Puffing Billy & Wildlife Tour from Melbourne

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Highlights & inclusions

Step back in time on the iconic Puffing Billy steam train
1-hour journey through lush rainforests
Encounter the fascinating Australian wildlife
Picturesque Dandenong Ranges
Stroll through the serene grounds
Entry to Healesville Sanctuary

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Sun, Jun 16, 2024

What you can expect

Embark on a captivating journey through the verdant rainforest of the Dandenong Ranges aboard the iconic Puffing Billy steam train, and immerse yourself in the enchanting aura of days gone by. Marvel at the stunning panoramas and inhale the invigorating, crisp air as the historic locomotive gracefully traverses its hour-long route from Belgrave to Lakeside. As the train chugs along, bask in the allure of its timeless charm.

But the adventure doesn't end there. Post-ride, explore a wildlife sanctuary where you can intimately encounter some of Australia's most cherished creatures – from cuddly koalas and bounding kangaroos to majestic birds of prey soaring above. This experience is more than just a journey; it's a transformative escape from the urban hustle and bustle, transporting you into the tranquil forests of the Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley's natural wonders.


What you need to know

  • National Park fees
  • 1 hour ride on Puffing Billy (Belgrave to Lakeside)
  • Entry into Wildlife Park
  • Roundtrip transport to and from selected pickup location’s
  • Informative & friendly tour guide
  • 8:25am Mercure Melbourne Southbank (Formally Travelodge) - 9 Riverside Quay, Southbank
  • 8:35am Regent Theatre - 191 Collins St, Melbourne
  • 8:45am Her Majesty's Theatre - 219 Exhibition St, Melbourne
  • 9:00am Mail Exchange Hotel Southern Cross - 688 Bourke Street, Melbourne
  • Please be ready and wait at your pickup location 10 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time
  • The duration of this experience is approximately 8 hours.
Departure Location
  • Departs: Mon, Wed & Fri @ 9:00am
  • Mercure Melbourne Southbank (Formally Travelodge) - 9 Riverside Quay, Southbank
  • Regent Theatre - 191 Collins St, Melbourne
  • Her Majesty's Theatre - 219 Exhibition St, Melbourne
  • Mail Exchange Hotel Southern Cross - 688 Bourke Street, Melbourne
What To Bring
  • Appropriate clothing for seasonal weather conditions
  • Sunscreen
  • Water Bottle
  • Camera
  • Hat & Sunglasses
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Small bag for personal belongings
Additional Information
  • All pickups must be pre-booked at the time of booking or can be confirmed 48 hours prior to the tour departure.
  • This tours operate in all kinds of weather – rain, hail, or shine! We may slightly adjust the itinerary if necessary, to keep you dry or warm but you won’t miss out on anything.
  • NOT INCLUDED : Lunch Snacks and drinks
Cancellation Policy
  • 100% cancellation fee applies for tours cancelled within 48 hours of departure. when no notice is given.
  • Changes to your booking, including change of date can be made up to 48 before departure free of charge providing availability. No changes can be made within 48 hours of departure; however, you can transfer your booking to another person, and we must be advised of the name change.
  • For Private Touring in Melbourne, a cancellation fee of 100% applies for a tour cancelled within 14 days of travel or when no notice is given. Cancellation fees imposed on Explore Australia by our supplier will be passed on.
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Need help?

  • Email us at enquiry@experienceoz.com.au
  • Help code: D2B-65A5
  • This experience is supplied by French Island & Phillip Island Wildlife Expedition


Our Promise

  • We are committed to sustainability
  • We have an approved Science Based Target
  • We use third party verified standards
or 4 payments of $47.25 with more info
Free cancellation up to 48 hours prior to experience
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