A great day outdoors seeing and interacting with native Australian animals in a natural habitat then drive through the beautiful Yarra Valley to Mount Dandenong beyond to start a steam train adventure aboard the Puffing Billy stream train as it winds through pristine mountain ranges, forest and fern gullies
Experience Dandenong Ranges National Park and hop on the Puffing Billy Steam Train – Australia’s favorite century-old steam train and one of the major tourist attractions. In the afternoon, visit Yarra Valley wineries for wine tasting and a roast lunch. Operating on a small coach, bringing you personalised service at its best*. *In the rare circumstance whereby your tour is merged with another company, you may travel in a larger coach.
This morning you are going to enjoy some good old fashioned fun amidst some of the most beautiful rainforest in Victoria. The journey will take you through Melbourne’s eastern suburbs with views of the Dandenongs in the distance.Ride the restored Puffing Billy Steam Train for memorable journey on Australia's most notable narrow gauge railway. Enjoy lush ferns and dense forests of the neaby Dandenong Ranges.
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. Hear the call of the local lyrebirds, and see crimson rosellas, cockatoos and kookaburras! 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.
A unique mountain experience taking in the spectacular sights of the beautiful Mount Dandenong. Ride the famous Puffing Billy steam train as it whistles it way through lush forest and fern gullies whilst admiring the natural environment. Feed native birds such as cockatoo,Galas, king parrots and rosellas in the wild. William Ricketts sanctuary a magical place of indigenous sculpture placed around ferns and old growth forest. Truly a journey for the senses! Drivng through quaint mountain villages and stopping for lunch and some shopping time at Olinda. We may even encounter some Australian wildlife to admire .
Take in the beauty of the Sherbrooke Forest before stopping for an Aussie style Bush Billy Tea served with lamingtons and crackers that you can try with an Aussie favorite: Vegemite.Take a ride on the historic steam train Puffing Billy as it works it's way through the lush rainforest of the Blue Dandenong Ranges. After the journey on Puffing Billy there is a stop at the quiet forest village of Sassafras, a favorite for locals to visit for it's teas, crafts and antiques. If you have upgraded to the other options the second half of your tour will begin after you journey back to Melbourne CBD.
Take a day trip from Melbourne to check out 3 of Victoria's very best nature & wildlife destinations. Your journey on the historic Puffing Billy Steam Train will take you through lush green gullies, towering rainforests and quaint towns. The Dandenong Ranges are a truly tranquil part of Greater Melbourne and gives you the opportunity to get back to nature. Then head to the multi-award winning Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park for close up viewing of many rare and endangered species of native animals. You'll even have the opportunity to get up close to some friendly Wallabies and Kangaroos! Finally it's on to the main attraction, the world-famous Penguin Parade! Witness the nightly spectacle as hundreds of Little Penguins make their way out of the surf and up the beach to their nesting grounds.