Great tour guide, great sights. Puffing Billy and Healesville Sanctuary are a must. If you get the chance use a guide at HS, it makes a difference!
Fully enjoyed the steam train ride, ride not long enough by far. Enjoyed the guided tour of Healesville wildfile santuary.
Had an absolutely great experience on this tour. Our guide Mark was fun and enthusiastic, making sure everyone got to enjoy the trip. Morning tea was lovely and riding the steam train was great fun! I thoroughly enjoyed feeding the friendly Cockatoos and Rosellas and our tour guide at Healseville Santuary was knowledgable and friendly. Definitely recommend this tour-thanks again Mark for being such a great tour guide!
kennyjhall United Kingdom
A fantastic day! The ride on the Puffing Billy steam train was a lot of fun and the visit to Healisville Sanctuary. Our bus driver/guide, John, was extremely helpful,funny and shared a wealth of knowledge about the areas we visited.
A great experience and the tour was everything we expected it to be.
Lots of fun. Really enjoyed the train ride. The Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary was well worth the visit. We had an excellent guided tour. Super tour.
The whole day was great, even though it rained early on and during the train ride. The bus driver was fantastic a bag of knowledge during the whole trip, including taking us on an unexpected detour to a local chocolate factory. Highly recommend it.
The trip lasted several hours.. but most probably the kids only remember the train ride. Its simply fantastic!
This is a good tour as the bus takes you to a station where you can get into this narrow guage railway which will take you around the countryside to the next station. The journey is great and you can actually sit in a peculian manner where you feet are outside the window. The journey was great. The best was Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary. This is a sanctuary which everyone should visit. You can enter into nets where endangered birds fly by and you can feed birds. The guide is great and you will enjoy the same. Worth every penny you spend on this tour.
Very interesting tour, well organised. The guide took a group photo. Can we have a copy please?
Thanks for the wonderful experience.
We took the full day Puffing Billy/Yarra Valley Healesville Sanctuary trip. The coach was clean and comfortable, and the driver was well informed and interesting. We had a nice stop for morning tea/coffee price included and a grand ride in a reserved car on Puffing Billy.
We opted to visit the Healesville Animal Sanctuary rather than the wineries, in the afternoon. If you are traveling with children, this is s good opportunity to see Australian animals with a trained docent. The bird show was amazing.
We had a last minute stop at a chocolate shop, and then home.
For those who have only seen cities in Australia - this trip is a great opportunity to see country and forest.
Hotel Pick Up - nice and easy but also caused us to he ready over an hour before tour actually started. If you are staying anywhere near Federation Square, where the actual tour bus originates, grab a coffee and brekkie and enjoy the walk.
Sun Lotion - if you are doing the Healesville Sanctuary, you might need some for the bird show.
Our whole family loved this trip and the whole day itself.
The coach driver Peter had a wealth of local knowledge as well as the history behind the 'Puffing Billy' which made it even more special.
The train ride itself was very enjoyable and our 3 young kids loved it. The trip afterwards around the animal sanctuary was also lovely and our guide Rae was great fun and got our kids involved.
If you are planning on visiting Melbourne and thinking of a day trip then this is a must !
Had a great time tour guide had great knowledge would highly recommend
Good food, amazing scenery, had a wonderful time. The bus driver/tour guide was especially informative and funny. Next time any of my friends want to go on a tour in Melbourne, I'm recommending this!
A lovely way to spend the day! Tour guide provided interesting information during bus ride, and the tour guide at Healesville was awesome.
Fun ride on the Puffing Billy but a little short. Feeding the cockatoos and rosellas in the Dandenong Ranges was really neat. Healesville Sanctuary was definitely worth seeing.
Loved this tour as well! Very well organized, our guide David was friendly, knowledgeable and very patient. The bus space and seat are comfortable, however no wifi was available during the trip, unlike the other AATKings buses.
All of the places we visited are interesting. Many lessons learned abt nature n animals. Puffing Billy is very classic. No one should miss visiting these places. The tour team is very friendly, the coached bus driver is very informative n funny. Enjoyed his funny jokes on the way to the destination.
we had a lovely day and Roger was a great bus driver and tour guide. He made it all very easy for us. My son would have given him 10 bonus's as he got us all home safe and sound. Thanks again Henry and Cathy
Very we'll organised trip with knowledgable driver/guide. Could relax and let someone else do the organising! The Healesville wildlife sanctuary was great fun with two very enthusiastic, very funny volunteer guides, we all left with huge smiles on our faces. Great day.