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  1. Australia
  2. Victoria (State)
  3. Healesville
  4. Puffing Billy Railway

Puffing Billy & Australian Wildlife: Healesville Tour

Product ID: 2419
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Take a ride to another era on Australia's most famous narrow gauge railway. Puffing Billy takes you through the Blue Dandenong Ranges and Healesville Sanctuary, nestled in the foothils of the Great Divide. There you'll be able see Australia's wildlife.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
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Pick-up service

Hotel pick up and drop off is also available.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the Sherbrooke Forest in the heart of the Dandenong mountains and see eucalyptus, kookaburras and bellbirds.
  • Sip Bush Billy tea with the locals among beautiful rosellas and king parrots. Feed the parrots seeds from your own hand.
  • From Belgrave, ride an original steam locomotive, Puffing Billy through the forest.
  • Take the opportunity to enjoy an authentic spit roast lunch as the personal guests of Louise Ferugusson. (Vegetarian option also available.)
  • Visit Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery and delight in complimentary chocolate tastings, chocolate displays and observe Chocolatiers at work.
  • Visit the home of over 200 species of Australian birds, mammals and reptiles at Healesville Sancutary, a natural bushland setting
  • Enjoy the 'Spirits of the Sky' demonstration
  • Observe the platypus in his natural environment – underwater!
  • Take a walk through paddocks of kangaroos and wallabies
  • Get a glimpse of dingoes, Tasmanian devils, echidnas, snakes and goannas
Full description
There is no better way to see a country’s landscape than through the windows of a train. Puffing Billy, Australia’s famous narrow gauge railway, takes you on a ride in a bygone era, through the Blue Dandenong Ranges. Perhaps you’ll even hear the call of the kookaburra or the bellbird above Billy’s cheerful whistle.

A great day tour for the whole family, the tour takes you through the Yara Valley, offering wide vistas of farmland and vineyards. You will also visit Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery where you will receive complimentary chocolate tastings and view displays of premium chocolates and European Chocolatiers at work.

At Healesville Sanctuary you'll find all of the wildlife for which Australia is famous. Get a glimpse of kangaroos, koalas and dingoes as you pause to appreciate the natural world. Don’t pass up the opportunity to explore the wetlands, either. Watch the birds in their natural habitat, meet a hair-nosed wombat and see a demonstration by some very majestic eagles.
Includes
  • Historic steam train ride
  • Entrance to Healesville Sanctuary
  • An Aussie-style 'Bush Billy' tea
  • Complimentary tasting at the Chocolaterie
  • Wine tasting and lunch at Fergusson’s Winery

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Meeting point

The tour departs from the corner of Russel Street and Flinders Street.

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Gray Line Australia

Product ID: 2419