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
The Yarra Valley has an abundance of hidden treasures and this full day tour is a showcase of some our favourites! This is a relaxed and informative day tour with a professional tour guide providing interesting information throughout the day about the history of the valley and regional wine varietals.Sample a variety of locally produced specialties at four venues throughout the valley as well as taking some time to explore the village of Healesville with its cafes, distilleries and wine bars.Tour includes generous wine tastings at 4 wineries plus finish the day with a glass of wine or a bottle of craft beer!Our small group tour (max 11 guests) provides pick up and drop off at Lilydale train station or any accommodation or address in the Yarra Valley.City pickups are not available. Most of our guests staying in Melbourne choose to catch the train to Lilydale station. It takes about 1 hour (quicker than driving in traffic) and from there it is only 5 minutes to Yarra Valley!
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.
Board the historic Puffing Billy train ride through the Dandenongs to Menzies Creek. This tour also includes wine tasting and lunch at Fergusson's winery, Aussie Bush Billy tea and a stop at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery. The afternoon is spent at Healesville Sanctuary, abundant with Australian animals!
The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is an Australian sports stadium located in Yarra Park in inner Melbourne, home to the Melbourne Cricket Club. It is the largest stadium in Australia, and holds the world record for the highest light towers at any sporting venue. The MCG is within walking distance of the city centre, and is serviced by Richmond and Jolimont train stations. It is part of the Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct. Internationally, the MCG is remembered as the centrepiece stadium of the 1956 Summer Olympics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games. The open-air stadium is also one of the world's most famous cricket venues, with the well-attended Boxing Day Test match commencing on Boxing Day every year. Throughout the winter, it serves as the home of Australian rules football, with at least one game (though usually more) held there each round. The stadium fills to capacity for the AFL Grand Final in late September. Until the 1970s, more than 120,000 people were sometimes crammed into the venue - the record crowd standing at around 130,000 for a Billy Graham religious event in 1959, followed by 121,696 for the 1970 VFL Grand Final.
Revision with unchanged content. Flinders Street Station in Melbourne currently serves a dual purpose, providing both a transient space that links the city to its suburban roots and creating a physical barrier between the city and its watercourse. Flinders Station stands at the new centre of Melbourne on the North banks of the Yarra River. The geographical isolation and entrenched suburban nature of Melbourne has led to the celebration of train travel as a cultural phenomenon. Twice daily Flinders Station filters Melbourne's commuters en route between the city and suburbia. The integration of a new public space as a commuter thoroughfare into the existing rail station introduces a transitory space between the disconnected urban/suburban landscapes of the commuter experience. The train station is seen as a fascinating place of cultural significance where the world of fast movement is intermittently juxtaposed with that of dwelling and leisure. This book redesigns Flinders Street Station, filtering travelers through a new public landscape to activate the connection between city, river, and suburbia while heightening the sense of urban arrival and departure.
Flinders Street Station is the central railway station of the suburban rail network of Melbourne, Australia. It is on the corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets next to the Yarra River in the heart of the city, stretching from Swanston Street to Queen Street and covering two city blocks. Each weekday, over 110,000 commuters and 1,500 trains pass through the station. Flinders Street is serviced by Metro's suburban services, and V/Line regional services to Gippsland. The Melburnian idiom "I'll meet you under the clocks" refers to the row of clocks above the main entrance, which indicate the departure time of the next train on each line, another being "I'll meet you on the steps", referring to the wide staircase leading into the main entrance of Flinders Street Station. Both are a popular meeting places as it is at the intersection of two of the city's busiest thoroughfares. The station is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.