Thanks Steve and Bear (Chris) for friendly, humorous and informative guided tours of the Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island! The Great Ocean Road tour is a really long road trip but with gorgeous breathtaking views of the coastline. The highlight of the Phillip Island tour was certainly the last stop at Penguin Parade where we waited in the cold windy night for the little penguins to emerge from the sea and head to their burrows inland. [make sure you’re well-covered to keep warm including maybe a muffler!] Bear/Chris - thanks for the briefing on safety in the vehicle and what tourists shouldn’t be doing (treading on the burrow-filled hills; why we shouldn’t photograph the penguins etc) - it was a very informative overall tour on Australian wildlife! Encouraged by your briefing earlier, I helped stopped a tourist for using flash photography on the poor little penguins. Great tips for getting up close to the penguins too! Even managed to catch penguins mating in the open as a result! Lol! Hahaha! Hat-tip and kudos to Bear/Chris for quick action on our vehicle that had a leak midway and quickly getting a replacement vehicle for a smooth bus changeover without affecting our tour schedule. Three cheers for Bunyip!
These tours were excellent. Kurt was our tour guide for the penguins and Chris for the Twelve Apostles. Lots of information was provided with music breaks in between on our small buses. One was for around 28-30 and the other 24. Both lunches were tasty and timely. Ample restroom stops made. We bought the underground viewing for the penguins tour and enjoyed seeing them up close. No sounds came underground but what a chorus of calls when we came up from the penguins
After you had purchase this package, the bun yip tour will sent email to you to double confirm the date you wish to attend for Philips island. The free Melbourne attraction pass you may either collect it on their local office or on the first day of great ocean road trip. The tour guide is very informative, the view along the road trip is great for great ocean road. Throughout the tour before to the main spot, the tour will also stop by a lot of stopover for you to enjoy the scenery. If you are visiting Melbourne, this package is definitely a most commercial and economic choices you have. Everything goes smoothly and i enjoy it throughout the journey. Thanks Viator, a reliable day tour provider.
The Great Ocean Road drive was beautiful despite the rain and we were able to do several different things on the way. Phillip Island was fun and interesting. We were able to see a lot of koalas, kangaroos and wallabys. We enjoyed feeding the birds and loved having them land on us. At Phillip Island, we upgraded to the VIP pass. It was nice being inside much of the time where it was warm and it was nice having a ranger give us additional information although the Penguin Plus seats were also very good and less money (but outside). We did feel too rushed to get back to the bus after the penguins came out of the water. We could have used at least 30 extra minutes.
We enjoyed this trip to the Great Ocean Road.There is a lot of traveling in the coach because of the distance. The scenery is rugged and beautiful. We stopped and seen Koalas in the wild. The driver was on the lookout all the time and if he could he would stop if he seen anything. We seen an Echidna at the side of the Road. The driver was very knowledgeable and friendly.
We enjoyed Phillip Island. The farm was great with the displays. I would have liked a little more time to look around the house too. The scenery was beautiful. It was good to go on the board walks to try and see the penguins . The setting and scenery was fantastic. The penguins were adorable. It was amazing to see them all come in from the sea and return to there young. I could not stop watching them. The driver again was very knowledgeable and friendly. Because I booked two tours together we also got free Aquarium and Skydeck tickets which we appreciated and really enjoyed. Thank you
The great ocean road day trip was a very long day. The coast is beautiful but if youve been up the California coast its about the same. Lots of stops along the way for pictures. Really enjoyed the twelve apostles and the story behind them. The bus was not the most comfortable for the long trip
The day spent with Chris H, aka bear was fantastic. He is a great tour guide. Throughly enjoyed this tour. Watching the penguins was so fun. We did the ranger guided tour which was worth the extra cost as they provided binoculars and headsets for the tour. With the ranger you got a more detailed explanation of the penguins trip back to the beach. The day was long but so worth it. We also went to an animal conservatory and got to have our pictures taken with a koala.
One suggestion is all your guides should follow Chriss example in ensuring everyone is back on the bus in time. No one wanted to wear the donkey hat. Wish he had been on the ocean road tour as we had to wait three times for different groups to get back to the bus.