Testimonials - 2010

WA

A most professional and responsible organisation. Super organised, responsive & friendly. All details & aspects covered. No surprises or misunderstandings. Coach Captain – Brilliant “a legend” always helpful and a total authority on all aspects of our tour.

All activities were well received by both students and staff. Team Macquarie gave us excellent guidance throughout the entire process. We really appreciated the help given.

All Educational Tours were most suitable, very happy.

All educational tours were most suitable. AEC is outstanding in their presentation and suitability for age of students. Very happy with support provided by Macquarie Educational Tours.

All good once again. We really value Macquarie Educational Tours organising our excursion. It takes the pressure out of something that could be very stressful!

All requests were met with a friendly courteous response. All questions responded to with best possible advice and quick attention.

Always happy to deal with your staff. They are very friendly and accommodating when planning your itinery. Always helpful!

Annette was happy to deal with any concerns I had at any time – Thank you!

Grant - NSW

As always Mac Ed Tours did a wonderful job for the whole excursion from our first contact to our last. Thanks for another great excursion. We will be back next year.

As always, worked like clockwork! Love the coffee for staff & parents at stops! Keeps us calm & smiling!

As usual – Very good!

Awesome support provided, we had several changes that were sorted out very well.

Wayne - QLD

Both drivers were excellent – their professionalism, relationship with teachers and students, knowledge of Canberra and general helpfulness. Thank you Annette for your organisation. All contacts and questions received a prompt response and action.

Leanne - QLD

Both the drivers were very friendly and helpful, and were never rushed or stressed. They interacted with all the students to make their excursion one to remember.

Georgina - WA

Definitely worth your weight in gold! My biggest issue was being unfamiliar with venues locations so I had no knowledge of what to book and when. Annette was very helpful in guiding choices and adapting to our needs.

Everybody is fantastic, even when I had to make last minute changes, nobody groaned at me! Thank you.

Everyone does a great job and is very knowledgeable. We have always used Macquarie Tours and are very happy with the product.

Everything was brilliant as per usual.

Everything was fantastic!

SA

Excellent 4 days – extremely busy – packed – kept students interested and involved. Macquarie staff are excellent, helpful, supportive.

Excellent coach and very helpful driver. Macquarie staff were very helpful.

Excursion was able to be booked with minimal fuss and the 2 days were an outstanding experience for all involved!!

Extremely happy with all aspects of the trip and the part Macquarie played in helping make it happen! Thanks guys!

Fantastic – we thoroughly enjoyed the camp and the students were given the experiences we had hoped for.

Fantastic to deal with and the tour events were arranged in an excellent order.

Fantastic! All our needs and requirements were met with limited fuss and a positive attitude. Both drivers were professional and interacted well with students & staff.

Good support and organisation as always!

Greatly appreciated your support in regards to all organisational matters. Also appreciated how easy it was to always get into contact with you and your quick responses to my questions and requests.

Had a great time in Sydney seeing lots of wonderful things and having fun with friends. Thank you for all your helping to make a huge responsibility for teachers much easier.

Happy is a major understatement! The Macquarie team were so professional, helpful and understanding. It was a wonderful trip!

Highlights were Questacon and the War Memorial. The mock parliament in new Parliament House was also very good as was the Electoral Commission education session.

I am really happy with your management of our excursions. Your support and help is always performed in a timely manner, nothing is too much effort! Your drivers were wonderful, were excellent with the kids, and were very supportive! Thanks.

Linda - NSW

I would like to be a bus driver after meeting Steve – he’s our new inspiration!

Karen - QLD

It is always comforting to know that our itinerary is in good hands and that all bookings are secure and our requests met. This makes for an enjoyable trip. The staff are friendly and efficient. They attend to matters very quickly and are reliable.

Phil - NSW

Jodie was excellent. No adjustment was too much trouble. All of the itinerary was well timetabled. It was a pleasure to work with Jodie and the company as a whole.

John (driver) was fantastic, very well organised, friendly and a wealth of knowledge about Canberra.

Karen, Trish and the team went out of their way to make sure everything went smoothly. I was particularly impressed when I gave Trish a list of changes to the programme and she managed to incorporate all of them. Our drivers were ever helpful and quickly became part of the team.

Macquarie Educational Tours did a wonderful job organising our excursion. We couldn’t have asked for a better service.

