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Puffing Billy Steam Train & Healesville Wildlife

  • Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary

    Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary

  • The Dandenong Ranges

    The Dandenong Ranges

  • Grants on Sherbrooke

    Grants on Sherbrooke

  • Crimson Rosella

    Crimson Rosella

  • Puffing Billy Steam Train

    Puffing Billy Steam Train

  • Puffing Billy Steam Train

    Puffing Billy Steam Train

  • Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary

    Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary

Tour codes: K15

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En Route

This morning you’re going to enjoy some good old fashioned fun and the most beautiful rainforest in Victoria. We’ll get your day started with a journey through Melbourne’s eastern suburbs and views of the Dandenongs in the distance.

The Dandenongs

The Dandenong Ranges, known to the locals as the Dandenongs, are beautiful low mountain ranges just 35kms east of Melbourne. At their peak, they rise to more than 630 metres and are cloaked in lush rainforests of Mountain Ash trees (the tallest flowering plant in the world), waterfalls, rolling hills and steep valleys. The region is home to the famous Puffing Billy Railway, arts and craft stores and cafés offering delicious homemade produce.

Grants on Sherbrooke & Devonshire Tea

Nestled in the heart of the Dandenong Mountains is Grants on Sherbrooke – a haven in the wilderness. On arrival you’ll be charmed by the surrounding mountain hue and crisp clear air. While here you’ll enjoy a traditional Devonshire Tea of homemade scones, served warm with jam and cream.

Included Meals: Devonshire Tea

Handfeeding the Bird Life

Grants on Sherbrooke is a paradise for bird life and you can handfeed some of the most striking Australian birds such as the colourful Crimson Rosella, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo and Pink-chested Galah. Make sure you have your camera on hand for some great photos.

Puffing Billy Steam Train

Next you head to Belgrave, home of the famous Puffing Billy Steam Train, where you are in for some fun! This century-old steam train is maintained in its original glory and runs to this day on its own mountain track from Belgrave to Menzies Creek. Here you’ll go back in time as you get on board for a 30 minute ride through the heart of the rainforest. You’ll head through the gorgeous Sherbrooke Forest and ride over the old Trestle Bridge. Just before Menzies Creek you can see stunning views of Port Phillip Bay. You’re going to love it!

Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary

Now you’re off to explore the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary and meet some Aussie wildlife. Set in a natural bushland environment this Sanctuary is home exclusively to Australian wildlife. Here you can walk the paths through the numerous habitats to see wallabies, wombats, koalas, kangaroos, dingoes and more than 200 native bird varieties.

Full Day Tour

Approximately 9 hours


Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun 8.20am
from Federation Square, Corner Flinders & Russell Streets or earlier from your hotel


5.30pm approximately

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Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts.
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  • 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

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat 
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket in the cooler months

Fitness requirement

Low level of fitness required.


Times are approximate. Schedule may be rearranged on the day.
8.20am Depart Melbourne
9.20am Grants on Sherbrooke
10.15am Puffing Billy train ride
12.45pm Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary
5.30pm Melbourne


Tour (K15)

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Prices above may vary according to your departure date.

Please Note: Itinerary, departure dates & prices may be subject to change.

Free hotel pick-ups

Hotel pick-ups are available free of charge if you do not wish to meet at the main departure point. Hotel pick up times vary so please use the tool below to find your hotel and pick up time. Hotel pick-ups must be requested with your booking.

Pickup times listed below are valid for departures between 1st April 2016 – 31st March 2017. If your travel date is outside this period, please enquire at time of booking for hotel pick-up details.


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