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Phillip Island Designated Driver

Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Excellent Choice!!!

Excellent choice, engaged Nick for a 2D tour on Philip Island. Brought us to interesting places... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Soultek2004
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Singapore, Singapore
The Perfect Day Trip with the Perfect Tour Guide

WOW - what a fun day! Nick not only helped us plan an incredible day on Phillip Island, he also... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
taylorlily1013
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Irvine, California
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Phillip Island Designated Driver provides small group, personalised tours of Phillip Island and beyond. From a simple trip to the penguins to a full-day tour of the island we have something to fit your needs. We also provide a range of set tours based around local food and wine tasting, local markets and natural scenic wonders. Please contact us directly via our website or email as shown in the photo.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent choice, engaged Nick for a 2D tour on Philip Island. Brought us to interesting places Nobbies, Wildlifepark, Penguin Parade etc and explain the wildlife on Philip Island. Appreciate his help in arranging the logistic and coming out of Philip Island to pick us from...More

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PIdesignateddriver, Owner at Phillip Island Designated Driver, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your review. You made an excellent decision to spend a night on the island and make use of the regular public transport service from Melbourne to Phillip Island. We design our tours around the timetable of this regular bus service. It...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WOW - what a fun day! Nick not only helped us plan an incredible day on Phillip Island, he also surprised us with some extra fun activities like a Pelican feeding and a surf history exhibit. During our car rides and at every stop, he...More

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PIdesignateddriver, Owner at Phillip Island Designated Driver, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ahh its good to see the hard we put into our personalised tour packages pay off when our guests really enjoy the experience like you guys did ! Thanks so much for the review ! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit to...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

We had the most incredible day trip to Phillips Island with Nick as our tour guide. Nick was so amazing from the very beginning planning stages to dropping us off at the train station and hugging us goodbye. It felt like we were visiting a...More

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PIdesignateddriver, Owner at Phillip Island Designated Driver, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello and thank-you for this great review. I'm glad your group appreciated some of the lesser known attractions on the island. It was wonderful having you on board for the day !

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Our Australian Cycling Holidays customers absolutely love having an off bike afternoon enjoying the Summerland Tour and the Fairy Penguins with Nick. We always get great reports on how friendly he is, how well he looks after them and how much they love the tour!

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PIdesignateddriver, Owner at Phillip Island Designated Driver, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank-you for this review. Its been great working with your company to provide a tailor-made experience for your guests before they start on their cycling adventure !

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Philip was very knowledgeable regarding the various aspects of the island and yet allowed us time to discover the island and feel like we had a good adventure.

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PIdesignateddriver, Owner at Phillip Island Designated Driver, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Thank-you for the review. It was great having you on board ! Phillip the Island, Nick the Guide.

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Thanks for showing us around. Was great value for money. We saw a lot more than with other offered tours. Walking at the Knobbies and Penguin parade definitely the highlights, but the VET museum was worth a visit as well. And Cowes was an unexpected...More

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PIdesignateddriver, Owner at Phillip Island Designated Driver, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you for your review. It was a delight showing you around the island. WIND can be a big factor here - but when you know the island well some little sheltered places can be included in the day to avoid the wind!

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Nick has been very helpful throughout our day trip. Everything was being taken care of and it was hassle free for my old aunts. It was definitely the right choice I've made for my aunts! Nick's friendliness and in depth knowledge (not to mention, great...More

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PIdesignateddriver, Owner at Phillip Island Designated Driver, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Hello and thank-you for your helpful review. A small group tour certainly provides flexibility and helps when you don't want to keep to set timelines. I very much enjoyed the day with you and your three aunts. I hope the rest of your trip was...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2017

My sister and I really wanted to see Phillip Island, but we didn't want to deal with the crowds of a tour bus. Nick met us as we were getting off the V/Line bus from Melbourne in Cowes, then took us to the Koala Conservation...More

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PIdesignateddriver, Owner at Phillip Island Designated Driver, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Thank you for your review! I agree - the drive around The Nobbies prior to the penguin parade really is a spectacular journey. We've had Peregrine Falcons, Swamp Harriers and Kestrels spotted on recent outings, plus ofcourse the Swamp Wallabies and Little Penguins peeking out...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Nick picked me up at my preferred location right on time and took me to the locations I needed to see. He left me alone as requested and gave me the directions I needed to really get the full experience ;)

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PIdesignateddriver, Owner at Phillip Island Designated Driver, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Hey thanks for the review of your time at Phillip Island! I hope the rest of your journey was just as adventurous! We always strive to offer what our customers are after - which in your case was some discovery walking around our wonderful coastline.

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Reviewed 19 April 2017

My friend and I found out the absolute hard way that coordination between the mainland and Phillip Island is abysmal. Nick (owner of PIDD) came to our rescue last minute, taking us from the visitor centre to the Koala Conservation Centre and then to the...More

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PIdesignateddriver, Owner at Phillip Island Designated Driver, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

Thanks so much for your review. You highlight some good points for travellers to know. If you come to Phillip Island to see the penguins by public bus (V/line) from Melbourne you must either spend a night on the island, which allows you to visit...More

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adeline p
2 May 2018|
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Response from PIdesignateddriver | Property representative |
Hello Adeline, thanks for your email. I am free on 13th June and would be able to take you on a tour. I am a local of Phillip Island which is 2 hours from Melbourne. To give you the best price I would pick you up from... More
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constancelimw
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Hi - please refer to the email I sent.
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