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The Little Penguin Bus

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Check out our new 12 Apostles Express Tour! Please book direct at our website, there is a link in the Contact information to the right (or above if on a mobile). The Little Penguin Bus is a budget-priced express tour operator travelling direct to...more
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328 Flinders St | The Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This small tour group was perfect for me and my two kids. The tour guide was knowledgeable and shared interesting information on the way to see the penguins. The penguin experience was special and lovely. I would highly recommend choosing the premium tour as it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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NevilleMcC, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Rachel. Thanks for the review and pics. It was pleasure to take you and the kids to see the little penguins. Thanks for travelling with us and sharing the experience here. Kind regards Mac McCrostie

Reviewed 3 days ago

An all-round perfect tour from the moment the owner Mac picked us up to the moment he dropped us off at our own guesthouse just after midnight (before the tour he had checked where we all were staying so that he could make sure we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank I4002FDemmah
NevilleMcC, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks so much for the wonderful review and recommendations Demmah. We really appreciate having you share the experience here. Kind regards Mac McCrostie

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Time well spent on an evening trip to see the Little Penguins. Mac the owner was very knowledgeable and made the ride enjoyable. Well worth the time it takes to get back and forth. The Penguins were cute and fun to watch. Worth paying extra...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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NevilleMcC, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks Larry, it was a pleasure to have you both traveling with us. I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed the penguin experience. Safe travels Mac McCrostie

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The owner Mac gave us a fabulous tour and was so very congenial. This is a perfect size group. Rendezvous at one location then drop at hotel for return. It will be cold even in summer so plan accordingly. The park prohibits using cameras or...More

Thank katd516
NevilleMcC, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Kathy and Mike. Thanks for the wonderful (speedy!) review and pics. It really was a pleasure to meet you both and take you to the little penguins. I hope the rest of your Melbourne tours are just as enjoyable! Safe travels Mac McCrostie

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent tour with our guide David, wealth of knowledge and tips to be in the right place at the right time. Totally recommend.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank johnrN2972YZ
NevilleMcC, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Triple A review! Thanks John, David and I really appreciate the feedback. Safe travels Mac McCrostie

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were very glad we chose the little Penguin bus for our trip to Philip island. Firstly it's a small group so it's more personalised. Our driver /guide was Mac and he was very informative and entertaining. He gave us tips on how to get...More

Thank abbafan
NevilleMcC, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi abbafan. Thanks so much for the review and cute pic! It was a pleasure to meet you both and take you to the penguins. Thanks for sharing the experience here. Safe travels Mac McCrostie

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did this as the final of our Australien trip. Mack was a great driver and host. Got the chance to see penguins before the parade. Did also see wallabies. Really felt that the whole set-up was done with the best of the wildlife in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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NevilleMcC, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi KohLanta. Thanks so much for taking the time to review your tour with us. I'm delighted to hear the family enjoyed seeing the penguins with us and that it made such a memorable end to your time here. Kind regards Mac McCrostie

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the whole experience!! Dave was super friendly and informative. The experience to get in was seamless and lots of helpful tips. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: December 2018
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NevilleMcC, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review Anskibananski! It was a pleasure to meet you both. Kind regards Mac McCrostie

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small-group tour to Philip island with a very engaging, down to earth guide. Easy pick up in the city centre and drop off at the hotel. Plenty of time with the penguins.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Natalia P
NevilleMcC, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Grazia Natalia! I'm delighted to hear the penguin tour was a highlight of your time here. Thanks for travelling with us. Kind regards Mac McCrostie

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got picked up promptly at 3pm by The Little Penguin Bus at the Rendezvous Hotel for our of journey to Phillips Island. Our driver and guide, Dean, was very knowledgeable & pleasant We were driven around to the Nobbies .We saw penguins in burrows!....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Umarama
NevilleMcC, Owner at The Little Penguin Bus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Umarama. Thanks very much for reviewing your penguin tour with Dean. Exceeding expectations at a great price is what we are all about! Thanks for sharing the experience here. Kind regards Mac McCrostie

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Pamela1212
25 November 2018|
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Response from NevilleMcC | Property representative |
Hi Pamela. Thanks for the message. We can help, no problem. We can pick you up at your accommodation (just make a note on our website booking form and we will be in touch), we have room for a folding wheelchair or walker and... More
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jas134
19 October 2018|
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Hi Jas. The Underground Viewing is on our Premium Penguin Express tour. If you book direct at our website (there's a link in our Contact box on our TripAdvisor page) it pops up as an extra add on during the booking process... More
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duboisan715
2 July 2018|
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Response from NevilleMcC | Property representative |
Hi. We can do that, no problem. We can offer our penguin express tour for only $80 per person with your own tickets, normally $100.00 - we have a sale on right now. You can simply book at our website (I can't put the address... More
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