Absolutely loved everything about this day tour. It was everything we had hoped to experience - especially on our 26th Wedding Anniversary. Penny from Gray Line tours looked after us while we were waiting to board and was such a lovely young lady. Then we were lucky enough to have the most amazing tour guide - Geoff. We had a very mixed tour of nationalities but his Aussie humour and friendly personality made everyone very comfortable. He was informative, a very good driver and happy to answer questions and chat. Having never been to Melbourne born and raised in Queensland we had a wonderful time. The drive into the Dandenong Ranges was beautiful, with so many small towns and interesting things to see. Although we could have used the time to take a walk we chose to stay and enjoy our billy tea and lamingtons which were great on a chilly morning. Sassafras was a real surprise! Unusual little shops which we spent way too much money in, surrounded by beautiful forestry. We would recommend both the Viator tour booking process which we have used in the past and hope that they continue with the excellent service - and their fantastic choice of Tour Operators. Thanks for a memorable anniversary!!!!! Rob and Lisa
Very enjoyable tour, coach driver was very informative about the local area. Puffing Billy train was amaising took me back to my child hood.
would say that this was a beautiful trip . a small trip but perfect fort he time consumed . if you want to enjoy something in half day this would be perfect for children and family .
Lyndon W United Kingdom
Puffing Billy was an excellent half-day trip with excellent information given by the coach driver on our journey of the local area and a great ride on the steam train with open carriages
I love this trip... :
The Dandenong Ranges....awesome...excellent tour guide...excellent train ride...I would do it again...
Friendly coach with detailed description for attractions. Well planned trip.
We really enjoyed this outing. It was fun being able to sit on the windows
Long day doing puffing billy tour followed by penguin parade, but well worth it! We all had a great day.
Sharon B United Kingdom
Fantastic day out. The commentary was fascinating, the train ride was great and the tour through the Sherbrooke Forest a real treat. As usual, just not enough time to spend in each place to savour everything. It was a bit rushed. I do understand why, but it would be nice to have been able to have spent more time in the forest.
And the Penguin Parade - well they are the cutest little waddling chaps you could imagine. Both tours were well worth the long day. My only complaint is that there was not enough time between the first one getting back to the city and the 2nd one leaving, for me to pop in for a comfort break.
We did the Puffing Billy Steam Train tour with stops at the bird park and a quaint little village. The scenery is absolutely beautiful, our coach driver/guide was excellent and knew so much about every part of the tour. He was happy and friendly and made us all feel special, as if he had designed the tour just for us. The bird park provides lots of laughter as you cannot predict the cockatoos' behaviour, Puffing Billy is fun for all ages and the village visit is a lovely treat. Well worth doing.
My favorite tour. The Dandenong Ranges are beautiful. Tree ferns to die for.
Our Puffing Billy tour was terrific, a very enjoyable experience. Our guide was friendly and very informative and I would recommend this tour to everyone both young and older.
Great trip on an awesome train. The scenery along the route is amazing. We done the bus tour and train trip combined and would highly recommend doing both as the bus tour is very informative and the stops along the way are well worth doing. Feeding the birds was great and morning tea was yummy.
A great half day trip up to the Puffin Billy with interesting commentary, very well organised and comfortable.
Terrific morning. Very nice setting to have morning tea.
Ride on puffing Billy was great, a must to hang your legs outside carriage.
Puffing Billy was great for the kids, though the rest of the tour was just about so-so. Still, it was smooth and well-executed, so I would recommend it as a good way to access Puffing Billy quickly.
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