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Melbourne Dandenong Puffing Billy Steam Train & Healesville Wildlife

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

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Transport from/to selected hotels
  • 2. Puffing Billy Steam Train ride
  • 3. Devonshire Tea
  • 4. Entry to Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary
  • 5. Experienced driver guide
  • 6. Comprehensive commentary
  • 7. Travel in an air-conditioned coach
From AUD
$179.00

1 Key Facts

Included

  • 1. Transport from/to selected hotels
  • 2. Puffing Billy Steam Train ride
  • 3. Devonshire Tea
  • 4. Entry to Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary
  • 5. Experienced driver guide
  • 6. Comprehensive commentary
  • 7. Travel in an air-conditioned coach

Not included

  • 1. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 2. Souvenirs
  • 3. Travel Insurance
Destination Dandenong Range
Depature point ● Departs:
- Season 1 (April - September): Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday
- Season 2* (October - March): Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
* 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 transfer from/to selected hotels included before departure time. Departure times are reference only and subject to availability.
● Arrives Melbourne at approximately 17:30
How to get there ● Complementary transfer from/to 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. Or

● Please make your own way to the meeting point selected at time of booking on the travel date
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 Fitness Requirements: Low level of fitness required

2 Overview

Discover the delights of the Dandenong Ranges. Start off with a traditional Devonshire Tea, followed by the chance to hand-feed the colourful bird life. Next up, you’re in for some fun with a ride on the Puffing Billy Steam Train. Then get up close to Aussie animals and birds at Healesville Sanctuary. Meet koalas, kangaroos, echidnas and numerous native bird varieties!

Puffing Billy Steam Train & Healesville Wildlife

 

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.

 

Highlights

  • Travel through the lush ferns and dense forests of the beautiful Dandenong Ranges 
  • At Grants on Sherbrooke, enjoy a delicious traditional Devonshire Tea of 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! 
  • Before you leave, you can hand-feed some of the most striking Australian birds such as the colourful Crimson Rosella, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo and Pink-chested Galah (seed provided) 
  • Ride the century-old Puffing Billy Steam Train on the 30-minute ride from Belgrave to Menzies Creek. View the towering Mountain Ash trees and beautiful gullies of Sherbrooke Forest 
  • Get ready to meet a group of furry friends at Australia's premier wildlife and nature sanctuary, Healesville, home to mammals and reptiles and over 200 varieties of native birds 
  • Every Sunday, you can learn about the local Wurundjeri Aboriginal people. Hear of their culture, traditions and stories of the Dreamtime. Listen to the sounds of the didgeridoo and be amazed at their mastery making that Boomerang really fly! 
  • Lunch is available to purchase at one of three cafés at Healesville Sanctuary 
  • A volunteer guide will escort you among Australia's unique birds and animals in a natural bushland setting 
  • You can experience 'Kangaroo Country', the 'Spirits of the Sky' show and 'Tales from Platypus Creek'

 

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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