1-Day Puffing Billy & Healesville Sanctuary Tour Including CBD Transfers - Departs Melbourne

1-Day Puffing Billy & Healesville Sanctuary Tour Including CBD Transfers - Departs Melbourne

Take a small group day trip from Melbourne to check out the Healesville Sanctuary and the Puffing Billy Steam Train.

Great Ocean Road (Melbourne)
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  • Description
    • See the platypus and other favourites such as koalas, kangaroos, wombats & dingos
    • Includes return transfers from Melbourne CBD
    • Check out the unrivalled 'Spirit of the Sky' bird of prey and parrot show where birds show off the skill we admire most - their ability to fly!
    • Visit the Wildlife Hospital which treats more than 2000 sick or injured animals each year and includes a training facility for our future veterinarians
    • Climb aboard the century old steam train Puffing Billy and enjoy the ride through lush fern gullies and Eucalyptus forests

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    Take a small group day trip from Melbourne to check out the Healesville Sanctuary and the Puffing Billy Steam Train. At Healesville Sanctuary you’ll meet Australia’s native animals including koalas, kangaroos, monitor lizards and dingos.

    Then head to the Puffing Billy Steam Train for a ride through the rainforest on the century-old steam train. After pickup from the centrally located meeting point on Flinders Street in Melbourne, travel by comfortable modern mini-buses about one hour through the Dandenong Ranges, known for cool-climate rainforest and extensive Eucalyptus forests.

    First you’ll visit the Healesville Sanctuary, one of the best places in Victoria to see and interact with native Australian wildlife. You’ll walk through a stunning bushland setting where you can see wombats, birds of prey, platypus, wallabies and other amazing animals that are native to Australia.

    Once you have enjoyed all Healesville Sanctuary has to offer, you’ll re-board your mini-bus and head to the Puffing Billy Steam Train in Belgrave. Climb aboard the century-old steam train, maintained in mint condition by dedicated volunteers.

    The Puffing Billy still runs on its own mountain track between Belgrave and Gembrook, through the heart of the rainforest. Travel back in time as you chug through the gorgeous Sherbrooke Forest waving at friendly bystanders as you go.

    In the late afternoon you’ll be returned to 570 Flinders Street in Melbourne where your tour ends.

    Intensity: 3.0 Intensity
    Intensity: 3.0 Intensity
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  • Experience Details

    Fitness and Experience

    • Low level of fitness required 

    What to Bring/Wear

    • Flat shoes or runners
    • Appropriate clothing for the weather conditions on the day
    • Hat, sunscreen, water bottle

    What is Supplied

    • Entry fee to Healesville Sanctuary
    • Ride on Puffing Billy Steam Train
    • Friendly and informative tour guide

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