Testimonials - 2011

A rewarding experience for both the students and teachers. You were very supportive and a great help in the organisation. The bus drivers were fantastic and a AAA+ rating.

Kyri - NSW

A very well organised trip to Melbourne. Macquarie Educational Tours was helpful throughout itinerary planning, costings, schedules, tickets, transfers etc. The Tour Booklet provided for the group leader was very professional and highly practical. We had a smooth trip and a great educational experience. Thank you!!!

Damien - ACT

A well organised excursion! Students and staff had a relaxed and enjoyable experience. Activities and timing was excellent so staff only needed to supervise and enjoy the experience.

An excellent job done! They made our excursion an enjoyable one.

An outstanding excursion, tour guides were excellent at all venues. COACH DRIVERS WERE FANTASTIC, itinerary was great. Best excursion yet! Well done Macquarie Team! Jodie GOLD STARS!

Annette is always extremely helpful, prompt and responsive to any of our questions no matter how trivial. She follows up with written confirmation every time which alleviates any doubts or confusion. Her manner is always very friendly and assuring (all staff I have dealt with in Annette’s absence have also been of this calibre). Thank you all!

Annette was fantastic leading up to excursion, nothing a problem, willing to help in every possible way. Excursion was brilliantly organised & thoroughly enjoyed by teachers & students alike. Accommodation was excellent & all attractions were great. Paul the bus driver was just awesome & we couldn’t be happier or more grateful. He was great with the kids, had thorough knowledge of the local area & attractions & was just lovely. We would love you both to organise our excursion again next year.

Annette was fantastic with answering questions and problem solving issues.

Another ‘Capital’ job! Well done all!

Another fantastic excursion that was enjoyed by all. I appreciate the helpfulness of Neil, Trish and all the team. Thanks again!

As usual the drivers were brilliant. There was nothing too hard for them. Macquarie’s organisation took the stress out of planning everything.

Maree - NSW

Both bus drivers co-operative and personable. Very pleased with the assistance in all areas with preparation pior to the excursion. Always at hand to answer any enquiries. Camp accommodation was excellent and no mobile reception in the valley helped with student monitoring!

Helen - QLD

Brian is a lovely man – we were very appreciative of his contributions to our tour and would love to have him again.

Bruce was simply fantastic. He really knew Canberra and was able to tell the kids lots of extra information, was very flexible and gave appropriate ideas on how to change our itinerary due to bad weather. He looked after us all and formed a great respectful relationship with the students and adults. We could not have asked for a better driver and tour guide.

Communication with Lee was very good and she was always happy and keen to assist in whatever was needed, no matter how minor.

Emails were always responded to promptly. Staff were always helpful & pleasant. Coach drivers were friendly & helpful, & willing to go out of their way if needed. We have already referred other schools to you for planning their excursion.

Kelly - NSW

Everyone at Macquarie did a fabulous job. They were helpful and patient when several changes had to be made. Gary the coach driver was very helpful, knew the route and was able to answer any questions we had. He was at school prior to departure time and got us home early!

Karen - NT

Everything was fabulous. The drivers were always on time and super-friendly and helpful, providing us with maps and easy to understand directions for our destinations in Brisbane. The tour was well-balanced with theme parks and Surfers and Brisbane and the students were overwhelmed by how much fun they had, as well as learning about big city life.

Christine - NSW

Everything was fantastic! We were always in the loop with Bruce and Brian, and they were flexible to our needs. They also had great knowledge of the area and kept us informed. The venues were friendly and welcoming.

Everything was fantastic. We had the best drivers who were extremely well prepared and did everything for us. They are great guys and are excellent at their job.

Excursion went very well and was enjoyed by all, including staff.

Fantastic thank you! You have chosen wonderful hosts as your drivers! We have very positive memories of a well organised and perfect day time itinerary.

Fantastic! From the outset the planning communication before and during the excursion was excellent. We always look forward to our excursions organised by Macquarie Educational Tours because they run smoothly.

Erin - NSW

Greg was fantastic! He was a terrific help. Thank you Lee for all of your help also. It was much appreciated.

Richard - QLD

Greg’s knowledge of Canberra, his expertise with timetabling led to many extra activities being fitted into our itinerary. This was greatly appreciated by staff and students.

Hi Lee, I just wanted to let you know that camp was amazing!! Everything was well timed and we all enjoyed the activities. The accommodation was perfect and the food was brilliant!! No complaints from anyone!! They looked after our special dietary needs for the specific students fantastically. And, lets not forget our amazing drivers, Adam and Alan! They were the best drivers I have ever been away with on camp. They were great with the kids, great to talk with and made our camp very memorable. We were all very impressed with their standards. Thanks so much for our wonderful camp.

