Puffing Billy Steam Train, Yarra Valley and Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary Day Tour
Reviewed by: ScoutMidwest, 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.
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.
Reviewed by: Brian S, March 2015
Fantastic day, Puffing Billy above expectations.
Reviewed by: Gee, 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 !
Reviewed by: Vicki W, March 2015
Had a great time tour guide had great knowledge would highly recommend
Reviewed by: Yuri I, 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!
Reviewed by: Amanda K, 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.
Reviewed by: Jennifer E, February 2015
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.