Melbourne: French and Phillip Island Wildlife Expedition
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- Duration: 14 hours
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Organization was really fine, everything worked out and Tara was a very nice and funny guide. To watch the penguin parade was a great experience, too. So funny and cute to watch the little guys walking along the seaside to their homes. Maybe good to know: Photography is not allowed with the penguins, but at all other events it's no problem. Take warm clothes (windbreaker, scarf and cap) for the penguins, because in late evening/night it gets really cold with the wind at the beach. Not as good as expected the go-together with the Koalas. It's quite expensive to get in touch with them (~30 AUD) for a quick photo - and that's all. No option for stay longer close to them, maybe little feeding or just watch them close. And my photo wasn't that nice, too (couldn't see it before printed :\). So think about the Koala photo (you have to wait in queue -> time loss), but at all I would recommend the tour and do again :)
This trip is really all about the penguins which was just magical. The animal farm is really for children and the visit to to chocolate factory and beach, whilst pleasant, did feel like the operator was trying to fill the day. Good (and necessary) for a solo traveller but if you’re in a group I’d recommend hiring a car and doing it yourself.
Great experience at a very reasonable cost. The hot springs are the highlight of this trip (4 hrs), but the gondola and quick stop at the beach boxes are also fun and iconic things to do while in Melbourne. Kyle is a fantastic guide, and Polly went out of her way to help us with our last minute booking. Highly recommend!
Great job done by Simone Q! My wife & I really enjoyed. It would be nice if there were more dinner options. Most stops had minimal menu options. They seemed surprised when we showed up and were out of many menu items.
We were blessed with the weather and it was an excellent experience riding on an old form of transport through the rainforest most of which is run by volunteers .