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Melbourne Dandenong Puffing Billy Heritage Steam Train Journey Half Day Tour

  • Dandenong Range
  • English
  • 4.5 hours (approx.)
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirm

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Pick-up from selected Melbourne city hotels. Drop off to Melbourne Federation Square ONLY
  • 2. Puffing Billy Steam Train ride
  • 3. Devonshire tea
  • 4. Experienced driver guide
  • 5. Comprehensive commentary
  • 6. Travel in an air-conditioned coach
From AUD
$115.00

1 Key Facts

Included

  • 1. Pick-up from selected Melbourne city hotels. Drop off to Melbourne Federation Square ONLY
  • 2. Puffing Billy Steam Train ride
  • 3. Devonshire tea
  • 4. Experienced driver guide
  • 5. Comprehensive commentary
  • 6. Travel in an air-conditioned coach

Not included

  • 1. Drop-off to hotels after tour
  • 2. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 3. Souvenirs
  • 4. Travel Insurance
Destination Dandenong Range
Depature point ● Departs^: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
* Tour does not run on Christmas Day (25 December)
● Departure Point: Federation Square (Address: Corner Flinders & Russell Streets, Melbourne VIC 3000)
● Departure Time^: 08:10
^Complementary pick up from selected city hotels included before departure time. No drop-off services.
● Arrives Melbourne Federation Square at approximately 13:00 (No hotel drop-offs)
How to get there ● Complementary pick up from selected hotels included. Please indicate the name of your hotel at the point of booking - the most convenient pick-up location and time will be advised in your booking confirmation. No drop-off service. Or

● Please make your own way to the meeting point selected at time of booking on the travel date. No drop-off service
Reconfirmation requirements Please be advised you are required to contact The Service Provider 24 hours prior to the travel date during business hours to reconfirm your booking, pick up location and time, and departure time with your confirmation number. Please adjust your travel plan according to the details given by The Service Provider at time of reconfirming.
Check-in requirements ● Complementary Transfer
If you have booked hotel transfer service, please arrive 10 minutes prior to the pick-up time at your booked pick up location. There might be 5-10 minutes delay depends on the traffic on the day. If you think the pick is late or you are not being picked up, please call service provider and quote your confirmation number to double check.

● Self Drive / Public Transports
If you are making your own way to the meeting point, please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the departure time. Meeting point is located at Federation Square, corner of Flinders & Russell Streets, Melbourne.
What to bring/wear ● Appropriate clothing for all weather conditions, eg. jacket for cooler months.
● Comfortable enclosed walking shoes
● Protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses
● Water bottle, Snacks
● Money/credit card for optional purchases
Other info Low level of fitness required

2 Overview

Discover a natural haven in the Dandenong Ranges on board the Puffing Billy Steam Train. This century old train will take you through a thick forest of Mountain Ash trees. Indulge in a freshly-made Devonshire Tea and hand-feed native Australian birds.

Melbourne Dandenong Puffing Billy Heritage Steam Train Journey

 

Dandenong Ranges

Escape the bustle of Melbourne and discover an array of hidden delights in the Dandenong Ranges. No matter what time of the year you visit this beautiful low mountain range, bursting with colour in spring or softened by mist and light snow in winter, the scenic rainforest landscape will not disappoint.

 

The Tour

Enjoy some good old-fashioned fun amidst some of the most beautiful scenery in Victoria. First up is traditional Devonshire Tea in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges. Then you can hand-feed some striking Australian birds, a great photo opportunity! Next, you're in for a real treat, a ride on the Puffing Billy Steam Train. Top off the morning with a visit to the lovely little village of Sassafras.

 

Highlights
  • Travel through the enchanting Dandenong Ranges, cloaked in lush rainforests of Mountain Ash trees, the tallest flowering plant in the world, as well as waterfalls, rolling hills and steep valleys 
  • Arrive at Grants on Sherbrooke, a haven in the wilderness. You'll be charmed by the surrounding mountain hue and crisp clean air 
  • While here, you'll be treated to a traditional Devonshire Tea of homemade scones, served warm with jam and cream, and tea or coffee served in china cups. Plus, there's crackers with Vegemite for those brave enough to try! 
  • This area is a paradise for bird life and you'll be serenaded by the wonderful birdsong that fills the valley 
  • You can also hand-feed colourful Crimson Rosellas, Sulphur-crested Cockatoos and Pink-chested Galahs (seed provided) 
  • Ride the century-old Puffing Billy Steam Train on its own mountain track from Belgrave to Menzies Creek 
  • Your 30-minute ride will take you through the gorgeous Sherbrooke Forest and over an old trestle bridge. On your way through thick rainforest, keep an eye out for Lyre Birds and wallabies 
  • Visit the quaint village of Sassafras. Take time to explore the delightful antique and craft shops dotted throughout the village

 

3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

● If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. ● If you cancel between 0 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. ● If no show, no refund.

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