Puffing Billy Steam Train & Healesville Wildlife

Full Day Tour | Melbourne Return

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Code: K15

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Adult i A person 16 years and over (note a person 16–17 years must be accompanied by a person 18 years and over).

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Child i A child must be accompanied by a person 18 years+. Some tours have min. age requirement

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Concession i A holder of a valid concession card.
Prices above are for departures between 1 April 2018 - 31 March 2019

Duration Full Day Tour

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Puffing Billy Steam Train & Healesville Wildlife

Full Day Tour | Melbourne Return

Discover the delights of the Dandenongs on board the Puffing Billy Steam Train. Get acquainted with adorable native Aussie wildlife at Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary.

Ride the renowned Puffing Billy Steam Train as it winds its way through lush ferns and towering timbers of the Dandenong Ranges. The forest has many magnificent examples of the native Mountain Ash trees, a form of eucalypt and the tallest flowering plant in the world. Next you’ll visit Healesville Sanctuary, a bushland haven for Australian wildlife. Discover Australia’s majestic birds of prey and magnificent parrots in the spectacular ‘Spirits of the Sky’ show. Who rules the sky? Parrots, by their sheer numbers – or birds of prey, as skilled predatory hunters? Watch and make up your own mind. Come face-to-face with Healesville Sanctuary’s most iconic species in a world-first interactive Platypus show. Observe Platypus as they interact with keepers, play in the water and even enjoy having their tummies tickled! Plus there’s much more to discover at the Sanctuary.

Departs

8.10am
Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun (Apr-Sep)
Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sun (Oct - Mar)

from Federation Square, Corner Flinders & Russell Streets or earlier from selected city hotels

Returns

5.30pm approximately

  • Puffing Billy Steam Train ride (from Belgrave to Menzies Creek)
  • Devonshire Tea
  • Entry to Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Experienced Driver Guide
  • Comprehensive commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach

Ride the renowned Puffing Billy Steam Train as it winds its way through lush ferns and towering timbers of the Dandenong Ranges. The forest has many magnificent examples of the native Mountain Ash trees, a form of eucalypt and the tallest flowering plant in the world. Next you’ll visit Healesville Sanctuary, a bushland haven for Australian wildlife. Discover Australia’s majestic birds of prey and magnificent parrots in the spectacular ‘Spirits of the Sky’ show. Who rules the sky? Parrots, by their sheer numbers – or birds of prey, as skilled predatory hunters? Watch and make up your own mind. Come face-to-face with Healesville Sanctuary’s most iconic species in a world-first interactive Platypus show. Observe Platypus as they interact with keepers, play in the water and even enjoy having their tummies tickled! Plus there’s much more to discover at the Sanctuary.

  • Drive through the lush ferns and dense forests of the enchanting Dandenong Ranges
  • Enjoy a delicious homemade Devonshire Tea – warm scones with jam and cream and tea or coffee
  • Hand feed Cockatoos and Crimson Rosella birds (seed provided)
  • Ride the Puffing Billy Steam Train. Marvel at the towering mountain ash and beautiful gullies of Sherbrooke Forest and enjoy the spectacular views and lush rainforest settings
  • Enjoy lunch (own expense) at one of three cafés at the award-winning Healesville Sanctuary
  • Healesville is Australia's premier wildlife and nature sanctuary and home to over 200 species of Australian birds, mammals and reptiles
  • Your volunteer guide will escort you among Australia's unique birds and animals in the natural bush land setting
  • Get up close to koalas, kangaroos, wombats, emus, cockatoos, parrots and many more
  • Opportunity to experience the recently-opened Kangaroo Country
  • Marvel at the 'Spirits of the Sky' spectacular

Prices above may vary according to your departure date.

What to Bring

  • Enclosed walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers in cooler months

Fitness Requirements

  • Low level of fitness required

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