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

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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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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

Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My girlfriend and I are from Singapore and we went on both the Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island tour with Paul and they were fantastic! The tours were almost like private tours as there were just a small group of us. We were well taken care of by Paul who has so much passion in what he is doing.... More

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

Hi ChowTunTan, Thank you so much for contributing your thoughts. It was a great pleasure hosting you both and especially so over both our Great Ocean Road and Philip Island experiences. We are glad you enjoyed the small group format - this is what we exclusively deal with as we believe it gives us the opportunity to provide a greater... More

Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My family did the Great Ocean Road Tour with Escape Discovery Adventures in early June. This is absolutely the tour to take for anyone who wants to visit GOR ! I struggled with how to choose from all the companies offering GOR tours. Based on the value of the overall package presented, I chose this one and definitely picked a... More

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

Hi Judy, Thank you for choosing us for both adventures and sharing your thoughts. We very much appreciate it. Yes indeed there are many operators offering tours to the Great Ocean Road which is why we always feel privileged that guests such as yourselves decide to join us. Many thanks. We do try to offer a level of service, inclusions... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We did the Penguin Parade tour with Paul's Escape Discovery. It was one of three different tours we did in Australia and I can say this was the very best. It makes a great difference being with an owner like Paul who has so much passion to provide the very best. Although we didn't book a private tour, it ended... More

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

Hi Travelbug67, Thank you for posting your review. We are very grateful to all our guests who take the time to provide us with feedback and also to assist fellow travellers in making their choice. We are especially delighted when our guests tell us it was such a highlight of their travels as it was for you. We strive to... More

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