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Small-Group Healesville Sanctuary Tour with Puffing Billy

by Bunyip Tours Duration 9h Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is AU$159
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Platypuses, koalas, kangaroos, and even dingoes—find a host of Australian animals on this tour of the Healesville Sanctuary and Dandenong Ranges. Catch sight of an array of animals in the sanctuary, then board the famous Puffing Billy steam train to explore the natural beauty of Australia.

Spread over 74 acres (30 hectares) of bushland, Healesville Sanctuary is the best place to find Australian wildlife in their natural habitat. With your guide, discover prime places to spot favourite animals like platypuses, koalas, kangaroos, wombats, and dingoes. Watch the sanctuary's impressive "Spirit of the Sky" show to see raptors such as the wedge-tailed eagle and a selection of colourful parrots. At the Wildlife Hospital, learn from your guide about the various animals that the sanctuary rescues, rehabilitates, and releases each year.

In the afternoon, hop on board Australia's famous Puffing Billy Railway, a century-old steam train that chugs through the Dandenong Ranges. Pass through lush fern gullies and the towering eucalyptus trees of the Mountain Ash forests, letting your legs dangle over the side of the historic carriage. After your journey through a piece of Australia's gorgeous nature, head back to Melbourne to end your tour.

Platypuses, koalas, kangaroos, and even dingoes—find a host of Australian animals on this tour of the Healesville Sanctuary and Dandenong Ranges. Catch sight of an array of animals in the sanctuary, then board the famous Puffing Billy steam train to explore the natural beauty of Australia.

Spread over 74 acres (30 hectares) of bushland, Healesville Sanctuary is the best place to find Australian wildlife in their natural habitat. With your guide, discover prime places to spot favourite animals like platypuses, koalas, kangaroos, wombats, and dingoes. Watch the sanctuary's impressive "Spirit of the Sky" show to see raptors such as the wedge-tailed eagle and a selection of colourful parrots. At the Wildlife Hospital, learn from your guide about the various animals that the sanctuary rescues, rehabilitates, and releases each year.

In the afternoon, hop on board Australia's famous Puffing Billy Railway, a century-old steam train that chugs through the Dandenong Ranges. Pass through lush fern gullies and the towering eucalyptus trees of the Mountain Ash forests, letting your legs dangle over the side of the historic carriage. After your journey through a piece of Australia's gorgeous nature, head back to Melbourne to end your tour.

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8:30 AM, Healesville Dandenong & Puffing Billy - 8:30 AM Tour in Multilingual

Duration 9h No booking or credit card fees

Live tour commentary in English and audio guide in Mandarin, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Italian, and Spanish.

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per adult
AU$159

Total price is AU$159, taxes included

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Small-Group Healesville Sanctuary Tour with Puffing Billy

Activity Location

Dandenong Ranges

Falls Road

Sassafras 3787

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Melbourne

  • Bunyip Tours Office

    570 Flinders Street

    Melbourne 3000


Highlights

  • Chance to see Australian wildlife in their natural habitat

  • Impressive birds of prey in the “Spirit of the Sky” show

  • Insights into animal rescues at the Wildlife Hospital

  • Steam train ride through eucalyptus forests & lush gullies

  • Full day of family-friendly fun & educational experiences


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Healesville Sanctuary and the Dandenong Ranges

  • Admission fees

  • Puffing Billy train ride

  • Hotel pick-up from most Melbourne hotels

  • Drop-off in central Melbourne

  • Live tour commentary provided in English

  • Pre-Recorded commentary provided on the Bunyip Tours app available in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish


Exclusions

  • Meals and drinks


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 3 and younger are complimentary provided they do not occupy their own seat.

  • This tour ends in central Melbourne.

  • Hotel pick-up is available from most centrally located Melbourne hotels 30–60 minutes prior to the booked tour start time. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel foyer 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.

  • If you do not require hotel pick-up, check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • BUNYIP language APP which is easily downloadable via the APP store for i-Phone and Android search “BUNYIP TOURS” in the APP store. This is available in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish.


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