NSW

Macquarie Educational Tours made organising a large excursion easy. They were extremely helpful from initial phone calls to reminder SMS’s during the excursion. Very impressed. Would use Macquarie Educational Tours again any day.

Macquarie Tours took most of the stress out of planning the excursion to Canberra. The professional approach of both the company and the drivers made for a great trip for kids and staff. Absolutely happy with the support provided.

Maitland Gaol was excellent well worth a visit. Macquarie are always very supportive.

Many, many thanks, we loved all of it!

Mark (driver) was very accommodating and flexible. Student accommodation was comfortable and above average for a student camp! Good support and organisation as always!

Matt (driver) was OUTSTANDING & is to be commended for his excellent, professional conduct.

Our driver was super RE: commentary & driving.

Professionalism of driver and organisation of excursion. Very good communication with staff, as has always been the case.

Kristie - NSW

Simon (bus driver) was well informed and very willing to assist us with any questions.

Staff prior to the trip and our excellent bus drivers made this trip possible. All communication and the organisation & co-ordination of events / venues were excellent. I would not have been able to organise the trip given my other duties at school. Everyone enjoyed the week!

QLD

Team Macquarie gave us excellent guidance throughout the entire process. We really appreciate the help given.

Team were extremely helpful.

Thank you for helping to organise our Year 7 Canberra Trip. We all had a great time – kids and teachers – and are looking forward to next year’s trip. I was particularly impressed with the way nothing was ever too much trouble. It made my job so much easier.

Thank you for your assistance in making our 2010 Eastern States trip such a wonderful success. The staff and students had a memorable time and Terry said the AFL Game was great; it was just a shame about the result! Thank you once again, your organisation was wonderful. John (driver) is an ‘extra-miler’ – He went out of his way to assist us in every detail! His follow-up has been brilliant! I appreciated the manner in which he fitted into our team of adults – nothing was too hard for him, and it was a joy to meet him.

Thank you so much Trish for making everything so easy. All staff commented on how fantastic the drivers were so could you please pass this on.

Thank you very much for all your work in organising our trip to Canberra this year. An extra big thank you for getting us into the Discovery Zone at the War Memorial – the kids really enjoyed it and got a lot out of the experience. The tobogganing at the snow worked well and we found it much easier just having the day trip – most of the students had never seen snow before.

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Our camp to Canberra was amazing in every possible way. You were so accommodating with organising our booking at such short notice and everything went off without a hitch.

Thanks for another good Canberra excursion.

Thanks, it was a really enjoyable excursion. Well organised and good back-up support.

Janine - NSW

Thankyou Lee for all your help and support.

Thankyou so very much for all of your help thoughout the planning stages of our Canberra excursion. We were very pleased with everything, without a doubt I will be in contact with Macquarie Educational Tours again.

THANKYOU!!! For your assistance and support in the organising of our School Excursion to Sydney and Canberra. We had a wonderful time and felt that the itinerary was very well organised. We cannot thank our bus driver Rod enough. He was brilliant and so very helpful and co-operative.

The best thing on the excursion was ALL OF IT!!

The bus drivers couldn’t have been more helpful especially when we had to get children to the medical centre. Friendly, reliable, helpful.

The day at Jamberoo Recreation Park was the highlight for everyone, even in the rain. The Port Kembla Steel Works was also excellent.

The driver was particularly good. He organised each of the venues. His knowledge of Canberra was outstanding, and his willingness to assist in any way possible was highly valued and appreciated by staff and students. Thank you. Macquarie Educational Tours did a wonderful job organising our excursion. We couldn’t have asked for better service.

The fact that Rod (driver) was able to fill in an odd time with another excellent experience at the Snowy River Scheme – points out I feel the whole way your operation is run – thoughtfully and thinking ahead. We changed our minds on ideas prior to the excursion, and not once did anyone get icky. Many many thanks, we loved ALL of it except for the biting wind!!

The itinerary is excellent. It works really well and gives us ample time to do what enhances our teaching unit. The driver of the coach was very helpful and obliging and made our trip enjoyable. He shared good information with the students.

Brendon - NSW

The kids really enjoyed the day at the zoo and all the activities around the harbour (especially the cruise and ferry rides). The beach tour was also great. Some of the major highlights were the free times between venues, the kids appreciated the chill-out time in between items on the itinerary. The full colour materials supplied by Macquarie were excellent and all required paperwork was supplied promptly and was easy to understand.

