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Melbourne Combo: Great Ocean Road Tour and Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour

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    This combo experience from Melbourne allows you to save money by booking two bestselling tours at one price. The Great Ocean Road and Penguin Parade tours can be done on consecutive days or not—it's up to you.
    Penguin Parade tour:
    Depart Melbourne in the afternoon by coach, heading to Phillip Island. Visit Warrook Homestead for afternoon tea and get up close to kangaroos.
    Continue to the Koala Conservation Centre on Phillip Island, and walk along an elevated boardwalk where koalas are looked after in their natural habitat, sleeping in and munching on eucalyptus trees. After about 20 minutes here, it’s time to head to the Penguin Parade, where every evening at sunset, the island’s wild fairy penguins, aka little penguins, make their way up from the sea to their burrows on Summerland Beach. Watch as they waddle across the sand, a sight best seen from the Penguins Plus Premium Viewing Area. The time you spend here varies depending on the season and when the penguins emerge from the water.
    Your tour ends with return to Melbourne.
    Great Ocean Road tour:
    After meeting your driver-guide in the morning, depart Melbourne on the roughly 2-hour drive to your first stop, the Twelve Apostles. Stop at the boardwalk lookout for another vast perspective of the rocks. (Weather permitting, you also have the opportunity to take a helicopter ride over the coastline, if you wish, at your own expense.)
    After about 45 minutes, continue your day trip for more views of the Great Ocean Road’s golden sandy beaches and stark cliffs at Loch Ard Gorge, the site of the
    Loch Ard shipwreck. During this 45-minute stop, you also have time to visit Island Arch and Razorback, formed by the rough seas.
    A quick morning tea stop (own expense) at Anglesea and then an extended stop at the seaside resort town of Apollo Bay, where you can purchase lunch—perhaps some fish and chips—and enjoy it on the beach (own expense).
    Before the journey back to the city, make a 20-minute stop for afternoon tea in the seaside town of Port Campbell (own expense). Your day trip ends with drop-off in Melbourne.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Thank you James. A great tour by a lovely lovely guide. You could tell he loves the job and that enthusiasm is reflected in his love of the Great Ocean Road. It was a long day but made better by the guide. If you want...More

    Thank paulaflying
    MiaL1503, Manager at Gray Line Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

    We are very happy to hear you had such positive feedback to share regarding your Great Ocean Road tour with James. He will be thrilled to hear you had only great things to say about him and we appreciate your comments as we do pride...More

    Reviewed May 28, 2019

    Our drivers were Mr. Don (Great Ocean Road) and Mr. Dane (Phillip Island); both were exceedingly professional, quite exacting in their habits particularly in regard to cleanliness, and exhibited the admirable sort of paternalistic care towards us, their eager flock. I went with my entire...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    Reviewed May 15, 2019

    The Great Ocean Tour was fantastic and the driver (Dave) was entertaining and gave a lot of great background information. That was the absolute highlight. The Philips Island tour was great with the Penguin parade as the highlight. It would be extraordinary, if the tour...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Oliver K
    MiaL1503, Manager at Gray Line Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2019

    Hi Oliver K! Thank you for sharing your review of your Great Ocean Road and Penguin Parade tour with our readers. David will be delighted to hear he was entertaining and gave great commentary on tour. We appreciate your feedback in regards to limited timing...More

    Reviewed April 6, 2019 via mobile

    Steve -was an amazing driver, tour guide, he gave us lots of history -facts-points of interest,even dropped us of at the motel door.Well done Steve and thank youMore

    Thank F3nlons06
    MiaL1503, Manager at Gray Line Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2019

    It sounds like you had a wonderful experience on your Gray Line Day tour with Steve as your driver and guide. We are glad to hear he was helpful and informative. We appreciate the 5 out of 5 stars and hope to see you on...More

    Reviewed March 12, 2019

    The view from many vantage points are spectacular. Try stopping at every side stop and you will have a different breathtaking view.

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank ColSuku
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    Kristin C
    August 19, 2019|
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    Response from Kay A | Reviewed this property |
    The one we took did not have toilets. We made several stops along the way.
    July 20, 2019|
    Response from irisl248 |
    Around 10 pm
    Elaine S
    May 12, 2019|
    Response from Mai D | Reviewed this property |
    Hi there, the departure time on the second day was the same with the first day, 6.30am. Yes, Philip island departed in the afternoon.
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