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Escape Discovery Adventures
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A whole new level in truly small group touring. At Escape Discovery Adventures our guests experience more than just a tour. Check out our website for full details on our award winning tours - escapediscoveryadventures. com .au. Our all inclusive tours travel in the luxury of our custom built Mercedes fleet - designed with our guests in mind - with a max of 11 per vehicle, each offers up to 40% more interior space and viewing area than any other operator in our class and a level of service and complimentary inclusions second to none. With an emphasis on quality, our specially designed tours get you closer to nature and the locals and avoids the crowds, providing a more personal service that allows you to fully absorb yourself in a memorable day out.
Reviewed 29 June 2018

We had booked both Great Ocean Tour and Philip Island with Escape Discovery Adventures. It was a great experience to be with Paul, the owner who also acted as our tour guide. He is well informed and knowledgeable about the history and the places he took us like the 12 Apostles, forest walk, spotting koalas and parrot feeding. and a very energetic and fun person to be with. He attracted every one with his humor yet polite and gentle and took extra care to keep the shy and sensitive ( like me) at ease. He went an extra mile to provide us with snacks and soft drinks and gave us enough bathroom breaks. The quality of the ride was neat and comfortable on his Mercedes, with a small group of 7 people.

Overall Paul is awesome and EDA is highly recommended!

Thank Sripriya I
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panderson9033, Owner at Escape Discovery Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Thank you so much Sripriya for your kind review.

We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us so much and appreciate you considering us.

We exclusively offer only truly small group tours so that we can hopefully provide an extra level of care and service so it is especially pleasing to hear that was also your experience.

Many thanks again for joining us and we wish you all the best for future travels!

Paul Anderson
Owner - Escape Discovery Adventures.

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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Our twelve apostles tour was amazing. Paul, our guide, was exceptional. He really went out of his way to ensure everyone on the tour had a great day. The great ocean road and the twelve apostles are great and all of the sights to be seen are a really great experience. Paul is what made the tour extra special with his stories, knowledge and humour and I would not hesitate to recommend this tour to anyone. P.S. it was an amazing opportunity to see the drop bears ;) such a rare find.

Thank Rachbristow
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panderson9033, Owner at Escape Discovery Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Hi Rachbristow,

Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience with others here. We are very grateful to all our guests who take time out of their busy schedules to post their thoughts.

I am so glad you enjoyed the day - we like to keep things small so we can share more with those who join us - including our secret 'drop bear' spotting site. Please do keep the location close to you and your friends - we don't want everyone finding out!!

It was my pleasure having you on board and I wish you all the best for future travels.

Paul Anderson
Owner - Escape Discovery Adventures

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

I had the pleasure of going on an all day tour with Paul in June of 2018. It was an outstanding day all around and he provided us with memories to last a lifetime.

Paul is a top notch guide and the ride in the Mercedes passenger vehicle was very comfortable. He is extremely knowledgeable of all things Victoria and Australia, and in addition to seeing the primary attractions of Melbourne, the Great Ocean Rd and the south coast, he also imparted a wide range of local information on various topics such as music, film, sport, geography, history and much more.

I highly recommend his tour for those who can spare a full day to take it all in.

Thank ScottR_2001_
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panderson9033, Owner at Escape Discovery Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Hi ScottR,

Thank you so much for joining us and posting this kind review. It was my pleasure hosting you.

Indeed, I was extremely impressed with your knowledge of so much about our country. Without doubt the most well versed on Aussie Rules football of any visitor I have had the pleasure of meeting!

Many thanks for considering us ScottR and I hope the rest of your time in Australia was an enjoyable one.

Paul Anderson
Owner - Escape Discovery Adventures.

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

The Great Ocean Road itself is good but having Escape Discovery Adventures/Paul as our guide definitely made the experience much more worthwhile. Would definitely book from them again!

Thank Iris L
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panderson9033, Owner at Escape Discovery Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Thank you Iris L,

Great to have you on board and delighted you so enjoyed the day with us.

We do hope to see you back in the future.

Many thanks for consdidering us.

Paul Anderrson
Owner - Escape Discovery Adventures.

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Signed up for both Philip Island and GOR tour. Paul was fantastic and kept us entertained and informed during the entire Philip Island tour (esp the Wildlife Park).

On GOR tour, was hosted by Stacey who was also a great guide. She was very professional and took care of our needs especially when it rained towards the end of the tour.

In short, I recommend joining the tours for the following reasons:
1) Fantastic guides who will keep you entertained. For those who are shy or introverts, do not worry as they will not give you pressure in case you are wondering. :)

2) Clean and nice mini van. The Mercedes van was kept in tip top condition and our family really enjoyed the comfort and ride quality. I also need to compliment the guides as they did a terrific job in ensuring the journey is safe and at reasonable speed, while also keeping us fed on some of the facts and histories.

3) Nice lunches! The fish and chips during Philip Island tour was an excellent recommendation despite the long queue during a long weekend. The savory crepes on GOR tour was also good! We had a good time enjoying the food on top of the journey.

Thank Chong-How
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panderson9033, Owner at Escape Discovery Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Hello Chong-How,

Thank you so much for joining us on both tours - it was our pleasure hosting you.

I am delighted you enjoyed your time with us - we do strive to provide our guests a little more both in terms of comfort and the level of experience they encounter and it is very gratifying to see that you enjoyed your time with us on many levels.

Thank you again for choosing us - we are truly humbled and grateful.

Paul Anderson
Owner - Escape Discovery Adventures

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