Great ocean road hinterland

TIPS WHEN CHOOSING A PRIVATE TOUR

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Choose a local area specialist

It can feel like a maze when searching online for the right tour company to go with. We recommend choosing a company that specialises in the local area that you are travelling to.

 

Upgrade Your Penguin Parade Experience

While the General Viewing stand at The Penguin Parade still offers a great experience and overall view of the Penguin Parade, we always recommend upgrading your seating option to really enhance your Penguin Parade experience. You may wish to learn about the Upgrade Options available.

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Dress for the conditions

Melbourne is famous for it's 4 seasons in 1 Day. Well Phillip Island can be even more unpredictable so it pay's to be prepared. We carry emergency ponchos and umbrella's but we recommend you dress according to the local conditions.

 

Avoid Peak Dates

We recommend avoiding peak dates when visiting Phillip Island. More than half of the homes on the island are holiday homes for local Melbourne residents, making the island particularly busy over weekends and school holidays. If unsure of when to visit, please Contact us.

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Charge Your Camera The Night before

Phillip Island has some spectacular landscapes to capture though the Lens - so don't forget to charge your Camera's the night before!

If you have a smart phone though, don't worry, we've got you covered, with in car USB charger ports to use throughout the tour.

 

Book Direct

With 3rd Party online booking agents on average charging between 20-30% commission, you can be guaranteed you will get the lowest rate by booking direct with us. We also offer the greatest flexibility and only require a 25% deposit to secure your date when booking direct.

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Travel Insurance

If you're planning to travel to Australia from overseas especially, travel insurance should is essential. Travel insurance can provide you with protection from medical costs and you can be reimbursed for your losses and expenses should anything go wrong such as disruptions to your trip.

 

Keep Hydrated

It's easy to underestimate the Australian climate. But it is important that you keep hydrated during your tour. Rest assured, we are on hand to help, with unlimited complimentary bottled water throughout your tour.

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Trust your Tour Guide

Our guides are all full time professional guides, that have a connection with the local area and know the island, the local community and it's diverse wildlife. They have been hand picked for their knowledge and expertise for the region. There are there to try and give you the best private tour experience possible.