indication of what they can expect on their day out with us. It is indeed a long day but there is so much to share with our... More 

Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I went on the day tour to great ocean road and the would thoroughly recommend it. Personalised small group. Great owner Paul. Takes a lot of care and responsibility for ensuring good experience.

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panderson9033, Owner at Escape Discovery Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Cristal239, Thank you for your kind review - we very much appreciate you taking your time to post your thoughts on your day out with us. We are especially glad you enjoyed the truly small group sizes we focus on - we like to provide an exceptional level of personal care and it is pleasing to see that you... More 

Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you were to spend pne tour in melbourne, let it be the 12 apostles with paul anderson of Escape Discovery Adventures. Totally and absolutely worth it. Paul, the owner, made sure we had the best tour in australia. He never ran out of stories, historical anecdotes and interesting things to say about the tour. He was absolutely funny and... More 

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panderson9033, Owner at Escape Discovery Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Tricel, Thank you very much for posting your thoughts on your day with us. We very much appreciate it and humbled by your high praise! We love what we do - its why we do it and whilst I sometimes get asked 'where do you find the energy', I honestly feel a little a little guilty because it doesn't... More 

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