Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Puffing Billy Steam Train, Yarra Valley and Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary Day Tour submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
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This was a great tour really enjoyed our dayReviewed by: Gary B, October 2013
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.Reviewed by: Narelle C, August 2013
A ride through lush valley filled with tall trees and tree ferns in semi-open carriages so you can experience the wind in your hair and the sight/sound/smell of a beautifully restored and maintained steam locomotive.
Best done on a nice day in sunshine, with ones legs dangling out the carriage window, not like we did when it was grey, drizzling rain and about 5 degrees Celcius.
Disappointing. The Puffing Billy Steam Train was only 1/2 hour of the entire tour. They should point this out in their advertisement of the tour. Most of the tour was spent riding on a bus listening to the driver talking about Australia. Although some of it was very interesting, it was VERY long. Tour guide at the Sanctuary practically ran through the sanctuary. We finally gave up trying to keep up and went on our own. Overall was disappointing. Not worth the money that we spent on the tour.Reviewed by: Joleen M, September 2013
It is only one third trip; should have a full trip.Reviewed by: Siva T, August 2013