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 suburbs to the beautiful Sherbrooke Forest, right in the heart of The Dandenongs for a refreshing stop of Aussie style morning 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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43 reviews by the users

  • 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...

  • An excellent half day tour to the forest and a ride on the steam train. Deb's commentary was very informative and she was a wonderful host serving the Billy tea. Highly recommended!

  • This tour was amazing!

  • The tour is bit short and gathered too early. wasted a lot of time on the gathering and waiting.

  • This was great. The penguins were so cute and the commentary was very informative. I would recommend the train for anyone with little kids, all of the really little kids seemed to like the train and people my age teenagers or young adults liked playing with the cockatoos. It was a very cool experience but bring warm clothes for both excursions, especially if you aren't used to the cold.

  • Passeio maravilhoso ! O onibus era bom e o guia simpático. O lugar é divino !!!!

  • Would highly recommend this tour! Didn't get 5 stars because the Train ride on Puffing Billy could have been longer - only got to go to two stations. I would recommend the train trip be lengthened and terminate at Lakeside. They could have shortened the time for morning tea. Wish I could give it another half star.

    My 84 year old mother loved the trip and brought back old memories of travelling on steam trains as a young girl.

    Our guide was excellent, very informative and funny! Especially liked the way he asked everyone to be considerate of others when talking amongst each themselves so his commentary could be heard by all.

    Top marks Viator and Greyline!

  • The puffing billy train was an awesome experience! And if only we could have some extra time at the Sassafras village it would have been great.

    The city tour was good but it was a little boring to be on the bus throughout. A hop on and hop off bus tour would be better.

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