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Half-Day Tour & Puffing Billy Steam Train Ride

by AAT Kings Duration 4h 50m Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is AU$109
Amazing! 4.4/5 Wotif Guest Rating View all 7 Wotif Verified Reviews

Explore the low mountain Dandenong Ranges and climb aboard the Puffing Billy steam train as you relive the romance of the steam travel days. On this half-day trip, admire gorgeous forests and gullies in Victoria, feed local birds, and taste delicious, homemade Devonshire tea.

Hop on a luxury coach, escape the city, and find a lush haven of delights in the Dandenong Ranges, such as hidden fern gullies, towering forests and sleepy villages. At Grants Reserve, take the opportunity to hand-feed birds that are exclusive to this region, such as the pink-chested galah and colourful crimson rosella, and have your camera handy to snap a few photos.

Later, head to Belgrave and ride the restored Puffing Billy steam train along the original narrow-gauge railway. During your 30-minute ride, marvel at the towering mountain ash trees and beautiful gullies of Sherbrooke Forest, see the ancient Trestle Bridge and admire impressive views of Port Phillip Bay.

After a memorable ride, taste scrumptious hot scones with jam and cream and take a sip of delightful, homemade Devonshire tea. On your way back to Melbourne, stop and wander through the quaint little town of Sassafras which is renowned for its beautiful antiques as well as arts and crafts shops.

Explore the low mountain Dandenong Ranges and climb aboard the Puffing Billy steam train as you relive the romance of the steam travel days. On this half-day trip, admire gorgeous forests and gullies in Victoria, feed local birds, and taste delicious, homemade Devonshire tea.

Hop on a luxury coach, escape the city, and find a lush haven of delights in the Dandenong Ranges, such as hidden fern gullies, towering forests and sleepy villages. At Grants Reserve, take the opportunity to hand-feed birds that are exclusive to this region, such as the pink-chested galah and colourful crimson rosella, and have your camera handy to snap a few photos.

Later, head to Belgrave and ride the restored Puffing Billy steam train along the original narrow-gauge railway. During your 30-minute ride, marvel at the towering mountain ash trees and beautiful gullies of Sherbrooke Forest, see the ancient Trestle Bridge and admire impressive views of Port Phillip Bay.

After a memorable ride, taste scrumptious hot scones with jam and cream and take a sip of delightful, homemade Devonshire tea. On your way back to Melbourne, stop and wander through the quaint little town of Sassafras which is renowned for its beautiful antiques as well as arts and crafts shops.

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8:10 AM, Puffing Billy Steam Train Half-Day Tour in English

Duration 4h 50m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
AU$109

Total price is AU$109, taxes included

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Half-Day Tour & Puffing Billy Steam Train Ride

Activity Location

Dandenong Ranges

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Melbourne City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    Melbourne


Highlights

  • Delightful ride on the original Puffing Billy steam train

  • Towering forests & lush fern gullies along Dandenong Ranges

  • Hand-feeding iconic Australian birds—crimson rosella & galah

  • Delicious, homemade Devonshire tea with hot scones & jam

  • Visit to the charming, picturesque town of Sassafras


Inclusions

  • Ride on Puffing Billy steam train

  • Admission fees

  • Devonshire tea and hot scones

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your Melbourne hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 1 and younger are complimentary.

  • If you are aged 17 or younger you must be accompanied by a paying traveller over 18 years of age.

  • At least 6 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Hotel pick-up commences 15-90 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Half-Day Tour & Puffing Billy Steam Train Ride ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

4.4 out of 5

2/5 Aug 02, 2018

The tour should be organised by AAT and my family should be picked up at 8:00 a.m. (not too early; that's why I chose this tour), but unfortunately we were arranged to join another tour of another travel agency and were picked up at 7:10 a.m., almost 1 hour earlier. The tour finally started at 8:15 a.m. after picking up all participants from different hotels. In the journey to Puffing Billy, we (even others) felt tired and fell asleep. Getting up earlier may be one of the reasons.

4/5 Mar 13, 2018

Very enjoyable, nice outing and great scenery. Cockatoos showed up but we did not see any other birds so did not feed any.