My 4 year old and I had a great time on this day tour. He loved Puffing Billy and Healesville Sanctuary. The tour bus driver was very helpful and friendly. Loved it!
We were not sure going on a bus day tour was for us, but gave it a go anyway, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. An awesome day trip that we would recommend to all. A beautiful place. Loved the Steam Train, Yarra Valley lunch and Healesville wildlife Sanctuary. Fantastic tour bus driver-Bill who told us about the area, history e.t.c. and had a wonderful sense of humour. Highly recommended. If we new it was going to be that good we would have booked another tour in advance as well!!!!!
Yes, I enjoyed this tour very much. The Tour Leader - Colin - was a very good driver, and interesting and informative. Really liked the Puffing Billy Steam Train ride through the forest, also enjoyed the Yarra Valley and drive through the Dandenongs. The lunch was very nice at the Rochford Winery. The bird show at Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary was good.
I am from Melbourne and took a freind over to show them the sights. The trip was fantastic, extreamly well organised and hassle free. It would of been even better if we could of stayed at Healesville Santuary a little longer but no complaints.
We had a fabulous day on this tour. Our driver was very knowledgeable and informative. He even found kangaroo grazing in a field and stopped for us to have a look!! The Healesville Sanctuary was terrific. I would definitely recommend this tour to everyone.
The tour was every enjoyable, Bill was a great driver/guide, very helpful. The ride on Puffing Billy was too short and we didn't really have time to look at the specialised merchandise. Lunch at the winery was okay but we seemed to be hurried with the meal, although we had plenty of time. The volunteers at the Healesville Sanctuary were excellent, very knowledgeable, and showed us a much as they could in the time available. All in all a worthwhile tour and would recommend it.
Tour guide fantastic and everything until Healesville great. Think it was mainly the rainy weather that closed so much down at the sanctuary. Particularly looking forward to 'Birds of Prey' show. As we got off bus we were told that it would probably be canceled due to the weather. Weather got much worse so we thought it was off but at one stage heard PA, ran around in circles, found show on but were locked out. Several exibits closed. Others the animals were naturally hiding because of the rain. Reptil e house - saw a keeper taking visitors into an interesting looking room - went to follow - had door shut in our face - no sorry too many or only for certain people. Can't help weather but felt that a bit more effort needed to be made or simply close the place.
Our tour guide for this trip was great. Very informative, friendly and helpful. Tea and cake before Puffing Billy was really nice and there are cockatoos to feed (caution advised!). Puffing Billy was good. The lunch at the winery was really good as was the wine. I thought there would be wine tasting, but it seemed you only tasted wine you might like to buy. There was the option to visit more wineries or Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary. This was a guided tour by a keeper which was made it very interesting and the birds of prey show was great. Really enjoyed this trip.
Really enjoyable. Really good knowledge of driver. Puffing Billy was good fun. Healesville had a great range of animals.
Fabulous day out, starting off with Billy tea and lamingtons in Dandedong Range, then the 30 min trip on the steam train to fabulous lunch and wine tasting at Fergusons and last but not least the time we spend in Healesville Sanctuary. From the bus driver to the volunteers at the sanctuary was friendly, helpful and all contributed to a great day out!!
Our tour of Puffing Billy, the Yarra Valley and the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary Day Tour was magnificient. Pick - up from our appointed spot was punctual, the driver was a ball of knowledge and he went out of his way to help people. Puffy Billy brought back many memories of the steam days and the lunch was extremely tasty. Time spent in the Wild life Sanctuary was rewarding also.
We have no hesitation in recommending this day tour to every one. Thanks again for the experience.
Ray and Noeleen Thompson
Booking through Viator is convenient PLUS lots of savings! It's so easy and the pick up is so convenient altho it is not at my destinated hotel. I thought it was a kiddy stuff with my boys but 80% of the puffing billy were adults! It is a very nice experience to go thru Denenong with it. The Yarra was a short sight seeing on the bus which is ok but the lunch is superb. Anyone wants to book on this trip make sure take the lunch version. However, the Healesville was a disappointment to us as it was raining and all the animals are in the shed probably starring back at us thinking these group of stupid people with umbrellas, breakers come to 'look' at us on raining day. Anyhow, the overall tour was great, the coach was great. I wished that when we arrive at Puffing Billing, we should have been told to browse and buy the merchandise store as the trip will not take us back to where we started. My kids miss buying the books and the toys of billy.... Btw, did I say the quick make shift morning tea (& biscuits & cakes) at denanong feeding the parrots and all other wild beautiful birds were great !
The train was silly and fun; the Yarra Valley wasn't very interesting and lunch was good but not great; the Healesville Sanctuary was great!
I loved the steam train ride! Healesville was great, but the lunch was a bit pricey!
Very good and interesting tour, did not see many animals at Healesville, train ride was very good.
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