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Address: 328 Flinders Street | The Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria 3025, Australia
Phone Number: +61 1800 466 080
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Description: Check out our new full-day tour! Totally wild and totally unique! The...
Check out our new full-day tour! Totally wild and totally unique! The Little Penguin Bus is a budget-priced express tour operator travelling direct to the Phillip Island Penguin Parade. Enjoy a two hour scenic drive to Phillip Island, with commentary, arriving an hour before the penguins are due to appear. Time for a visit to the cafe, souvenir shopping and learning all about the Little Penguins in the visitor centre. We offer a selection of penguin viewing options and the personal service and small-group atmosphere of much more expensive operators. All fares advertised include return transport and Penguin Parade entry.
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Wonderful Phillip Island Little Penguins Experience!

It was an awesome experience, one I would recommend to fellow penguin lovers. The guide was well informed and friendly. It was a good day :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It was an awesome experience, one I would recommend to fellow penguin lovers. The guide was well informed and friendly. It was a good day :)

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Oxford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This trip is one that's definitely worth making whilst in Melbourne. Mac's commentary added to the experience, which was well paced -with most time spent within reach of the Penguins. It's worth adding the ranger tour option to your package, which allows you to learn even more about the Penguins, as well as seeing them close up during the parade.

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Neville M, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this review

Hi callcrookie. Thanks for reviewing your penguin tour with the Guided Ranger Tour. It is a great premium penguin viewing experience and great value at the moment! It was a pleasure to meet you and show you the island, thanks for choosing The Little Penguin Bus! Kind regards Mac McCrostie More 

San Francisco, CA
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Mac is a great guide. Very personable and easy to talk to. His commentary made the ride go quickly. He really knows what's worth seeing. He supplies a wonderful much needed blanket

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Neville M, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this review

Hi milo. Thanks for travelling with us and sharing the experience here. It was great to meet you all and ensure you had an enjoyable, and warm, penguin viewing experience! Kind regards Mac McCrostie More 

Brisbane Region, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This was a wonderful, value-for-money trip. I have seen the little blue penguins before in New Zealand but this experience was even better. We not only saw the penguins come up from the beach, but then walked slowly up the boardwalks and saw them close-up, making their way back to their burrows. It was wonderful to get so close and... More 

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Neville M, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this review

Hi SoloSingleF. Thanks so much for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure to take you both down to the island and see the penguins. We love the clear nights you get sometimes, we can't miss an occasional stargazing stop on the way home! Thanks for travelling with us. Kind regards Mac McCrostie More 

Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

It's been many, many years since I'd visited the penguins on Philip Island. This time would be the first time my daughter would encounter them. The changes I had seen were astonishing since last visiting. All the holiday homes gone, loads of wildlife, perfect! Mac's outfit was very similar to my own of the 1980's, which is something that attracted... More 

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Neville M, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this review

Hi Craig. Thanks so much for the review. From someone in the industry, it really is high praise! I love it when people really "get" what we are doing with our tours. And just as importantly, not doing! It was a pleasure to meet you and your daughter and introduce her to the penguins. And take you back! Thanks for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My boyfriend and I were down from Sydney for a few days and wanted to do something a little different and this was so much more than expected. Our driver, Mac, was very knowledgable about the Penguins, other wildlife and the environment and just everything. He also had a great sense of humour which made for a very entertaining trip.... More 

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Neville M, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this review

Hi Gabrielle. Thanks so much for the review, I'm very humbled by the comments! It was an absolute pleasure to take you both down to the island and the penguins. We would love to see you and some friends again, remember there's a 10% discount for a return visit any time! Thanks for travelling with us. Kind regards Mac McCrostie More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Ron was our guide. He did a great job with commentary, not too much, not too little. We took the Wild Tour. We saw Great Gray kangaroo, Swamp Wallaby, Pelicans, Penguins and lots of other shore birds. The Penguin Parade was spectacular- upgrade to the ranger guided tour, it's worth every penny. There was time built in for lunch, but... More 

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Neville M, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this review

Hi Vivienne. Thank you for reviewing your Wild Island Tour with Rob. We both really appreciate the feedback. I'm delighted to hear it was an enjoyable day out and you enjoyed everything that was included, and the price! Thanks for choosing The Little Penguin Bus! Kind regards Mac McCrostie More 

Newcastle, Australia
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61 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I was very, very fortunate. I checked the weather forecast and called the Little Penguin Bus. Why specifically that Company? First, from the brochure it seemed no-nonsense, I just wanted to see the penguins and I had no time for anything else. The price was good...well...it's Winter and it is cheaper. Which is very considerate, because it means that the... More 

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Neville M, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this review

Hi Silvia. Thanks so much for reviewing your tour here. It's just great to know you found what you were looking for, that you liked the way the business was presented and that everything met your expectations. And that you really enjoyed seeing the penguins do their thing in the wild! We really appreciate the feedback, it was a pleasure... More 

Canberra
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

What a wonderful experience seeing the little penguins in their natural habitat. We chose the Guided Ranger option (discounted price at the moment of $120 including the bus trip) and it was so worth it. We caught the 1pm bus. The driver stops at a large petrol station with a McDonalds on the way down to Philip Island where you... More 

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Neville M, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this review

Hi Jackie. Thanks for taking the time to review your tour here. We have been very happy to be able to offer such a great deal on the Penguin Express with Guided Ranger Tour, $20 off the usual price! This is to help make up for the premium seating area (Penguins Plus) being closed for rebuilding this winter. I'm delighted... More 

Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

A wonderful experience. The Little Penguin Bus was the perfect company that helped us to get to Phillip Island to experience the Penguin Parade. Highly recommended. Thank you for an enjoyable afternoon and your hints and tips on enjoying the penguin parade.

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Neville M, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this review

Hi Monica. Thanks so much for your review. It's great to get those positive vibes flowing again! It's why we do what we do! It was a pleasure to meet your family and take you all to see the penguins, and make sure you had the best possible Penguin Parade experience. Thanks for travelling with us and I hope we... More 

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