Mercedes - NSW

I can’t recommend Macquarie Educational Tours highly enough. The professionalism of their staff from beginning to end is outstanding! I would not hesitate to refer Macquarie Tours to any other school or to use them in the future.

I cannot speak highly enough of Adam, our coach driver, he went above & beyond his duty. Trish, you are marvellous and always so helpful.

I enjoyed the speed enquiries were handled and the subsequent re-booking for 2012/2013 was quick & efficient. Many thanks.

I was very impressed by Lee Hooper! All my questions were answered promptly and with detail. No matter how many times I rang she was always available to answer my planning dilemmas and all of the other associated questions with calmness, assistance and professionalism! Thank you very much Lee, you ensured the success of our excursion! The bus drivers Jeff and Allan were also wonderful!!

I wish to thank you all for your efforts to organise our tour and for providing such a knowledgeable and enthusiastic coach driver. Our year 4 students had a great time during our camp trip. Could you please pass on our gratitude to our driver and guide, Rod. We, the teachers, were extremely appreciative of his organisational skills and flexability, ensuring everything ran smoothly and on time.

I would just like to say a HUGE thank you from the staff. We were so impressed with how much we were able to see in two days and how time perfect the days ran. Special mention must go to Alan, our ‘coach’ driver. His knowledge of Canberra was mind blowing and he related to the children as if he was an educator himself. If I book this excursion again next year I will be sure to go through Macquarie and will be asking for Alan by name, he is an asset to your company.

I would like to thank you all for your arrangements and prompt response to my emails. You made all the arrangements from this end much easier. Also please pass on our thanks to Rod and Alan – they looked after us well and were very professional.

Karen - QLD

It is always a pleasure to work with Macquarie Ed Tours. In the lead up to the excursion, the staff are very efficient in organising our tour. They are always quick to reply to questions and are helpful. The drivers are always friendly and on the ball. They are great drivers, very friendly and we know we are in good hands.

Jodie was so patient and understanding when presented with queries / changes etc. Her help was invaluable.

Jodie was very friendly and personable and would respond to emails promptly. She listened to all requests and ensured for a smooth excursion.

Lee was extremely helpful and prompt when answering questions. Very professional manner. The coach drivers were amazing and got involved with activities.

Marg - NSW

Neil went out of his way to help us in any way – he was fantastic! Gave a commentary to engage children in their journey. Was happy, patient, obliging and great with the kids! 10/10!! We were very impressed with the organisation of our excursion and the friendliness of staff through all stages of planning. Thank you so much, it certainly took a lot of pressure off organising such a big excursion. 10/10!! Thanks Lee for all your help!

Once again our trip was a great success with all venues and experiences possible. The help from your staff is always first rate. Thanks greatly and looking forward to next year.

Our bus driver Bruce was very friendly and helpful. He was a safe driver. He had a great knowledge of Canberra, which really helped student learning and deepened our understanding.

Rhonda - QLD

Our bus drivers were exceptional! Jodie was great!

Our trip to Jenolan Caves and Hill End went perfectly. The drivers were courteous and professional. The organisation of the trip was excellent, all of our students and staff had a great time.

Raelene - WA

Rod was brilliant. He was helpful at all venues and knew exactly where to point us in the correct direction. The Students worked very well with him, I would love to book Rod as our coach driver when we come again! Trish – you worked above and beyond the call of duty to get us all on the plane. Thank you ever so much, could never have organised such a fantastic camp myself! Many, many thanks!

So well organised. Cost was reasonable. Children had a great time. Thank you!

Thank you ever so much for all your fantastic effort in organising such a brilliant itinerary. It flowed beautifully and Rod was a godsend!

Thank you for another fantastic tour. All contact with the office staff was clear and well managed. Once again the drivers were fabulous – very helpful and polite. We will be using you again!

Thank you for everything you did to make our Stage 3 excursion to Canberra such an exciting and worthwhile trip. We really appreciate the time you put into it. Our driver, Bruce was excellent. He really made the whole trip interesting for the students and teachers. Again thank you. We will be in contact when we are next planning our camp.

Judy - NSW

Thank you for your excellent organisation! Everything worked like clockwork, even though the weather was terrible, we had a great time throughout the whole excursion. A special thanks to Alan, he was the treasure and worked exceedingly well with our students.

Wayne - QLD

Thank you Trish for your excellent service. Rod and Allan were great – excellent coaches, they were both helpful and obliging. Lunch and coffee at Mittagong – excellent! We appreciated the coffee vouchers for Mittagong and Questacon.

