Healesville Sanctuary and Puffing Billy Steam Train Day Trip from Melbourne
- Entrance fees
- Small-group tour
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting point
- 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