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

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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

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

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.

Includes

  • Coach Transfers

  • Puffing Billy Steam Train ride

  • Penguin Parade admission

  • Penguins Plus Viewing area

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

Duration: 15:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Coach Transfers Puffing Billy Steam Train ride Penguin Parade admission Penguins Plus Viewing area Morning tea
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Schedule

  • 08:20

    Pick-up from Select Melbourne Hotels or Meet at Federation Square East

  • Puffing Billy Steam Train Ride

    Travel into the eastern suburbs of Melbourne in the morning and go to Belgrave Railway Station. Ride on Puffing Billy steam train on Australia's narrow gauge heritage railway through the Blue Dandenong Ranges National Park.

  • Blue Dandenong Ranges National Park

    Visit Blue Dandenong Ranges National Park, home of the lyrebird, superb traditional gardens, and towering mountain ash forests. Hear bellbirds and kookaburras echoing the train's whistle.

  • Sherbrooke Forest and Villages of Sassafras

    Pass through the traditional gardens and mountain ash forest as you visit Sherbrooke Forest and the mountain villages of Sassafras. See views of Melbourne's skyline, Silvan Dam and the rolling hills. Also, there will be a stop for a delicious morning tea of scones, jam and cream with tea or coffee.

  • Tour returns to Federation Square

  • Tour departs Federation Square

  • Penguin Parade

    Explore Phillip Island Nature Park, a natural home for koalas, seals, shearwaters, and Little Penguins. Witness the Penguin Parade on floodlit Summerland Beach from Penguins Plus premium viewing area. Also, stop at the Visitor's Centre to learn more about the life of the Little Penguins.

  • 23:30

    Tour returns to Federation Square at 9:00 - 23:30 approx. (seasonal)

  • (For Check-In) Federation Square East (Federation Square‎ Flinders St Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia) Time: 08:20:00

  • (For Check-Out) Federation Square East (Federation Square‎ Flinders St Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia) Time: 23:30:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Federation Square East (Federation Square‎ Flinders St Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia) Time: 08:20:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Federation Square East (Federation Square‎ Flinders St Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia) Time: 23:30:00

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Notes

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • 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.

Additional Note(s)
  • 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.

  • Children three (3) 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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Reviews

A great trip to each destination, but it is too tiring as a combo tour! Great customer service

Minnie

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made within 1 business days of your activity (after 08:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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