Healesville Sanctuary And Puffing Billy Steam Train Day Trip From Melbourne

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Overview

Take a day trip from Melbourne to check out the Healesville Sanctuary and the Puffing Billy Steam Train. At Healesville Sanctuary you’ll meet Australia’s native animals including koalas, kangaroos, monitor lizards and dingos. Then head to the Puffing Billy Steam Train for a ride through the rainforest on the century-old steam train. Small-group tour limited to 24 people ensures a more personalized experience.

Highlights

  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • All entrance fees included

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After pickup from the centrally located meeting point on in Melbourne, travel by comfortable modern mini-buses about one hour through the Dandenong Ranges, known for cool-climate rainforest and extensive Eucalyptus forests.

First, you’ll visit the Healesville Sanctuary, one of the best places in Victoria to see and interact with native Australian wildlife. You’ll walk with your guide through a stunning bushland setting where you can see wombats, birds of prey, platypus, wallabies and other amazing animals that are native to Australia. Hear about the Sanctuary’s efforts to fight wildlife extinction and commitment to treating more than 2,000 sick and injured native animals each year.

Be sure to check out the unrivaled "Spirit of the Sky" bird of prey and parrot show where birds show off the skill we admire most, their ability to fly. Once you have enjoyed all Healesville Sanctuary has to offer, you’ll re-board your mini-bus and head to the Puffing Billy Steam Train in Belgrave.

Climb aboard the century-old steam train, maintained in mint condition by dedicated volunteers. The Puffing Billy still runs on its own mountain track between Belgrave and Gembrook, through the heart of the rainforest. Travel back in time as you chug through the gorgeous Sherbrooke Forest waving at friendly bystanders as you go.

In the late afternoon you’ll be returned to Flinders Street in Melbourne where your tour ends.

Please note: At times the itinerary may operate in reverse

Inclusions for Healesville Sanctuary And Puffing Billy Steam Train Day Trip From Melbourne

  • Entrance fees
  • Driver/guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting point

Exclusions for Healesville Sanctuary And Puffing Billy Steam Train Day Trip From Melbourne

  • Lunch
  • Drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Please note: At times the itinerary may operate in reverse

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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2 reviews by the users

  • Great ride

  • Enjoyable trip for the whole family. Guide Steve was very friendly and engaging. Thumbs up!

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