The places we went to were phenomenal and a good mix ensuring that all students had at least one favourite every day.

The professional approach of both the company and the drivers made for a good trip for kids and staff.

The professionalism and help leading up to the excursion made it so much easier this end. The drivers were #A1 and most helpful. The students enjoyed themselves on the excursion. Thanks for everything.

The Team at Macquarie Educational Tours were extremely helpful. Thanks.

The Team at Macquarie were very helpful and always got back to us as quickly as they could if any changes were made.

The team had a fantastic understanding of the programs and was really counterproductive with students.

The War Memorial visit was exceptional. The students were highly engaged in each section of the museum. Trish was very responsive to all of our concerns. She was a pleasure to deal with.

The whole trip was a highlight – Everything ran very smoothly.

The whole trip was a highlight – everything ran very smoothly. Bus drivers were outstanding. Brian and Bruce were both helpful, efficient, and superb with the students.

This was my first time booking such a big excursion. The help provided by Macquarie was fantastic.

NSW

This was our school’s first Senior Geography Camp to the Gold Coast and it was a fantastic success. Annette & the staff at Macquarie Educational Tours were tremendous in their correspondence & organisation. Greg, our driver was a wonderful driver & top bloke. We would certainly run this trip again. The Gold Coast was a top location for studying Physical & Human elements of the Stage 6 Geography course.

Tour highlight was the Remembrance Ceremony. All good! As usual – very good support!

Tour highlights: Everything was perfect – even our students! Macquarie Educational Tours – you guys are fantastic!

Tour highlights: being in the House of Reps for question time and seeing the P.M., Mr Rudd, Mr Abbott et al. The kids were very excited. Interactive sessions at New & Old parliament House, Electoral Education Centre, and the War memorial – the staff at these places were great. Macquarie Educational Tours are very accommodating and flexible.

Tour highlights: Parliament House tour guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. Students really enjoyed the Electoral Education Centre because it is hands on and interactive. Always happy to deal with Macquarie staff! They are very friendly and accommodating when planning our itinerary. Always helpful!

Trips itinerary was well timed and covered all things. Very simple and easy! Thank you!

Trish was always SO helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. She was always happy to reassure me and set my mind at ease. I felt very comfortable prior to and during the trip.

Larelle - NT

Trish was great. She was always willing and happy to answer my smallest questions.

Very accommodating and flexible.

Very accommodating for all our changes. Nothing was too much of a problem.

Very good communication with staff, as has always been the case.

Very good support, no issues here. Helpful and well organised.

Lisa - QLD

Very happy thank you. Always very approachable and friendly.

We had a great time in Sydney seeing lots of wonderful things and having fun with friends. Al (our driver) was extremely accommodating and managed the vehicle well. Thank you all for helping to make a huge responsibility for teachers much easier. Thank you Lee for your help and support.

Very happy with everything. Nothing too much trouble for anyone at Macquarie Tours or Matt (driver). We’ll be back!

We have always been very satisfied with Macquarie Tours & were particularly grateful for their efforts to alter the itinerary to better suit our needs. Thank you.

Very happy with everything. Nothing too much trouble for anyone at Macquarie Tours or Matt (driver). We’ll be back!

We were very happy with the organisation & professional attitude of all the Macquarie Educational Tours staff. Thank you to Rod for his excellent knowledgeable comments, help & support to the staff & most importantly our students. Thanks also to Trish at the office. We had a great trip!

Maree - NSW

Well organised and good back-up.

Lindsey - NSW

Well planned excursion that is run so efficiently. Students enjoyed Dreamworld, Wet’N’Wild, MovieWorld & shopping at Harbour Town. Wet’N’Wild was the group favourite. Students were also impressed with the standard of accommodation and quality of food. Happy is a major understatement. The Macquarie team were so professional, helpful & understanding. Annette was fabulous; I would like to pass on my appreciation to her for all her help. It was a wonderful trip.

Kirby - NT

Working with Macquarie Educational Tours is a teachers dream, everything is well organised in advance allowing much time to sort your classroom management and department paper work. I felt they were very professional and always returned my resquests in a timely matter.

Working with Macquarie Educational Tours is a teachers dream, everything is well organised in advance allowing much time to sort your classroom management and Department paperwork. I felt they were very professional and always returned my requests in a very timely manner.

You made the trip stress free and we were able to focus on the kids and enjoy all the activities.