Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary, & Penguin Parade Day Trip

Activity provider: Go West Tours

Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary, & Penguin Parade Day Trip

Activity provider: Go West Tours

From US$ 125.82 per person

Experience 3 of Victoria's incredible activities on one action-packed day trip from Melbourne. Make your way through the beautiful Dandenong ranges on the Puffing Billy steam train, meet some Australian animals and finish up at the famous Penguin Parade.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details. Learn more
Duration 13 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
Audio guide included
French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean
Pickup included
You will be picked up between 10:00-11:00 AM from one of the following hotels, selected during checkout: Rendezvous Hotel (328 Flinders Street), Windsor Hotel (111 Spring Street), Victoria Hotel (215 Little Collins Street), Crown Promenade (8 Whiteman Street), The Savoy Hotel (630 Little Collins Street), Radisson on Flagstaff (380 William Street). You must contact the local partner directly to confirm your pickup time, this information will not be supplied on your voucher.


  • Ride the historic Puffing Billy steam train as it winds though the lush Dandenong Ranges
  • Get up close and personal with kangaroos, koalas and more at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Park
  • Marvel at Victoria's largest colony of little blue penguins as they return their burrows at night
Full description
Climb aboard the centuries-old steam train Puffing Billy and enjoy the ride through lush fern gullies and Eucalyptus forests. Lovingly maintained by a dedicated team of volunteers, this historic steam train still runs on its original mountain track, winding through the Dandenong Ranges. Next, head down to the award-winning Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Park to see a range of Australian animals. Learn about iconic species such as kangaroos, koalas, emus, and wallabies, as well as some of Australia's lesser-known favourites including quolls, owls, bandicoots, and Tasmanian devils. Hand feed some of the friendly local kangaroos and wallabies on the "Wallaby Walk". Arriving on Phillip Island, your first stop is the picturesque Point Grant, which offers incredible panoramic views of the coastline, as well as a gentle boardwalk around the Nobbies and Seal Rocks area. Finally, cap it all off with a visit to the world famous Penguin Parade to see the world's smallest penguins waddle up the beach before your eyes, making their way back home to their burrows higher up in the sand dunes.
  • Guided tour of Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary and the Penguin Parade
  • Ride on Puffing Billy steam train
  • Entry and guided tour of the animal exhibits at Moonlit Sanctuary
  • Standard entry at Penguin Parade
  • All park entry fees
  • Friendly and informative professional tour guide
  • Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi throughout your journey
  • Live tour commentary provided in English
  • All transfers including pickup from selected hotels in air-conditioned comfort
  • Meals and beverages unless otherwise stated
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

Select participants and date



Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • *** Important note: Your pick up time may be different to the official start time. The start time refers to the very first pickup time on the operator's pickup run. Please refer to the pickup information to see the specific pick-up time from your hotel. Your specific pickup time will be confirmed by the operator after your booking is completed.
  • All tours operate with a maximum of 24 participants to ensure an in-depth and personalized experience
  • Children of all ages (0-15years) must be booked and must purchase a child ticket

Product ID: 382888