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Puffing Billy Steam Train, Devonshire Tea & Healesville Wildlife with Return Hotel Transfers from Melbourne

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  • 1 Guest
    • Adult (16+)
    • Child (2-15)
  • Children from age 0 to 1 are not allowed.
from US$ 120.79 per person pp
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Key Highlights

  • Embark on a memorable journey through the breathtaking Dandenong Ranges
  • Ride Australia’s oldest steam railway, the Puffing Billy Steam Train through lush rainforests
  • Sip a refreshing cup of Devonshire tea and get up close to the native birds at Grants on Sherbrooke
  • Get up and close with Aussie wildlife at the popular Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Enjoy the convenience of return transfers from your hotel in Melbourne
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach and enjoy the services of an expert guide
  • The tour promises great photo opportunities so keep your camera handy!
  • Show your vouchers in print or on your smartphone!
  • Overview

    Soak in the spectacular scenery of the most beautiful rainforest in Victoria. Admire the picturesque Dandenong Ranges in the distance. Admire the lush ferns, dense forests, the waterfalls, rolling hills and steep valleys.

    Enjoy a scenic ride on the famous Puffing Billy Steam Train. Step back to the early 1900's and travel on this vintage railway through the heart of the lush rainforests. Enjoy magnificent views and look out for wildlife as you trundle along the track.

    Stop at Grant’s Reserve, a haven in the wilderness, for a sumptuous Devonshire Cream Tea. Meet and hand-feed beautiful Australian birds such as the crimson rosella, sulphur-crested cockatoo and pink-chested galah – a perfect photo-opportunity!

    Visit the scenic Healesville Sanctuary, in the heart of the Yarra Valley, where you come face to face with Aussie wildlife in their natural habitat. Walk the paths and see wallabies, wombats, koalas, kangaroos, dingoes and more than 200 native bird varieties.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    1 Apr - 30 Sep: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
    1 Oct - 31 Mar: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday


    10 hours

    Start time

    Hotel pick-ups between 7am and 8am.
    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 10 minutes early.

    Meeting Point

    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)

    Ending Point

    You will be dropped off to your hotel after the tour.


    You will be picked up from your hotel at the scheduled time in the morning for the start of the tour. You will be driven to the Grants of Sherbrooke, nestled amid the beautiful Dandenong Mountain Ranges. En route, relax and soak in the great scenery of lush ferns and dense forests of the nearby Dandenong Ranges.

    Grants on Sherbrooke & Devonshire Tea:

    You’ll be mesmerized by the scenic beauty upon arrival at Grants on Sherbrooke. Have some downtime with a refreshing cup of traditional Devonshire Tea, served in china teacups along with homemade jam and cream scones.

    Grants on Sherbrooke is home to many native birds including the Crimson Rosella, sulphur-crested Cockatoo and pink-chested Galah. At the Grants’ picnic spot, you can handfeed the birds and listen out for the delightful birdsongs from the forest.

    Puffing Billy train ride:

    The next treat in store is a 30-minute ride on the Puffing Billy train, one of the world’s best-preserved steam railways. This train and its characteristic red carriages, is a century-old and still runs on its original mountain track through the Dandenongs.

    Departing from Belgrave you’ll trundle through lush Sherbrooke forests, full of ferns and soaring mountain ash trees. Ride over the old Trestle Bridge and enjoy stunning views and marvellous photo-opportunities from the open carriages. You will alight from the train at Menzies Creek and continue with the coach tour.

    Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary:

    After your Puffing Billy train ride, pay a visit to the popular Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary. See wallabies, wombats, koalas, kangaroos, dingoes and more than 200 native birds in a natural bushland environment and learn about their characteristics and habitats through animal shows and exhibits. Enjoy a quick lunch at the sanctuary (at your own expense), walk through the spectacular aviary and enjoy close-up encounters with Aussie wildlife.

    After the tour, you will be driven back to Melbourne and dropped off to your hotel.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hotel transfers
    • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
    • Puffing Billy steam train ride
    • Entry into Healesville Sanctuary
    • Devonshire tea at Grants
    • Experienced driver-guide
    • Comprehensive commentary


    • Gratuities
  • Please note

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised  activity to reconfirm.

    Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 10 minutes early.

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