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Puffing Billy Steam Train & Healesville Day Tour

by AAT Kings Duration 9h 30m Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is AU$175
Amazing! 5/5 Wotif Guest Rating

Drive through the lush rainforest in Victoria, see the splendid Dandenong Ranges in the distance, ride the restored Puffing Billy steam train, and marvel at the Healesville sanctuary on this full-day adventure from Melbourne.

From Melbourne, ride through mountain ranges with lush rainforest, waterfalls and steep valleys to Grants Reserve, a pristine wilderness reserve in the Dandenongs. Breathe the crisp, clean air and admire the scenery as you sip the famous Billy Tea with Lamingtons and Vegemite crackers. Snap a few photos and hand-feed beautiful native birds such as the colourful crimson rosella and pink-chested galah.

Next, make your way to Belgrave, home to the century-old Puffing Billy steam train. Go back in time as you ride the restored train on Australia's most notable narrow-gauge railway. Along the way, pass the gorgeous Sherbrooke Forest, see the old Trestle bridge, and view the stunning Port Phillip Bay before you arrive at Menzies Creek.

In the afternoon, explore the bushland setting of Healesville Sanctuary and get up close with animals such as wombats, koalas, kangaroos and dingoes. While here, watch the exciting Eagles Fly demonstration and spot the shy platypus in the renowned nocturnal creek habitat.

Drive through the lush rainforest in Victoria, see the splendid Dandenong Ranges in the distance, ride the restored Puffing Billy steam train, and marvel at the Healesville sanctuary on this full-day adventure from Melbourne.

From Melbourne, ride through mountain ranges with lush rainforest, waterfalls and steep valleys to Grants Reserve, a pristine wilderness reserve in the Dandenongs. Breathe the crisp, clean air and admire the scenery as you sip the famous Billy Tea with Lamingtons and Vegemite crackers. Snap a few photos and hand-feed beautiful native birds such as the colourful crimson rosella and pink-chested galah.

Next, make your way to Belgrave, home to the century-old Puffing Billy steam train. Go back in time as you ride the restored train on Australia's most notable narrow-gauge railway. Along the way, pass the gorgeous Sherbrooke Forest, see the old Trestle bridge, and view the stunning Port Phillip Bay before you arrive at Menzies Creek.

In the afternoon, explore the bushland setting of Healesville Sanctuary and get up close with animals such as wombats, koalas, kangaroos and dingoes. While here, watch the exciting Eagles Fly demonstration and spot the shy platypus in the renowned nocturnal creek habitat.

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8:00 AM, Puffing Billy Train and Healesville Tour in English

Duration 9h 30m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
AU$175

Total price is AU$175, taxes included

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Puffing Billy Steam Train & Healesville Day Tour

Activity Location

Dandenong Ranges

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

    Melbourne


Highlights

  • Memorable & nostalgic ride on century-old steam train

  • Fresh mountain air & famed Billy Tea at Grants Reserve

  • Scenic ride along emerald-green rainforest & steep valleys

  • Up-close encounter with koalas, kangaroos & cockatoos

  • Natural bushland setting of Healesville Sanctuary


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Healesville Sanctuary

  • Ride on Puffing Billy steam train

  • Admission fees

  • Australia's Billy Tea with Lamingtons and Vegemite crackers

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your Melbourne hotel

  • Live tour commentary 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.