Thank you! The excursion ran very smoothly. This was the first time I had been involved in organising an overnight excursion and the help I received was great and much appreciated. The camp suited the needs of our students and unit on Government and was well enjoyed by students and staff.

Thanks again for a wonderful trip to Bathurst and the gold fields at Hill End. the children loved panning for gold and FINDING gold – although they hadn’t realised it would be such hard work for so little results. They’re happy to be school kids rather than miners! We loved the activities at the Bathurst Goldfields and the children enjoyed being able to ‘touch’ and ‘do’ and participate in activities. Our bus drivers were great and really helpful too.

Thanks again for all you did re organising our tour. We had a sensational time, the kids had a ball. Steve was a great driver to deal with, some impressive reverse driving as well! Thanks again.

Thanks again for organising an excellent excursion for our year 6 students. All ran smoothly and you must also have organised excellent weather – Well done!

The Boats and Bus operators were fantastic! They were professional, prompt, flexible and accommodating. Everything was clean, safe and in excellent condition.

The bus drivers were extremely obliging throughout the excursion. They both were knowledgeable about the area, pleasant to students and very supportive.

The bus drivers were wonderful! Very helpful, knowledgeable and great with the children. They managed the weather well and were very flexible.

The coach driver demonstrated outstanding knowledge of the area and showed fantastic attitude towards the students and staff. The planning was excellent with great communication. Thank you for a great excursion.

The coach drivers were friendly and informative. They made sure the kids had the opportunity to learn about and see as much of Canberra as possible.

The coach drivers were great! They were very helpful and accommodating. They managed to find ways to work around the rainy weather and provide enjoyable experiences for the children.

The days were extremely interesting, fun-filled and busy, and will be a lasting experience for all our students.

The excursion was a great experience. I would like to especially thank Bob for his helpful and friendly manner. The planning and communication prior to the excursion was outstanding – Thank you!

The excursion was very well run with great planning ad preparation. The process was very well organised with prompt responses to any queries we had. The drivers were very professional and provided a relaxed journey to, from and around Hill End. All involved were helpful and understanding of our needs.

The experience for the children was excellent!

Jon - WA

The Macquarie team has been very helpful!

Nathan - TAS

The tour was excellent and met all our educational needs. We had plenty of time at all sites and never felt rushed. Allan was a fantastic help and guide for us as it was our first trip to Canberra.

The trip to Bathurst was well organised and all went well.

The trip to Canberra and the snow was really well supported by experienced and highly professional people including Macquarie Tours staff and our bus driver. This made the actual excursion easy to facilitate and a most enjoyable time away from school for both students and staff. I would not hesitate in recommending Macquarie Tours to other schools and would definitely employ their services for future events.

This was such a brilliant excursion thanks to the work that Macquarie Tours did prior to our departure. Adam our bus driver was fantastic in all areas – from driving to organising us at particular venues. Thank you to everyone involved for making this a positive experience for our students.

Trish was excellent to work with. She had to rebook parts of our schedule, as the numbers of students attending kept increasing. This involved a significant amount of extra work for her so, Thank you!

Lenore - QLD

Trish who helped us organise was fantastic! Every minor detail was considered and her prompt communication was always much appreciated – Thank you!

Very well organised and everything ran smoothly. Lovely to not have to book everything individually.

Was very pleased with excursion.

Jenny - NSW

We can’t speak more highly about the outstanding service you provide. Wise coach drivers, excellent itinerary and fabulous service you offer our school, parents and students each year.

We found our recent excursion to be extremely well organised and hassle free. Special mention must be made to Alan. He was a fantastic ‘Tour Guide’. He treated the children with respect and they responded accordingly. I will be recommending Macquarie Tours to all of my School Teacher friends. Thank you.

Kim - NT

We had a fantastic week. The tour arrangements were spot on and totally organised, the tours and activities were both educational and fun. Our accommodation and food was great and the weather behaved itself. Thanks again Macquarie Tours.

We have used Macquarie Educational Tours for at least 6 years now. Each time we have been very impressed, regardless of which driver you get or which person organises your trip it is all very consistent and consistently excellent.

Well organised and approachable. On the mark regarding keeping in touch. Thanks Jodie!

Well organised and smoothly run excursion. John, our driver, was extremely helpful and very knowledgeable of the areas we visited.

Wow, what a brilliant tour! Our students have had an opportunity to expand upon knowledge gathered in class whilst having a great deal of fun. John was amazing! We loved it and will do it all again in 2013.

Yet another fantastic excursion. We look forward to planning our next excursion already!

Di - NSW

Thanks guys another job well done! We had a great time.