What To Expect
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.
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 Western Port Bay and French Island
Gateway to Phillip Island - San Remo
Premium viewing of the Penguin Parade on Summerland Beach
Hotel pick-up (View Hotel Pick-up list)*
Puffing Billy steam train ride
Penguin Parade entrance fee
Meals and drinks unless specified
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
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.
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4 hours and 30 minutes
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24 or 48 hours