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Deepthi

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2016

Let and #39;s face it, with AAT kings, it and #39;s a big bus full of people. Yet, I enjoyed this tour. Very comfortable seats. Edward was quirky, very informative and gave individual attention. Puffing billy is a right of passage, cockatoo feeding is an added perk. Loved our zoo volunteer, Margot, at the sanctuary.

Claudio P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2016

This was a very enjoyable trip and we saw a lot of beautiful countryside and villages. The steam train was a fun experience and the Sanctuary was a good way to see the fascinating animals of Australia. It did involve a lot of walking, and since my husband has limited mobility, they provided a golf cart for us to see everything we wanted to see. The naturalists and volunteers were just great. Also our bus driver/guide on the main day tour was very helpful and we enjoyed his narrative on the bus. All in all, it was a trip we are very glad we booked!

evilenecarvalho

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2016

Amazing day out at this tour , the train is fantastic and the sanctuary park natives animals so beautiful.
The bus driver has a lot of knowledge and a great sense of humor ...

Dorla H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016

Delightful train ride the best part is you can seat on the railing and happily dangle your feet. Wish I had taken a longer ride , highly recommend it

Tami T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

Tour was amazing! Loved!!! The Puff Billy Steam Train had a great views. The Sancuary was wonderful!!!!
Coach Driver Steve was awesome.

Cba.desiree

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

Great experience !

Donna W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

This was a very fun and scenic tour!

ava_bentley

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

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!

Carole G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

Fully enjoyed the steam train ride, ride not long enough by far. Enjoyed the guided tour of Healesville wildfile santuary.

Ritsa K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

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.

JOANNA C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

Wonderful trip and Cooling weather

Richard S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

A great experience and the tour was everything we expected it to be.

ChambeWA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

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.

Chiro

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

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.

Meng Liang T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

The trip lasted several hours.. but most probably the kids only remember the train ride. Its simply fantastic!

Cheruthon N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

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.

Peng Hong L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Very interesting tour, well organised. The guide took a group photo. Can we have a copy please?

Thanks for the wonderful experience.

d p segedin s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This tour was amazing!

ScoutMidwest

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

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.

Tips:

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.

Brian S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Fantastic day, Puffing Billy above expectations.

Gee

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

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 !

Vicki W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Had a great time tour guide had great knowledge would highly recommend

Yuri I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

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!

Amanda K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

A lovely way to spend the day! Tour guide provided interesting information during bus ride, and the tour guide at Healesville was awesome.

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