Healesville Sanctuary and Puffing Billy Steam Train Day Trip from Melbourne

pin_dropLocation:Melbourne (Australia)
eventSeason:8:30am every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays
check_circle Availability: 8:30am every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays
watch_later Duration: 7 hours
people Adult From: $ 128.02 USD
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Healesville Sanctuary and Puffing Billy Steam Train Day Trip from Melbourne


Excursion 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.

Tour Includes

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

Tour Exclusions

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

What You Can Expect

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

Additional Important Information

  • 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

Voucher information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Products with Viator standard terms and conditions are fully refundable, without charge, up to 48 hours prior to travel, based on the time/date of the Product Location.

Departure point

Melbourne meeting point

Departure time

8:30am

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

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