Puffing Billy Steam Train Ride + Penguin Parade Combo with Hotel Pick-up

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What To Expect

Enjoy a Puffing Billy steam train ride on Australia's most notable gauge railway through the spectacular Blue Dandenong Ranges and witness a waddle of penguins as they return home after sunset with the phenomenal Penguin Parade on this exciting combo tour!

Highlights

  • Enjoy 2 tours in 1 on this exciting Puffing Billy train ride and Penguin Parade experience!

  • Ride on a narrow gauge railway through the spectacular Blue Dandenong Ranges

  • Marvel at the views of traditional gardens and towering mountain ash forest

  • Stop for a delicious morning tea of scones, jam and cream with tea or coffee

  • Continue to Phillip Island Nature Park and witness the Penguin Parade

  • See waddles of penguins returning home to one of the country's largest penguin colonies

  • Spot wallabies, kangaroos, koalas and other endemic animals

Specifications

Type:
Combo Tours in Melbourne
Departs From:
Melbourne
Meeting Point:
Federation Square East or hotel pick up
Duration:
13 hours
Availability:
daily at 8:30 AM
Product Code:
14519
Voucher info:
Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
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Description

Venture out into the eastern suburbs of Melbourne in the morning and proceed to Belgrave Railway Station. Hop on Puffing Billy steam train and ride on Australia's most notable narrow gauge heritage railway through the impressive Blue Dandenong Ranges, with bellbirds and kookaburras echoing the train's whistle. Pass through superb traditional gardens and towering mountain ash forest, take in the beauty of Sherbrooke Forest and visit the quaint mountain villages of Sassafras. During your train ride, marvel at the awe-inspiring views of the city skyline and the nearby Silvan Dam. You will also stop for a delicious morning tea of scones, jam and cream with tea or coffee.

Then, continue your tour to Phillip Island Nature Park and witness the phenomenal Penguin Parade. Take a waddle on the wild side and experience the magic of seeing little penguins returning home to one of Australia's largest penguin colonies. Savor the view of the French Island and have a chance to meet wallabies, kangaroos, water birds and other endemic animals. You will also stop at the Visitor's Centre to learn more about the life of the Little Penguins. Dinner is also available (own expense) from the Penguin Parade Restaurant.

Puffing Billy Steam Train Ride

  • Melbourne's eastern suburbs

  • The Dandenong Ranges National Park

  • Sherbrook Forest and Belgrave

  • Grants Picnic Ground

  • Aussie-style Bush Billy tea

  • Quaint villages noted for their restaurants, craft shops and beautiful gardens

  • Sassafras mountain villages

  • Views of Melbourne's skyline, Silvan Dam and the rolling hills

Penguin Parade

  • Views of Western Port Bay and French Island

  • Gateway to Phillip Island - San Remo

  • Premium viewing of the Penguin Parade on Summerland Beach

  • Visitors Information Centre

Includes

  • Hotel pick-up (View Hotel Pick-up list)*

  • Coach transfers

  • Puffing Billy steam train ride

  • Morning tea

  • Penguin Parade entrance fee

  • Admission to Penguins Plus Viewing area

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks unless specified

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Hotel drop off

Please Note

  • This package is a special combo of Puffing Billy Steam Train Ride Morning Tour and Penguin Express Afternoon Departure. These tours may be taken on the same day or redeemed on different days. Please indicate preference as special request upon booking.

  • *The Intercontinental Hotel pick-up/join in will be at the Collins Street entrance, and will no longer be at the Flinders Lane.

  • Children below 4 years old are free of charge, provided they do not occupy a seat.

  • Please bring warm, waterproof clothing as nights can be cold on the island. The Penguin Parade is a natural phenomenon taking place in the open outdoors.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 3 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 2 days or less prior to date of activity.

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