PUFFING BILLY STEAM TRAIN & YARRA VALLEY WINE COUNTRY
|TOUR OPERATES||Sunday, Monday, Tuesday*, Wednesday, Friday (*Tuesday departure October – March only)|
|TOUR DEPARTS||8:10 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 this morning as we venture through one of the most stunning rainforests in Victoria as a part of our Puffing Billy Melbourne Tour. Throughout the day, you will be treated to a variety of delicious Australian food, and taste some fine wines at many Victoria’s leading wineries.
The Dandenong Ranges is our first stop on our Puffing Billy Melbourne Tour. At the Dandenong Ranges, you will witness several waterfalls, lush rainforests of Mountain Ash Trees, as well as a range of steep valleys and rolling hills. There are a few arts and craft stores and cafes to explore within the area.
Following on from the Dandenong Ranges is our next stop at Grants on Sherbrook. Grants on Sherbrook is an ideal location to take in the fresh air and scenery of the Dandenong Ranges, whilst enjoying traditional Devonshire Tea and warm homemade scones which are served with jam and whipped cream.
Birdlife is rather fascinating within the Dandenong Ranges, in particularly, Grants on Sherbrook. Join us as we have the chance to hand feed some of Australia’s native birds such as the Crimson Rosella, Sulphur Crested Cockatoo and Pink-Chested Galah. Birds sing in sync and spread a joyful atmosphere within the valley.
To spice the Puffing Billy Melbourne Tour up, we head to Belgrave, where you will have the opportunity to board the famous Puffing Billy Steam Train. The steam train operates daily and follows the route of Belgrave to Menzies Creek. The steam train has been maintained in its original design and replicates the old-fashioned train network throughout Victoria. The Trestle Bridge and Sherbrook Forest, are two of the many landmarks you will cross over, on your 30-minute Puffing Billy Steam Train ride.
To wrap up the Puffing Billy Melbourne Tour, we travel to Victoria’s primary wine growing region, known as the Yarra Valley. At Yarra Valley, guests will be treated to several wine tastings at Rochford Winery, as well as two other leading wineries throughout the region. Here, you will not only taste these pristine wines but, you will also gain valuable knowledge and information regarding the production processes of the wines of the Yarra Valley.
The Puffing Steam Train and Yarra Valley Tour offers participants an unforgettable experience including spectacular mountain views, first-class wine tastings and of course the famous journey of the Puffing Billy Steam Train.
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 Apartment Hotel St Kilda||157 Fitzroy St, St Kilda||6:40am|
|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|
|Holiday Inn Flinders Street||575 Flinders Lane, Melbourne||7:30am|
|Ibis Hotel Therry Street||15-21 Therry Street, Melbourne||7:30am|
|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 Pullman Albert Park||65 Queens Road, Melbourne||6:55am|
|Mercure Welcome||265 Little Bourke St, Melbourne||7:35am|
|Novotel on Collins||270 Collins Street, Melbourne||7:35am|
|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|
|Sofitel||27 Collins Street Melbourne||7:15am|
|Travelodge Docklands||66 Aurora Lane Docklands||7:05am|
|The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins||630 Little Collins Street Melbourne||7:10am|
|Windsor Hotel||111 Spring Street Melbourne||7:20am|