Puffing Billy Railway

Relive history aboard Australia’s favorite steam train, offering fantastic forest views from the Dandenong Ranges.

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Melbourne: Puffing Billy & Healesville Sanctuary Scenic Tour

1. Melbourne: Puffing Billy & Healesville Sanctuary Scenic Tour

Drive from your central accommodation in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle with free Wi-Fi to the world-famous Puffing Billy steam train. Ride Puffing Billy from Belgrave to Emerald Lake Park. Enjoy this iconic steam train ride through the glorious Dandenong Ranges, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Victoria. Enjoy morning tea at the scenic Emerald Lake then take a leisurely walk around the park. Then, explore the Healesville Sanctuary where you can wander around, observing native animals like koalas, kangaroos, platypus, birds of prey, and more. Take a seat at the animal education lessons and live shows. You can also purchase lunch here. Finish the tour with a visit to the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie, where you can sample complimentary chocolates. Return back to your accommodation in central Melbourne.

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What people are saying about Puffing Billy Railway

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 115 reviews

An unforgettable and wonderful experience! The organization was very professional and always updating on every single detail. The van was truly comfortable. Our tour guide Matt was very informative, professional and always trying to fit all our needs during the trip, paying attention to all the details and explaining throughout all the places we went past an interesting description. Believe me when I say that this tour is good value for the money! Beautiful landscapes and personalised attention, you won't be disappointed.

The Puffingbilly railway is very fun and totally new experience being able to sit on the windowsill! The Healesville sanctuary is quite nice too but u can’t touch or feed any animals. The highlight is the bird show at 3pm. The only downside of the trip is only half an hour at the chocolaterie because there are so much choc to see and so many people

Our driver, Adrian, was entertaining and full of information and useful tips. Our family with teenagers and young kids enjoyed the tour very much. Not too long. Not too short. The places were all awesome!

Fantastic day out and great value for money. Our guide (Corinne) was really nice and I'd highly recommend this package to anyone looking for an enjoyable full day out.

A well organised day. Trains, animals, ice cream and chocolate! What’s not to like?