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Escape Discovery Adventures

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Address: Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria 3931, Australia
Phone Number: +61 1300 480 235
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Description: At Escape Discovery Adventures our guests experience more than just a...
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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Take this tour, Its exceptionally good

Great Ocean road tour with Escape Discovery adventure was best tour out of various tour taken with 4 tour operators of Melbourne. First of all Bus is good (no sound and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Noida, India
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Noida, India
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Great Ocean road tour with Escape Discovery adventure was best tour out of various tour taken with 4 tour operators of Melbourne. First of all Bus is good (no sound and comfortable). Second the zeal of tour operator to give his best by way of Halt, commentary, selection of food joint on the way (both Lunch and dinner). No one... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I'll be visiting Melbourne in a few weeks and would also love to take his tour on the Great Ocean Road. Well, I am giving him 1 star before taking the tour because he's TERRIBLE on communicating. I sent an inquiry via his website with questions about the tours, never heard back. Decided to go ahead and book the tour... More 

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Niagara Park, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Thank you so much for a wonderful trip to the Great Ocean Road in January! The small sizes made the trip even easier to enjoy but most importantly the guide knew his stuff which I think is super important. My partner and I had the best time and are thinking of taking part in another one of your trips when... More 

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Houston, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Paul is a gifted man in general, which you'll appreciate spending just moments with him....but spend 9 or 10 hours on his tour and you'll realize just how special the experience is. Clearly there are many choices of tour companies, but if you are looking for an intimate setting and a comfortable ride and lots of interesting info where children... More 

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

Hi dutchdroux, Thank you so much for your kind words - they are indeed humbling. Most importantly however, is that you enjoyed your time with us as you did. We take the responsibility of providing a memorable occasion to our guests very seriously as they may well never have the opportunity to return so we do try to make every... More 

Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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78 reviews 78 reviews
8 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Yesterday we went on the Penguin tour with Paul. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and he made our son feel so welcomed. Paul has so much helpful and interesting information about the area that we were seeing and the polish of being a business man in the past really shows in the way he runs his company. Hand feeding Australian... More 

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

Hi Kara M, Firstly, thank you so much for joining us - we understand with work commitments it was difficult for all your family to come along on this day - and secondly for posting your thoughts on the day here for others to see. We very much appreciate it. One of the great joys we get out of running... More 

Chicago
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I can't believe we almost missed out on this wonderful Great Ocean Road trip while we were visiting Melbourne in October!! We had considered saving some money and driving it ourselves. What a mistake that would have been! We would have missed out on one of the most enriching, interesting, and enjoyable tours we have ever taken. We loved everything... More 

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

Hi Maisonnette, Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts here to share with fellow travellers and also for choosing to join us for your day out. We are delighted we had the opportunity to host you for the day. We do like to think that we can add a truly memorable moment to our guests time in... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I am from Brisbane and decided to join Escape Discovery Adventures after reading the positive reviews from here. It was my first time visiting Melbourne so I decided I must visit Great Ocean Road for a day. Paul was a fantastic tour guide who took good care of our group of three. The price was very reasonable considering that two... More 

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

Hi NCCL27, Our thanks to you for taking the time to share your experience with fellow travellers here. We are very aware that every time we host guests (unless they are returning, of which we do see many) it is most likely their first and only time they will be visiting the regions we are hosting them on. We therefore... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

All four of us enjoyed the day last January 25, 2015. The small group is ideal and makes it easy and flexible. Paul is an excellent ambassador I could not ask for a better guide. I learned so much about Australia in a short period and was delighted with the tour.

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

Hi Rex B, Thank you for joining us and posting your review. We were delighted to host you all for the day. We like to ensure our guests enjoy an experience rather than a mere ‘bus tour’ so we are especially pleased you enjoyed the day on that level. Our guiding is constantly evolving as we undergo extensive continuous research... More 

cork
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17 reviews 17 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We had a fantastic day with Paul.This guy could not do any more to ensure a perfect tour.He thinks of every little thing .He has great personality ,terrific knowledge and takes great care of his guests.Just don't be put off by his price as this includes many extras plus two really delicious meals. Go now and book this tour ,you... More 

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

Hi Heather, Thank you for joining us an also for taking the time to post your thoughts here. Our guests recommendations are invaluable to us as it allows fellow travellers an unbiased view into what we strive to offer (and not just claim). In the end, our guests experience is all that matters and we value all feedback as we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

I'm a resident from Brisbane and I had a really great time in the Escape Discovery Adventures tour. It was my first time visiting Melbourne and I was so lucky to have Paul to be our tour guide and become the first group to enjoy his brand new custom outfitted vehicle. He was so nice and professional. I've recommend him... More 

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

Hi Vivian, Thank you for your post here – we appreciate your thoughts and feedback and especially for choosing us. I must say, when I read the title to your review I was initially concerned but was so pleased to see we provided you with a nice ‘surprise’ as we very much strive to ensure our guests do not receive... More 

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