Puffing Billy Train With Optional Penguin Parade Or Melbourne City Tour

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Take a ride on the historic steam train Puffing Billy as it works it's way through the lush rainforest of the Blue Dandenong Ranges.  Take in the beauty of the Sherbrooke Forest before stopping for an Aussie style Bush Billy Tea served with lamingtons and crackers that you can try with an Aussie favorite: Vegemite.  After the journey on Puffing Billy there is a stop at the quiet forest village of Sassafras, a favorite for locals to visit for it's teas, crafts and antiques.


  • Ideal choice for families
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • All entrance fees included

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After departing Federation Square in Melbourne, travel out of the city through the South-Eastern suburbstothe beautiful Sherbrooke Forest, right in the heart of The Dandenongs for a refreshing stopof Aussie stylemorning tea. Your Aussie style morning tea consists of Bush Billy Tea, lamingtons and Vegemite to try with crackers. There is time also to buy some bird seed to hand feed the colorful and peckish crimson rosellas and king parrots!

After this delightful treat, hop on board the Puffing Billy steam train at Belgrave to Menzies Creek. The half hour journey through the forest is the most scenic and our driver will meet you at Menzies Creek for the remainder of the tour.

To cap off this fun morning tour in the Blue Dandenongs, stop in the village of Sassafras. This lovely village is well known among Melbournians for it's good quality antiques and crafts, as well as it's tea shop. The tour will conclude at Federation Square.

If you have chosen the optional upgrade for the Penguin Parade and the Melbourne City Tour, you will start the second half of your tour here.

Inclusions for Puffing Billy Train With Optional Penguin Parade Or Melbourne City Tour

  • Puffing Billy train ride
  • Morning tea (Aussie style Bush Billy Tea with lamingtons and Vegemite with crackers)
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi on board

Exclusions for Puffing Billy Train With Optional Penguin Parade Or Melbourne City Tour

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel drop-off (depending on option taken)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark

Please confirm with the supplier exact pickup time at time of reconfirmation

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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  • Great morning tour. We didn't do the extra Penguin and Melb cit tour. The Puffing Billy was a trip down memory lane. Our tour guide James did a good job on commentary and making a lovely cup of tea along the way served with lamingtons. Some free time along the way to enjoy a cafe lunch at Sassafrass and wonderful little heritage town and Feeding the cockatoos was an experience at our morning tea location. I was lucky enough to also spot and witness a Lyrebird singing his various songs and Imitations. I would recommend his tour for a great morning out and returning to Federation Square Round 1pm..

  • Grayline trip was fun and driver, Russell, very helpful. Be wary of cockatoos at feed point in the forest. Hubby had his arms shredded by them. Puffing Billy was great. Best to sit on platform side of train towards the back to get good view of front of train as it goes round the bends. A good trip.

  • We did the half day Puffing Billy tour. We live in South Australia and we love coming to Melbourne every now and then. As much as we enjoyed the half day tour...for the cost.... almost 100 a head...we thought the morning tea was very poor. COLES lamingtons served up in the plastic they were wrapped in and a jatz biscuit...obviously aimed at the overseas visitor!

  • Great morning out, for young and old. Our coach driver James was a great guide very informative, would highly recommend.

  • We were not on the Puffing Billy. We were on the lunch cable car. The food was excellent even though the dessert was disappointing which was assorted cheeses. The server was excellent especially his singing. I was totally disappointed in the route that the train took

  • What a great way to spend some time in the lovely Dandenong ranges, was a great experience and only problem was it wasnt long enough. We joined on the penguin parade and I am so glad we did, it was a long day/night but well worth it. What a wonderful time we had waiting to see these little fellows emerge from the water and head to their burrows, seen them on the beach but just as many when you were walking back to the centre along the pathways. Would recommend both tours!!

  • I can’t recommend this tour enough! We were out and about for about 15-16 hours...but the service provided by Greyline was the best amongst all the tours we have taken this far. The lunch was delicious and the service was impeccable. James our driver was kind and knowledgeable and witty. Loved it!

  • This tour was amazing!

  • Tour on time, friendly and very experience guide. Highly recommeded

  • Amazing tour. The lamington cakes and billy tea is a good experience. Look out for the cockatoos - they are fun.
    Our guide on the Sean on the Puffing Billy Train tour was amazing.

    The Penguin Parade is a must - and many other sights and places included in this tour as well. Doing the Puffing Billy Train and the Penguin Parade Tour option may be hectic...

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