Melbourne: Puffing Billy & Healesville Sanctuary Scenic Tour

Melbourne: Puffing Billy & Healesville Sanctuary Scenic Tour

Activity provider: Wine Hop And Coastal Tours
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From US$ 120.46 per person

Likely to sell out

Get picked up from central Melbourne and ride the Puffing Billy steam train, enjoy morning tea at Emerald Lake and take a leisurely walk around the park. Visit the Healesville Sanctuary, and sample chocolate at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Ride the world-famous Puffing Billy from Belgrave to the picturesque Emerald Lake park
  • Enjoy morning tea in the tranquil surroundings of Emerald Lake
  • Explore the world-renowned Healesville Sanctuary and see iconic Australian animals
  • Tantalize your taste buds with a visit to the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie
Full description

Drive from your central accommodation in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle to the world-famous Puffing Billy steam train. Ride Puffing Billy from Belgrave to Emerald Lake Park. Enjoy this iconic steam train ride through the glorious Dandenong Ranges, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Victoria. Enjoy morning tea at the scenic Emerald Lake then take a leisurely walk around the park. Then, explore the Healesville Sanctuary where you can wander around, observing native animals like koalas, kangaroos, platypus, birds of prey, and more. Take a seat at the animal education lessons and live shows. You can also purchase lunch here. Finish the tour with a visit to the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie, where you can sample complimentary chocolates. Return back to your accommodation in central Melbourne.

  • Pickup and drop-off from a central Melbourne location
  • Morning tea
  • Ticket to ride Puffing Billy from Belgrave to Emerald Lake Park
  • Entrance to Healesville Sanctuary Wildlife Park
  • Entrance to Yarra Valley Chocolaterie
  • Lunch (available for purchase)
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Water
  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Tour runs in all weather conditions but may be subject to cancelation if bus numbers are not met. Plenty of notice will be given should this occur
  • If you are a solo traveler or are booking last-minute, you may be assigned a centrally-located meeting point instead of hotel pickup and drop-off
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 32 reviews

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Had an excellent day on this trip which took us to three different places and all were first class.Our guide Joe made it even better with his knowledge and professionalism but also very friendly.He made sure we all enjoyed.So impressed with this excursion we’ve booked a wine tour for when we reach Sydney

January 17, 2023

Our tour guide was informative and on time. Had a wonderful day. The steam train was the highlight such a cool experience and so fun for the kids. Amazing ice cream at the Yarra Valley and talk about value for money the servings were huge and it was so well priced! Would use this company again. Thank you.

January 13, 2023

Puffing Billy was interesting being on a train seeing the sights in the forest and along the hills and valleys. We didn’t anticipate the weather to be cooler than we expected so I was shivering and uncomfortable the whole train ride. Healesville sanctuary was lovely. It was interesting to see the koalas sleeping on the branch. The birds were great. The night animals were fascinating. It’s a good tour.

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January 12, 2023

Product ID: 392123