Puffing Billy with Healesville Sanctuary Visit and Lunch

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Tasmanian Devil
Puffing Billy along Trestle Bridge
Puffing Billy along Trestle Bridge
Sherbrooke Forest
Puffing Billy
Sherbrooke Forest
Koala
Koala
Puffing Billy with Healesville Sanctuary Visit and Lunch - Picture 8
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Passengers on board
Tasmanian Devil
Puffing Billy along Trestle Bridge
Sherbrooke Forest
Puffing Billy
Sherbrooke Forest
Koala
Puffing Billy with Healesville Sanctuary Visit and Lunch - Picture 8
Puffing Billy with Healesville Sanctuary Visit and Lunch - Picture 9
Puffing Billy with Healesville Sanctuary Visit and Lunch - Picture 10
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What To Expect

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.

Highlights

  • Enjoy an exciting ride on the Puffing Billy

  • Discover Melbourne's eastern suburbs and share Bush Billy tea with the locals

  • Pass through quaint villages known for their restaurants, craft shops and beautiful gardens

  • Come face to face with a koala and a hairy nose wombat

Specifications

Type:
Tours around Melbourne
Departs From:
Melbourne
Meeting Point:
Federation Square East or hotel pick-up
Duration:
9 hours
Availability:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 8:00 AM
Product Code:
2479
Voucher info:
Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
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Description

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.

Highlights

  • 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!

  • See dingoes, Tasmanian devils, echidnas, snakes and goannas

Includes

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

  • Historic steam train ride

  • Entrance fee to Healesville Sanctuary

  • Aussie style Bush Billy tea

  • Wine tasting and lunch at Fergussons Winery

  • Free use of WiFi on coach

Excludes

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • *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.

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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