Puffing Billy with Australian Wildlife & Lunch

Puffing Billy with Australian Wildlife & Lunch
  • Duration : 9 Hours (approx.)
  • Product code : L-99
From AUD $177.00

Highlights:-


  • Morning Tea includes Aussie style Bush Billy Tea with lamingtons, Vegemite and crackers
  • The Dandenongs
  • Grant’s Reserve
  • Lunch
  • Handfeeding the Bird Life
  • Puffing Billy Steam Train
  • Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary


Inclusions:-


  • Lunch
  • Experienced Driver Guide
  • Comprehensive commentary
  • Travel in a premium air-conditioned coach
  • WiFi on the Coach
  • Historic steam train ride, 
  • Entrance to Healesville Sanctuary, 
  • VIP Wildlife Meet and Feed 

Optional:-


Rochford Winery Lunch for $35


Itinerary:-


En Route

This morning you are going to enjoy some good old fashioned fun and the most beautiful rainforest in Victoria. You may consider topping that up with some great Aussie food and wine for lunch and go on to meet some of Australia’s wonderful wildlife. We’ll get your day started with a journey through Melbourne’s eastern suburbs and views of the Dandenongs in the distance.

The Dandenongs

The Dandenong Ranges, known to the locals as the Dandenongs, are beautiful low mountain ranges just 35kms east of Melbourne. At their peak, they rise to more than 630 metres and are cloaked in lush rainforests of Mountain Ash trees (the tallest flowering plant in the world), waterfalls, rolling hills and steep valleys. The region is home to the very famous Puffing Billy Railway, numerous art and craft stores and cafés offering delicious homemade produce.

Grant’s Reserve 

Nestled in the heart of the Dandenong Mountains is Grant’s Reserve – a haven in the wilderness. On arrival you will be charmed by the surrounding mountain hue and crisp clear air. 

Handfeeding the Bird Life

Grant’s Reserve is a paradise for bird life and you can handfeed some of the most striking Australian birds such as the colourful Crimson Rosella, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo and Pink-chested Galah. Make sure you have your camera on hand for some great photos.

Puffing Billy Steam Train

Next you head to Belgrave, home of the famous Puffing Billy Steam Train, where you are in for some fun! This century-old steam train is maintained in its original glory and runs to this day on its own mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook. Here you’ll go back in time as you get on board for a 30 minute ride through the heart of the rainforest. You’ll head through the gorgeous Sherbrooke Forest and ride over the old Trestle Bridge. Just before Menzies Creek you can see stunning views of Port Phillip Bay before heading through Paradise Valley and on to the townships of Emerald and Gembrook. You’re going to love it!

Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary

Now you’re off to explore the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary and meet some Aussie wildlife. Set in a natural bushland environment this Sanctuary is home exclusively to Australian wildlife. Here you can walk the paths through the numerous habitats to see wallabies, wombats, koalas, kangaroos, dingoes and more than 200 native bird varieties.

Operates: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

Departs: 8.10am 

Returns: 5.45pm

This tour departs from Melbourne Day Tour Centre, Federation Square East, corner Flinders & Russell Streets, Melbourne or your CBD hotel. In some instances, we may need to pick up from a nearby hotel if we cannot pick up directly from your accommodation due to restrictions beyond our control.

Pick Up Points: Please select one of the following points at the time of booking the tour.

Melbourne Morning Tour Pick Ups

Adara East Melbourne 7.20

Adina Melbourne 7.30

Albert Heights Apartments 7.20

Aria Apartments Join at Crown Promenade

Atlantis 7.10

Batmans Hill Join at Holiday Inn on Flinders

Bayview Eden 7.10

Bayview on the Park 7.10

Causeway Inn Join at Novotel on Collins

Causeway 353 Join at Novotel on Collins

Citadines 7.35

Clarion Gateway 7.30

Cosmopolitan Hotel 7.00

Crest on Barkly 7.05

Crossley Hotel Join at Rydges Melbourne Hotel

Crown Metropol 7.20

Crowne Plaza Melbourne 7.10

Crown Promenade 7.30

Crown Towers 7.35

Discovery Melbourne 7.20

Doubletree by Hilton Join at Melbourne Day Tour Centre

Downtowner on Lygon 7.10

George Powlett 7.15 Join at Adara East Melbourne

Grand Chancellor 7.35

Grand Hyatt (Russell Street) Join at Melbourne Day Tour
Centre

Grand Hotel Join at Holiday Inn on Flinders

Great Southern Join at Holiday Inn on Flinders

Hilton South Wharf 7.05

Holiday Inn on Flinders 7.25

Hotel Como 7.00

Ibis on Little Bourke Street - Join at King Street
Backpackers

Ibis on Therry Street 7.15

Ibis Styles The Victoria Hotel Join at Novotel Collins

Intercontinental 7.20

Jasper Hotel Join at Ibis on Therry Street

Kingsgate Ibis Styles 7.15

King Street Backpackers 7.15

Langham Hotel Melbourne 7.25

Mantra on Jolimont Join at Pullman 7.10

Mantra on Little Bourke Join at Adina Melbourne

Mantra on Russell 7.35

Mantra on the Park 7.40

Marriott 7.40

Mercure Grand on Swanston Join at Mantra on Russell

Mercure Treasury Gardens 7.35

Mercure Welcome Join at Mantra on Russell

Novotel on Collins 7.15

Novotel St Kilda 7.00

Park Hyatt 7.25

Parkview 7.10

Pegasus Join at Radisson Flagstaff

Pensione Melbourne Join at Holiday Inn on Flinders

Princes Park Motor Inn 7.00

Pullman & Mercure Albert Park 7.10

Pullman on the Park 7.30

Punt Hill Manhattan Apartments Join at Sofitel (Collins
Street)

Quest East St Kilda 6.55

Quest on Lonsdale Join at Marriott

Quest on William Join at Adina Melbourne 7.30

Radisson Flagstaff 7.25

Rendezvous Melbourne 7.40

Richmond Hill 7.10

Rydges Melbourne 7.30

Rydges on Swanton 7.10

Sofitel (Collins Street) 7.35

Stamford Plaza 7.35

Travelodge Docklands - 7.00

Travelodge Southbank Join at Langham Hotel

Vibe Savoy - 7.10

Westin (Collins St Athenaeum Theatre) 7.20 - 12.55 2.25 4.05

Windsor 7.35

YHA Metro 7.05