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APT Phillip Island Day Tour

Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
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Ranked #7 of 11 attractions in Cowes
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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83 reviews 83 reviews
38 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

There are 2 different timings of this trip from Melbourne which is very important to know.One starts at 1 pm and takes to Koala park and Noby's rock, other starts at 5 pm and shows glimpse of Noby's rock,but both return at the same time after penguin show,rightly known as penguin parade.Return bus from Philip island starts between 9-30 to... More

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

My daughter and I had to attend a conference in Melbourne on the weekend, so we flew into Melbourne around lunch time, caught the bus at 4pm out to Phillip Island, and had bought the tour with the Penguin Viewing Platform as my daughter has a slight visual impairment. She STILL talks about it. We got back to our hotel... More

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Townsville, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Great service and excellent bus-driver David. The Penguin Parade absolutely caught me. Watching the smallest penguins in the world make their way back home from the sea. Beautiful little penguins, fragile animals but strong to get back home and looking after their chicks.

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Quezon City, Philippines
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We booked our PI tour with Melbourne Australia Tours but they cancelled it since it did not meet the minimum number for the tour. They referred us to Autopia Tours who took us in willingly. Our driver was Steve G. who was very accommodating and knowledgeable about the different places we visited. In fact, when one of the members of... More

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Nowra, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

They get you into the right places without the wait without having to do any research. Leaving on time & getting back about 3 hours after dark - if you go in daylight savings its a late return. Great for solo travellers or groups that can't decide who should drive & miss the scenery.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

This entire trip is completely worthwhile. The drive to Phillip Island is on a fantastic coach, that makes the journey easy and enjoyable. The Penguin Parade absolutely blew me away. Watching the smallest penguins in the world make their way home from the sea was absolutely magical. I couldn't recommend it highly enough.

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
8 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

This was organisational chaos. Having emailed the tour company prior to leaving the UK and telephoning them on the morning of the trip to finalise a pick up time from the hotel, they failed to turn up. Only urgent phone calls and quick thinking by hotel reception staff got us to Federation Square to meet the bus. Annoyingly the bus... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
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122 reviews 122 reviews
35 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

The day tour of the island, including winery, vistas, but the highlight is really the penguin parade at sunset. We sprung for the upgrade seating and were glad, The little guys march right past you, and it is a thrill to see them finding their young and feeding them. january was a good time. Bring a jacket (with a hood)... More

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Derbyshire
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102 reviews 102 reviews
17 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2011

After being picked up at our hotel, we set off from Melbourne around 13.30 to our first stop at the Warrook Homestead, where there was roos, wombats, emus etc. We got to hand feed kangaroos and wombats and had a good hour there. From there we were on to Phillip Island and the Koala Sanctuary. ineteresting woodland and koala walks,... More

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