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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 201 Activities in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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... more » 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. « less
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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Paul was a good tour guide. It was a nice size of a group. We were a relatively quiet group, which I got the feeling he may prefer more talkative travelers. The nature of the trip is a lot of driving, and that is exactly what it was. Very beautiful and scenic. The group I was with enjoyed making extra... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Paul was an amazing tour guide, from the moment he picked me up. Even early in the morning, he was cheery and talkative. We had a group of about 8 people, even though the van could hold more, because Paul always leaves some extra room so his passengers can be comfortable. He was also very attentive to our needs, from... More

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Waitakere City, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

we are so glad we picked this tour. it was the best of any tours we booked on our travels. our tour guide was amazing, so much fun and so knowledgable and informative. everything was great, the food, the stops along the way, the banter and humour, and of course the 12 apostles destination. we would thoroughly recommend this tour... More

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

Hi Debbie & Graham, Many thanks for posting your thoughts - we very much appreciate the time our guests take in their busy schedules to provide feedback on their time with us. We are always especially gratified when our guests proclaim their experience to be the best of their travels In Australia. We always aim to achieve this level of... More

Johor Bahru, Malaysia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We booked a Great Ocean Road tour with Escape Discovery Adventures after reading through so many reviews on Tripadvisor and certainly it was the best decision ever. Paul was a wonderful guide : knowledgeable, friendly, humorous and certainly his passion for what he does is reflected in his wonderful service. Pick-up (and drop-off) was at our hotel, it was a... More

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

Hi Claire3833, Thank you for choosing us for your Great Ocean Road experience and for sharing your day with us on Tripadvisor. There are many operators (and many reviews) of tours from Melbourne, so it is especially pleasing when guests have chosen us based on what previous guests have posted as their experiences with us. We strive to provide the... More

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We did the Great Ocean Road tour with Paul. We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary and it was a very memorable day .Hotel pickup was included, bus was very comfortable and many personal touches included. Great morning tea with lots of Australian favourites for overseas people. Lunch and dinner was well planned and delicious. All our stops were fantastic and... More

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

Hi Mileva, Thank you for posting your thoughts on your day with us. Congratulations on 30 years together! It was a delight hosting you and your husband and we always feel privileged (and humbled) when guests choose us as part of their special celebrations. We are glad you enjoyed the inclusions that made the day more comfortable for you -... More

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

On my travels I have given a fair few 5 star reviews mainly due to finding great places on TripAdvisor but Paul's tour is possibly the best I have ever done. I realy don't mean this in a negative way, it is like being shown around by a family member you have known all your life! We were in a... More

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

Hi Matt T, Thank you for joining us and for you humbling review. It is so pleasing to see guests such as yourselves have enjoyed the experience to the level we strive to deliver to all our guests. We are passionate about what we do and hope this translates, as it has in your case, to create a lasting memory... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Paul is a wonderful guide who is obviously very passionate about Melbourne and the surrounding areas. I don't want to start rambling but this is a truly great Company and excursion: we did the 1 day Great Ocean Road tour with Hotel pick up, interesting stops and fabulous food breaks! It was lovely being in a small group and Paul... More

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

Hi MLT84, Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your day with us with your fellow travellers. We are very appreciative of any and all feedback we receive but are of course especially pleased that your experience proved to be such a memorable one. We strive to provide the best level of service and value for money available to our... More

Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My friend and I did 2 tours with Escape Discovery Adventures, we left feeling its the best tour we had taken in Melbourne. Paul, our guide cum driver for both days, was knowledgable and friendly. It was apparent he had great passion for his country and even greater passion with what he is doing! He shared about History, Culture, local... More

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

Hi lemonpill, Thank you for your feedback. It was great fun having you both aboard for our Philip Island Penguin Wildlife experience and the Great Ocean Road. We are especially glad you found the Great Ocean Road adventure 'relaxing'. Make no mistake, it is a long day (because there is so much we wish to share with our guests) but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Went with Paul on the 1 day GOR experience. Overall an excellent day. Logistics were impeccable both prior to and during the day. Lots of personal touches such as homemade ANZAC biscuits and Paul had even went to the trouble of bringing Gluten free options for my wife. Paul is extremely knowledgeable and engaging and did his up most to... More

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

Hi GailF59, Thank you for joining us and posting your thoughts on your time spent with us. It was a pleasure hosting you and your family along the Great Ocean Road. We pride ourselves on being able to satisfy just about all guests requests in a small group format and Gluten Free requests for food is becoming a more common... More

Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was by far the best tour I experienced in Australia! Paul was so accommodating and friendly from start to finish. This tour is a great value for your money - you hit all the major sites but also some hidden extras. Lunch and dinner was included and hot and ready each time we arrived (you get to pick from... More

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

Hi 1212Betty, We are absolutely thrilled you found our Great Ocean Road experience the best you had in Australia. It really does give us a tremendous thrill to know we have left gusts such as yourselves with such a lasting memory and thank you for sharing this experience with others here. The extras we try to provide in anticipation of... More

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