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The Little Penguin Bus

51 May Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3025, Australia
1800466080
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Ranked #5 of 196 activities in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bus tours
Owner description: The Little Penguin Bus is a budget-priced express transport operator travelling direct to the Phillip Island Penguin Parade. Enjoy a two hour scenic... more » Owner description: The Little Penguin Bus is a budget-priced express transport 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. Book and pay direct online. Full details on the website bookings page. « less
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Hong Kong, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We did the Ultimate Adventure Tour and it was awesome! The beach was all to ourselves and it was such a close encounter! Using the night vision scope was fun too! I didn't see any other tours offering this option. Our guide David was also excellent! He was informative and caring. He also had keen eyes and spotted a penguin... More

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Perth Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

From start to finish this was such an enjoyable trip. Rob truly is a fountain of knowledge and never hesitated in answering our endless questions throughout the day. His insider knowledge of the Phillip Island area along with his recommendations about where the best place to sit in the viewing area was and the added touch of the blankets all... More

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PenguinMac, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this review

Hi Louise and Shane. Thanks so much for travelling with us and sharing your review here with other travellers. Rob really appreciated the feedback and it's great for me to know you had a good time and found it to be good value too! Thanks again. Regards Mac McCrostie The Little Penguin Bus More

Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

David was a great tour guide! The weather conditions were quite wintry the day we went to see the penguins. We got a lot of rain and wind, but that didn't stop me from enjoying the Nobies and then of course the highlight of the day; Little Penguins! David provided us with blankets and ponchos during the penguin parade. We... More

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PenguinMac, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this review

Hi Meredith. Thanks for your review. It's great to hear you had a good trip with David. I'm pleased you found our express tour and "just the penguins" was just what you wanted. Much better to save some time for Melbourne than wasting it on other Phillip Island attractions you aren't so keen on.Thanks for sharing your experience here on... More

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My partner and I went with David on Saturday 19 July to see the penguins, David is an excellent tour guide, adding informative commentary during the trip down to Phillip Island and again once on the island Small, personal, and caring - this is a great company!

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PenguinMac, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this review

Hi wildbill. "The best tour in Melbourne!" I might have to put that on the bus! Thanks so much for the wonderful praise. Small personal and caring is exactly what we try to be and it's great to know you were so well looked after by David. Thanks for choosing us to take you to the penguins! Regards Mac McCrostie... More

Wollongong, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Rob was fantastic from the moment he picked us up, he had us laughing and shared a wealth of information with us. Outstanding value for money and have recommended your company to friends. The waterproof blankets were a nice touch and much appreciated. Thanks again Rob from Janet and Vicki we enjoyed our prize of 6 star accommodation :-)

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PenguinMac, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this review

Hi Janet and Vicki. Thanks so much for taking the time to write your review. It's always great to hear Rob is keeping the passengers entertained. I must ask him about that 6 star prize he's given away and how much it will cost me! Thanks for travelling with us, I'm delighted it was such a good trip! Regards Mac... More

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

hi, my partner and i were in Melbourne in June and booked at trip on the little penguin bus to phillip island. Our drivers name was David and i have to say he was absolutely fabulous. he was extremely informative and was happy to answer any questions we threw at him. His driving under difficult weather conditions was very comforting.... More

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PenguinMac, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this review

Hi Ally Thanks for your review. It's great to hear you had such an enjoyable tour with the "fabulous" David! I especially appreciate your observation of his very good driving skills. Winter driving can add some challenges and it's good to know you felt safe and comfortable at all times. Thanks for sharing your thoughts here with other travellers. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

What a great tour. David our tour guide was really knowledgeable, friendly and made it a great day! The penguins are so cute - we saw about 500. Wrap up warm if you go in winter as it gets chilly watching those little penguins and you don't want to miss any of the experience!

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PenguinMac, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this review

Hi Katie Thanks for the review! Great advice there for other travellers about dressing as warm as possible. It has been really chilly this last week and you will want to enjoy watching the penguins as much as possible. I think the experience gets better and better the longer you stay out there. Thanks again for the feedback, we are... More

Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Thanks so much Dave for a brilliant tour! A very enjoyable trip to Phillip Island. It was fun stopping at the Nobbies rocky outcrop and visitiors centre. Found the wallaby spotting along a gravel road delightful. Arriving at the Penguin Parade visitor centre in plenty of time, left time for a warming hot chocolate and a perusal of the souvenier... More

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PenguinMac, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this review

Hi Jenny and Victor. Thanks so much for your lovely review. David and I are delighted you had such an enjoyable tour and really appreciate your feedback. Those blankets really do come in handy, even for Canberrans! Thanks for travelling with us. Regards Mac McCrostie The Little Penguin Bus More

Newcastle
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Thanks Rob for a brilliant day, background info given and well organised, everything went smoothly from being picked up to stops to see penguin burrows to going to see the penguins come ashore, could not have asked for more!

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PenguinMac, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this review

I can't keep up with Robs reviews! So to Amena, Greg, rtw99 and Thomas, thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience here. It's great to know Rob is doing such a good job of looking after you on our tours. We both really appreciate your feedback and are delighted you all had such an enjoyable time.... More

Sacramento, California
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Rob was a great guide, saw much wildlife, wallabees, penguins perfect time frame for the trip... Such odd but funny behavior the little penguins have a bit timid but good fun..

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