|TOUR OPERATES||Sunday, Monday, Tuesday*, Wednesday, Friday (*Tuesday departure October – March only)|
|TOUR DEPARTS||8:20 AM from Federation Square|
|TOUR RETURNS||Approximately 5:30 PM|
We only work with high quality, experienced and reliable tour operators. You will receive information about the operator of this tour in a confirmation email once you have completed your reservation.
Join us as we travel through the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, with the views of the Dandenong Ranges in the distance. Today you discover one of the most stunning rainforests in Victoria, whilst engaging with some of Australia’s native wildlife and of course, riding the famous Puffing Billy Steam Train.
The Dandenong Ranges is a series of low mountain ranges, which rise to 633 metres at the peak of Mount Dandenong. The Dandenong Ranges are located approximately 35 kilometres east of Melbourne. The area consists of a variety of mountain ridges, waterfalls, deeply cut streams, and many Mountain Ash trees. The Dandenong Ranges are the home of the Puffing Billy Steam Train, as well as arts and craft stores and cafes.
Devonshire Tea and homemade scones served warm with jam and cream, tastes just as delicious as it sounds. Join us in the heart of the Dandenong Mountains at Grants on Sherbrooke, and enjoy the fresh air and breathtaking views, whilst satisfying your taste buds.
Make sure you have your camera on standby, as Grants on Sherbrooke is a hot spot for hand feeding some of Australia’s native birdlife, including species such as the Crimson Rosella, Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo and Pink Chested Galah.
Our next stop on our Puffing Billy Tour is Belgrave, which is the home of the famous Puffing Billy Steam Train. The steam train is a world of fun, and offers spectacular views from Belgrave to Menzies Creek. Enjoy a 30-minute steam train ride through the stunning rainforest, crossing through landmarks such as Sherbrooke Forest and Trestle Bridge. You will even have the chance to witness the beauty of Port Phillip Bay in the distance!
From steam train rides to wildlife sanctuary’s, the Puffing Billy Steam Train tour has it all! Now we are off to meet some of Australia’s well-renowned wildlife at Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary. Some of the native animals you will discover within the sanctuary include wallabies, wombats, koalas, kangaroos, dingoes and over 200 bird species.
The Puffing Billy Steam Train and Healesville Tour offers stunning views, wildlife, food and steam train rides throughout the Dandenong Ranges area of Melbourne. Join us as we discover what the Dandenong Ranges has to offer.
Hotel pick-ups are available from the designated location listed below.
Please note: the times listed below are an approximate time of pick-up, the exact time will be shown on your confirmation email.
|Adina Melbourne||189 Queen Street, Melbourne||7:25am|
|Atlantis Hotel||300 Spencer Street, Melbourne||7:15am|
|Como Hotel||630 Chapel St, South Yarra||6:50am|
|Crown Metropol||8 Whiteman Street, Melbourne||7:20am|
|Crown Promenade||Queensbridge St and Whiteman St, Melbourne||7:15am|
|Crown Towers||8 Whiteman St Melbourne (Attrium Entrance)||7:20am|
|Crowne Plaza Hotel||1-5 Spencer St, Melbourne||7:25am|
|Federation Square||Cnr of Russell St and Flinders St, Melbourne||7:45am|
|Ibis Swanston||609 Swanston St, Carlton||7:00am|
|Intercontinental Melbourne The Rialto||495 Collins St Melbourne||7:35am|
|Langham Hotel||1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank||7:10am|
|Mantra on Russell||222 Russell Street, Melbourne||7:40am|
|Melbourne Marriot Hotel||Cnr Lonsdale and Exhibition St||7:30am|
|Melbourne Short Stay Apartments||187 City Rd, Southbank||7:10am|
|Mercure Grand on Swanston||195 Swanston St, Melbourne||7:35am|
|Mercure Welcome||265 Little Bourke St, Melbourne||7:35am|
|Novotel on Collins||270 Collins Street, Melbourne||7:35am|
|Novotel St Kilda||16 The Esplanade, St Kilda||6:40am|
|Oaks on Market||60 Market St, Melbourne||7:35am|
|Pan Pacific (was Hilton)||2 Convention Centre Place, Melbourne||7:00am|
|Park Hyatt||1 Parliament Place, Melbourne||7:25am|
|Pullman on the Park||192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne||7:05am|
|Radisson on Flagstaff||380 William Street, Melbourne||7:15am|
|Rendezvouz Melbourne||328 Flinders Street Melbourne||7:40am|
|Sofitel||27 Collins Street Melbourne||7:15am|
|Travelodge Docklands||66 Aurora Lane Docklands||7:05am|
|Vibe Savoy||630 Little Collins Street Melbourne||7:10am|
|Windsor Hotel||111 Spring Street Melbourne||7:20am|