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The Little Penguin Bus

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328 Flinders St | The Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Best.thing.ever!

Okay so its taken me a few months to get around to this review but I simply had to. After a... read more

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Sabrina2010
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One of the best out there

A really great way to get out to Phillips Island. Not just for the Penguins but for the whole... read more

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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 3000, Australia
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Reviewed today via mobile

Okay so its taken me a few months to get around to this review but I simply had to. After a lastmin.com epic fail on my great ocean road plans; this company came to my rescue and gave me the best experience ever! The tour...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A really great way to get out to Phillips Island. Not just for the Penguins but for the whole experience. The part I like is the respect the team has for the nature. This wasn't about the money, it was about sharing the best way...More

Thank Philip M
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Neville M, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Philip. Thanks for the speedy review for your Penguin Express tour with David and the wonderful pic to go with it, it was a beautiful evening! I especially appreciate your thoughts on how much we care for this very special place we visit every...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So we’re 12 months late writing this (time flies) but owe it to the LPB guys to say what a great experience they provide. From booking this remotely in advance, Mac was helpful and responsive and sorted out both the GOR and Phillip Island (full...More

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

Hi Max and Deb. It's never too late! We all really appreciate the warm feedback for our tours. And especially here on TripAdvisor, it really helps us to keep up with the big tour operators. But most importantly its great to hear you had two...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Little Penguin Bus pick up point was conveniently located making it an easy, relaxing start to the tour. Warmly greeted and made to feel welcome, the bus was in lovely condition and seats reclined which gave us comfort knowing the little one could lay...More

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

Hi glamattina. Thanks for taking the time to review your Penguin Express tour with us. I'm delighted to hear it was such a good experience for you and so suitable with your small children as well. It's such a good tour for families, just right...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It had been my dream to see the penguins on Phillip Island for over a year and Mac made this trip unbelievable! From is greeting with a penguin hat to his wonderful insight and commentary along the way, this is an amazing tour you don’t...More

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

Aloha Krissy! Thanks for the lovely, and very prompt, review! It was a pleasure to meet you both and take you to the little penguins. I'm pleased to hear it was so enjoyable. Thanks for choosing us and sharing the experience here. Safe travels Mac...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Once again, if you read my reviews I am very conservative about rating a tour "Excellent" but this one receives my all time greatest tour since my wife and I have started traveling. Mel runs a First Class Operation with the Little Penguin Bus and...More

Thank Jerry Z
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Neville M, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Jerry. Thanks so much for the wonderful review. I'm pleased to hear it was such an enjoyable experience. It was a pleasure to meet you both and show some of Phillip island and the penguins. Thanks for choosing us and sharing your thoughts here!...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went Great Ocean Road Tour last March with my friend. 8 people, including me and my companion, joined the tour all day long. The space of mini bus was proper and comfy. Guide whose name is Lay was very friendly and explained much information...More

Thank YJ L
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Neville M, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Y J L. Thanks very much for the lovely review. Sadly we are no longer operating our Great Ocean Road Tour but we are pleased we could provide such a memorable experience while we did! Kind regards Mac McCrostie

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked the Great Ocean Road trip and the full afternoon and evening Philip island tour. Both trips were fantastic. On the GOR trip Travis was a great driver and guide showing us wild koalas and kangaroos and numerous other sights along the way. The...More

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Neville M, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi SP-Ruters. Thanks for reviewing your tours with us. The Great Ocean Tour is sadly no longer happening with us but we are continuing our Penguin Express Tour. I'm delighted to hear they were both such good experiences. Safe travels Mac McCrostie

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did the afternoon/evening tour (3 pm to about 11 pm) to Phillip Island from Melbourne with The Little Penguin Bus last week. It was one of the highlights of my trip to Australia. I dislike having to travel with large groups of people, so...More

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Neville M, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi carolinaphillips. Thanks so much for the wonderful review for your Penguin Express Tour. It's the only tour we are now operating so we really appreciate having you share the experience here with other travellers. Thanks from David and I. Kind regards Mac McCrostie

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During a vacation in Melbourne in mid-March, we [two adults; two teenagers] use The Little Penguin Bus for (i) the Penguin Express with Guided Ranger Tour and (ii) to see the Great Ocean Road. Both trips were great and we had a very positive experience....More

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Neville M, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Frank. Thanks very much for the great review for your tours with us. Unfortunately we have decided to discontinue these day tours. As much as we loved sharing these places with our visitors we just couldn't make the tours viable for such a small...More

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PMEPetalingJaya
25 December 2017|
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Response from Neville M | Property representative |
Hi. We have a maximum of only 11 people per tour. The price is per person. We have several different tours and different prices so please just head to our website for all your tour information, prices, availability and... More
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Cunfang C
2 December 2017|
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Response from Neville M | Property representative |
Hi. Thanks for the message. We have been operating tours every day right through this unusual weather period and will continue to do so. It’s safe and our guests are still enjoying the destinations. The wet weather is easing... More
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Lily W
1 December 2017|
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Response from Neville M | Property representative |
Hi Lily. Sorry I didn’t get your message sooner but we only had 3 seats available today. Sometimes a phone call or email is a better idea for urgent enquiries. We have 5 seats tomorrow if that helps. You can book at our... More
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