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Escape Discovery Adventures

Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria 3931, Australia (South Melbourne)
03 1300 480 235
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Ranked #9 of 197 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, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

I can't recommend this enough. It was the highlight of our Melbourne vacation. Between morning tea on the beach, having birds eating from my hand, seeing native wildlife, tasty lunch, comfortable bus, hiking through the rain forest, and seeing the Apostles; we had a great time!! Paul was witty and we informed. HIGH RECOMMENDED!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We booked a one day tour of the Great Ocean Road with Paul as our tour guide. Whilst I had previously done a self drive of the road, my Mum had never been, hence the reason for our booking. I was amazed at how much I learnt by doing the tour though. Paul's knowledge of the area including Melbourne is... More

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

My friend and I went on this tour while in Melbourne and had the best time. Paul was our trusty tour guide who made everyone feel comfortable and included. His commentary and knowledge of Australia, Melbourne and the Great Ocean Rd was fantastic. Paul has a great sense of humour and is truly a people person. Not only did we... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We signed up for the Great Ocean Road Day tour sometime ago and there were some hiccups with the confirmation. However, all was forgotten when we embarked on the tour on the 12 June 2014. Paul explained that he was shorthanded as many of his staff had left the establishment recently and he was left to conduct the tours (together... More

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Columbia Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

In March, my husband and I took two tours with Escape Discovery Adventures: the Great Ocean Road and the Philip Island Day Tour. Both were fantastic because of the care with which they have been organized and the great personality of the tour guide. Paul was our guide for both tours and from the moment we were picked up at... More

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We took this tour in March with David as our guide who proved to be excellent and had lots of local knowledge. We saw plenty of wildlife and enjoyed a breakfast of Anzac biscuits. There are numerous stops at interesting points along the way.The scenery is stunning and we took lots of photos so make sure you take your camera... More

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Even though the Great Ocean Road tour is long hours, we (a family of 5) truly enjoyed ourselves with David. David is knowledgeable and friendly. Love the home baked cookies, Tim Tam biscuits, cakes, coffee & tea for our morning first stop. Having lovely breakfast at the beach, filling focaccia for lunch at the local deli & kangaroo meat for... More

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Turlock, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We highly recommend Escape Discovery Ocean Road Tour. Paul was great! There are many tour companies that do the Ocean Road Tour, but Paul's tours are small, personalized and he is very accommodating. He has a lot of knowledge and is very friendly. He made a long day seem very short. His wife's home backed Anzac biscuits were great. The... More

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

Hi Jana, Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience with other travelers. We very much appreciate it. The Great Ocean Road has become incredibly popular in recent times and there are now many operators providing tours as you noted, so it is very gratifying that you chose us. We try to provide a little extra in the... More

Marlton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

A fun day with Paul, with all the information and history about the great ocean route. Being in a small group (only 11), we are able to stop alone the great ocean route for good photo ops. In addition, we are in and out the bus quicker, more time to explore the attractions. Food selected by Paul is excellent, gotta... More

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

Hi DP5569, Thank you so much for posting your thoughts. It was a pleasure hosting you and we are so glad you enjoyed all the aspects of your experience with us along the Great Ocean Road. Our truly small group format allows us more flexibility and time to enjoy the day which we are especially pleased you enjoyed. Many thanks... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Visited Melbourne in Nov last year. Got to know about Escape Discovery through tripadvisor website. Contacted Paul and was convinced he knows Melbourne well and plan trips that are meaningful. Took 2 trips with Escape Discovery. The Philip Island Day Tour that was just launched in Oct/Nov last year and the Great Ocean Road Tour. The tour bus was well... More

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

Hi WHLiu, Thank you for your posting - we very much appreciate the time taken by our guests who choose to share their experiences with others. It was a pleasure hosting yourself and your mother on both our Philip Island Penguin & native animal and Great Ocean Road experiences. I am sorry your mother was not well on one of... More

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