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Escape Discovery Adventures

Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria 3931, Australia (South Melbourne)
03 1300 480 235
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Ranked #6 of 184 activities in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: At Escape Discovery Adventures our guests experience more than just a tour. Our all inclusive, small group one day Great Ocean Road adventures capture... more » Owner description: At Escape Discovery Adventures our guests experience more than just a tour. Our all inclusive, small group one day Great Ocean Road adventures capture the very best of the region and offers fantastic value for money. With an emphasis on quality, our specially designed route 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. « less
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Taichung, Taiwan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I intended to take a two-day Great Ocean Road tour, but however they did not have any tour for my time except a single-day Great Ocean Road tour. I am lucky to have a 5-people group tour. Our guide named David, and he is a very easy-going guy. I enjoy a Homey experience tour. David provided a morning breakfast tea... More

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

My mum, sister and I took the Great Ocean Road tour with David and Penguins tour with Paul. It was amazing and very enjoyable. Love the small group size, professionalism and knowledge of Paul and David. The wildlife park was peaceful and fun being up close with the emus, wombat, kangaroos, and many others. Penguins plus is definitely worth it... More

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Dearborn, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My girlfriend and I took two days out of our trip to go on a day trip tour of the Great Ocean Road and another to Phillip Island to see the Penguin Parade with our tour guide Paul. Paul was very informative, accommodating, interesting and funny. He was very thorough and pointed out interesting little things/facts that you wouldn't notice... More

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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

My partner & I recently took this tour with Paul. I booked it based on the good reviews & also because you saw everything in one day. The food being all inclusive & it being a small group (11 people Max.- we had 8 on the day) appealed to me also. Paul was a wonderful guide, quintessentially Australian, very accommodating... More

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Malgrat de Mar, Spain
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6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Melbourne was one of the destinations of our honeymoon in Australia, and we wanted to see the Twelve Apostoles. However, if we wanted to do such a long trip by ourselves in one day it would have been quite heavy. On the other hand, we don't like large groups, so after reading the excellent critics of this tour, we booked... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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51 reviews 51 reviews
5 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

David was our guide and you can feel he is a sincere and willing to help. Our tour had several pickups across the city and we were the first at 630am. It was a long day of activities and we finally got back to our hotel after 10pm. There are a lot to see in the tour and it is... More

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Portsmouth, England
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Brilliant tour! If you visit Melbourne, this tour has to be done. It a long day but Paul is a wonderful guide. He is caring, amusing and very informative. I will treasure the memories forever. I was traveling alone, but as the group is small, I felt very comfortable and soon made friends. Paul took us to an area where... More

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Barre, Vermont
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I can only rave about this fantastic tour and our guide, Paul. Paul learned all our names in minutes and treated us like family for the day.He had many tour aspects to cover and he had a flawless plan for our day on the Great Ocean Rd. His commentary was so informative and his personality so pleasant. We loved seeing... More

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

Hello travelm0m48, Many thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts with us and your fellow travellers. I am especially glad you enjoyed the more personal touch we try to bring to our days - as we say, we strive to provide our guests with an experience, not just a tour. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail.... More

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

After comparing several tours online I booked this one for my parents and myself. What an incredible day! Our group was just 10 people plus our fantastic guide, Paul. Everything was perfect from start to finish -- we learned tons of information from Paul and the scenery was breathtaking. Seeing kangaroos and koalas in the wild was great, along with... More

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

Hi Mallory, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with fellow travellers. We really do appreciate it and welcome all feedback from our guests. It was certainly my pleasure hostng yourself and your parents and I am so pleased you all enjoyed it the way we intended. We always love seeing the animals and our little kanagaroo joey friend... More

Singapore, Singapore
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

The tour was excellent! Our guide was David and he was really knowledgeable, humourous, and great time management - with a packed itinerary and plenty of stops, our day did not feel rushed at all, and we felt that we really managed to do plenty of sightseeing. We were lucky that the weather turned out to be excellent especially after... More

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

Hello Mint87, Thank you for your review, it was indeed David's pleasure hosting you on the day and indeed ours having you choose us whilst in Melbourne Our Great Ocean Road experiences are long days - up to 14 hours - as there is so much to see, we don't want our guests to miss anyhting! Our small group format... More

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