Ride on Puffing Billy, Australia's most notable narrow gauge railway through the spectacular Blue Dandenong Ranges, with Bellbirds and Kookaburras echoing the steam train's whistle.
Travel through the richness of the Yarra Valley - a pastoral experience of farms and vineyards, haystacks and wine grapes. Taste Yarra Valley wines at Fergussons Winery and Restaurant and enjoy a sumptuous lunch.
Continue on to Healesville Sanctuary - a truly Australian experience where you can surround yourself with Australian wildlife - the curious Platypus, Koalas, Kangaroos, Wombats, Emus and more.
Melbourne's eastern suburbs
Visit Sherbrooke Forest - heart of the Dandenongs; tall eucalypts, kookaburras and bellbirds
Share Bush Billy tea of Aussie grown tea and gum leaves, lamingtons, Vegemite and crackers
Colourful Crimson Rosellas and King Parrots! (opportunity to hand feed)
Enjoy a ride aboard Puffing Billy steam train from Belgrave to Menzies Creek, the most scenic section of the original steam locomotive's journey
Pass quaint villages set amongst the Australian bush and renowned for their restaurants, craft shops and beautiful gardens
Panoramic views from Grantulla Road
Enjoy a delicious spit roast lunch with wine as guests of Louise Fergusson (Asian cuisine and vegetarian meals are also available on request)
Opportunity to taste Australian wines at Fergusson's Winery, a noted Yarra Valley wine producer
Tour through the Yarra Valley
Visit Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery - a sweet feast for the senses
Delight in complimentary chocolate tastings, displays of premium chocolates and observe European chocolatiers at work
Pass through the township of Healesville - set amidst mountain bushland
Visit Healesville Sanctuary - home for over 200 species of Australian birds, mammals and reptiles in a natural bushland setting
Stroll through paddocks of kangaroos and wallabies
Walk through large aviaries and pond areas that bring birds of the wild so close to hand - the elusive lyrebirds, eagles, ibis and spoonbills
Witness the "Spirits of the Sky" demonstration
Observe the underwater life of the platypus
Come face to face with a koala!
Meet a furry wombat!
*The Intercontinental Hotel pick-up/join in will be at the Collins Street entrance, and will no longer be at the Flinders Lane.
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Pick-up at Melbourne Hotels or Check-in at Federation Square East
Explore Sherbrooke Forest which lies within the Dandenong Ranges, 40 kilometers east of Melbourne. This lush forest is inhabited by kookaburras but is more famous for its population of local lyrebirds, which became the primary location for the study of this rare animal.
Bush Billy Tea
Share Bush Billy tea with Vegemite, crackers and lamingtons with the locals while being surrounded by colorful crimson rosellas! You will also have the opportunity to hand feed the King Parrots which are cared for in the sanctuary.
Puffing Billy Steam Train
One of the highlights of this tour is a ride on the legendary Puffing Billy Steam Train. Traverse one of the most scenic parts of the train's original path from Belgrave to Menzies Creek. Journey across multiple sites in this one-of-kind experience you should not miss!
Enjoy a sumptuous spit roast lunch paired with wine as guests at the Fergusson estate. Vegetarian meals are also available upon request.
Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery
Visit the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery for a taste of their decadent chocolates. Feast your eyes on their premium chocolate displays and watch as the chocolatiers work their magic in creating some of their finest products.
Visit Healesville Sanctuary, a safe haven for native Aussie animals. Get up close with the animals including kangaroos and wallabies. Watch the Spirits of the Sky Demonstration and get to see the other residents of the reserve such as the platypus, wombats, Tasmanian devils, Koalas and more!
Tour Ends at Federation Square East
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Children four (4) years old and under are free, but will need to sit on a parent or guardian's lap if there are no available seats.
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