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Escape Discovery Adventures

Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria 3931, Australia (South Melbourne)
+61 1300 480 235
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Ranked #8 of 207 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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Sydney, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

GOR trip what a day Paul is a great guy he's full of knowledge, humorous, great stories, good host and relaxed. He is well organised with so many extras and you must try his wife's Anzac biscuits. The day was well planned, never rushed and not once did we even give a thought to the time. Paul takes you away... More

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

Hi 123LS, Thank you so much for your kind review. We very much appreciate you the taking time to post your thoughts for other travellers to see and many thanks for choosing us for both our Great Ocean Road and Philip Island Penguin experiences. I am glad you enjoyed the more personal level of service we aim to deliver in... More

Adelaide australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A tour I can't fault. Paul is a passionate host who made sure that every member of his tour group was comfortable and ok.. The detail to each stop including the lovely and generous meals where amazing. Great value for money a trip well worth booking.

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

Hi Raceyt66, Thank you for choosing us and posting a review. We truly appreciate it. We are so glad you enjoyed the day with us - we like to deliver more than just the sights to our guests, so it is especially pleasing to see that the additional features we offer were of real value and worth to you. Real... More

Mandaluyong, Philippines
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Service: Escape Discovery Adventures' Paul Anderson is the epitome of a fantastic host. We were not just tourists and clients for him - we were his guests. From the moment he picked us up, to the minute he dropped us off, Paul exuded a lot of energy and passion for what he does. He was very attentive to the needs... More

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

Hi Nicolas, Great to hear from you and thank you for posting this review - we truly appreciate our guests taking the time to let others know of the experience they had with us. We do like to tell stories (not just present a series of facts) and I am especially glad you liked the ones that weave into our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I booked the Great Ocean Road tour with Escape Discovery Adventures in July 2014, and I enjoyed it a lot, particularly owing to Paul's talent as a guide. Paul is very pedagogical, talkative and always interesting. He really knows a lot about Australia, Victoria, and has a lot of anecdotes in store. But on top of that, Paul has a... More

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

Hi Nicolas, Great to hear from you and thank you for posting this review - we truly appreciate our guests taking the time to let others know of the experience they had with us. We do like to tell stories (not just present a series of facts) and I am especially glad you liked the ones that weave into our... More

Saint Albans, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Fantastic experience on this tour. Paul went above and beyond to make it a fascinating and enjoyable day. He was really friendly, knew what he was talking about and made sure that we saw everything that we needed to. Great extra touches such as breakfast on the beach, coats provided and chocolate koalas!! Thanks again for a great day, Doug... More

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

Hi Doug, Thank you for your post here - we appreciate the time taken to share your thoughts with fellow travellers. Great to see you enjoyed the day and that the small touches we are constantly seeking out to make our guests day all that more pleasurable and memorable were enjoyed by you. I know the weather didn't work out... More

Matawan, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

weather was great. morning tea was lovely. views were spectacular. i have absolutely nothing bad to say about this tour. to make things even better, our tour guide knew what he was talking about and threw in a bunch of extras to really make the tour unforgettable (small snacks, thoughtful commentary, free wifi!). overall, i would DEFINITELY recommend escape discovery... More

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

Hi Bianca, Thank you so much for posting your review. Whilst I would like to take credit for the weather (it can change pretty frequently even within the day along the Great Ocean Road) that one is beyond my control but I am glad it behaved for us on this day! It gives us great pleasure to see we achieved... More

Geneva, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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panderson9033, Owner at Escape Discovery Adventures, responded to this review

Hi electrifyyx, Thank you for your review - we really appreciate you sharing your thoughts and suggestions with us and your fellow travellers. We are especially pleased you found the extra touches we offer to our guests of value to you. In particular, the Great Ocean Road is a big day and comfort is absolutely essential as part of the... More

Waitakere City, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

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