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The Little Penguin Bus

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328 Flinders St | The Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria 3025, Australia
+61 1800 466 080
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Great Little Penguin Tour!

My cousin and I chose the best tour company to see the penguins! Dave our guide sure knows his... read more

Reviewed yesterday
jene468
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Penguin Parade

Did a trip on the 18th Sep to Philip Island. David was our driver/guide and he was a delightful... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jefftan838
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Check out our new tours! A full-day Phillip Island tour and a Great Ocean Road Tour. 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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328 Flinders St | The Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria 3025, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My cousin and I chose the best tour company to see the penguins! Dave our guide sure knows his stuff. He kept us entertained throughout the drive with his knowledge of all things Melbournian and Australian. When we got to the penguins he imparted his...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Did a trip on the 18th Sep to Philip Island. David was our driver/guide and he was a delightful person who is very knowledgeable of the history and landmarks of Melbourne. If David is a representation of this tour company then I would highly recommended...More

Thank jefftan838
Neville M, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi jefftan838. Thanks for our 900th review!! David definitely represents everything we are and is a highly valued member of our small team. We both really appreciate the feedback. Thanks for travelling with us and sharing the experience here. Kind regards Mac McCrostie

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great day! The tour departed from Melbourne, but I rang the company before booking, and they said that they could detour and pick me up from my hotel in Torquay. However, because the return trip was more inland, they could only drop me...More

Thank Michelle W
Neville M, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Michelle. It was a pleasure to be able to look after your pickup and drop off needs for our Great Ocean Road Tour. I'm glad it all worked out, including the heli flight too! Thanks for contacting us and joining our tour. And we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a Melbourne local and decided to take my Japanese guest on this tour of the Great Ocean Road. I was honestly astounded that for roughly the same price as a large tour bus, we got to go on this small group adventure that felt...More

Thank Genkiki
Neville M, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Genkiki. Thanks so much for the great review. It was a pleasure to meet you both and have you on board for one of my rare GOR outings! I especially appreciate the "Incredible value" mention, it really is for a genuinely small group tour....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had two lovely days with Little Penguin Bus in April. After writing about our day on the Great Ocean Road, we discovered we couldn’t write again to rave about the next day when we explored Phillip Island with them. So, here we are in...More

Thank KurtAndWendy
Neville M, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Kurt and Wendy. How wonderful to hear from you again! Thanks so much for taking the time to post another review for us. I really appreciate the determination! Rob and I (modestly!) think the Wild Island Tour is simply the best Phillip Island tour...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Great Ocean Road day trip was great and enjoyable. We had so much and the food was great too. Our guide, Travis was fantastic and he made the entire trip very interesting.

Thank JTGL T
Neville M, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi JTGL. Thanks for the review! Travis and I really appreciate the feedback. Thanks for choosing to travel with us. Kind regards Mac McCrostie

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a tour with the Little Penguin Bus to see the Little Penguins on Monday and to the Great Ocean Road on Wednesday. Both tours were amazing, as were our guides (Dave and Travis). I can't recommend this company enough. Book with them and...More

Thank Randi M
Neville M, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Randi. Thanks so much for the review. We are delighted to hear it was such a good experience taking a couple of tours with us. I'm very lucky to have driver/guides with the passion, personality and experience of guys like Travis and David. They...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to the phillip island tour and to the great ocean road tour. Both days were awesome Mac our Tourguide for the phillip island tour was so enthusiastic about the penguins and had so much information to share. The island was just beautiful and...More

Thank Younaira
Neville M, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Younaira. Thanks for the review, Lee and I really appreciate the feedback. And the pics are just beautiful, well done. Hopefully they, and the review, might inspire more travellers to check out Phillip Island and the Great Ocean Road with us! Thanks so much...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got referred by a friend to use The Little Penguin Bus and it was a great experience! We were lucky enough to have Mac show us around and he made great use of time stopping wherever he saw fit and taking us to spots when...More

Thank Jessica B
Neville M, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jessica. Thanks so much for the review. We love hearing that people have found us through a personal recommendation. It was a pleasure to have you on board for one of my rare Great Ocean Road Tours! I enjoyed it as well! Thanks for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Little Penguin Bus can accomodate 10 people at any one time. And if you miss your tour date, Mac would be more than happy to accommodate you if there's an empty seat, the next day. Awesome! Dorris, the bus, and Lee, our driver/guide, were...More

Thank Fadzilah S
Neville M, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Fadzilah. Thanks for the review and and pics. Those pics are fantastic! I have no doubt other travellers will be inspired to join our small group tour to the Great Ocean Road. Thanks for sharing the experience here. Just one small note for readers....More

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Raymond C
23 September 2017|
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Response from Neville M | Property representative |
Hi Raymond. Thanks for the message. I would have to recommend the Guided Ranger Tour, although they are both very good options. It's hard to beat spending time with the ranger, learning about the penguins, and you get a... More
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Lee M
23 May 2017|
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Response from Neville M | Property representative |
Hi Lee. Thanks for the message. We have a full day tour (Wild Island Tour) and an afternoon/evening express tour on the 31st. With the Underground Viewing the price for 2 A 1 C is $470.00 for the day tour and $410.00 for the... More
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W9168k
20 May 2017|
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Response from Neville M | Property representative |
Selamat Pagi! Thanks for the message. We can help with a 1 day Phillip Island tour but we don't go to Mt Buller. We don't have 2 day tours.The only tour company I know of going to Mt Buller is Grayline Tours. You can get a... More
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