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The Little Penguin Bus

Address: 51 May Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3025, Australia
Phone Number: +61 1800 466 080
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Ranked #4 of 281 Activities in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bus tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Check out our new full-day tour! Totally wild and totally unique! The Little Penguin Bus is a...
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Type: Bus tours, Sightseeing Tours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Owner description: 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. Book and pay direct online.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This was a fantastic way to see the penguin parade on Phillip Island! The company has two 10-passenger vans, and the small vans make for a very personalized experience. Our driver, Mac, was a font of information coupled with a wonderful sense of humor. His advice on how to best see the penguins was spot on and contributed greatly to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This was a truly wonderful evening. David looked after us extremely well with lots of great tips for the best penguin viewing. The warm blankets were a great added touch. We were one of the first to arrive and last to leave, giving us maximum time with the penguins. The journey was very enjoyable, with commentary about the local area.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Great service, our guide was knowledgeable and shared tips on how to get the most out of the trip. Thanks a lot!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Mac was very kind and professional, and it was really nice for him to think of the extremely cold weather at night, and gave us a blanket for warmth while waiting for the Penguins at the beach. The most impressive thing was that I saw Mac picking up rubbish left by others twice during the trip. Not just working as... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

We loved our tour guide Mac! He was super informative and had a great eye in pointing out animals along the way which enable us to not only get great photos but also be able to see the animals in the wild life. I highly recommend this tour to those who is looking into the penguin parade!

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

I very rarely do bus tours, but I really wanted to see the penguins of Phillip Island, so i choose the smallest sized bus tour. Not only was it well run, informative and timely but the staff was fantastic. I went with the tour guide, Mac, who was exceedingly knowledgeable and personal. This small and nimble tour was able to... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

i chose little penguin bus because good reviews on TA. well it's a good choice.. booked for premium tour but it was overbooked, so me and another 6pax been offered to upgrade our package to Guided Ranger Tour for additional aud10-20(sorry can't remember exact amount) . at 1st i kinda reluctant to upgrade but hey but it was a good... More 

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Penguin Parade on Phillip Island is well worth the trip down there to see these gorgeous little Penguins make their way back to their nests after being out at sea all day. They come in when the sun has gone down but you have to get there early to get a good view of the beach where they come in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Our group was small, and the guide/driver is very knowledgeable and explained both the history, culture of Melbourne, Phillip Island, and also brought us to a route for sight seeing where normal tours would not bring them to. Great Job!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I had heard that seeing Penguins was a "must do" when visiting Melbourne, and after seeing the reviews on TA booked with The Little Penguin Bus. Mac certainly didnt disappoint. His friendly, easy manner made the trip down pass quickly, his humour and chatting pulled the bus full of strangers together. We saw lots of countryside, the Nobbies, wild wallabies... More 

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