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Tour ID: 10061442

Join our amazing journey to one of Australia’s premier conservation parks Healesville Sanctuary and jump aboard historic Puffing Billy.
Ever heard of a duck billed platypus? Together with the four species of echidna, it is one of only five species of egg laying mammals in the world!
The only place in the world you can find these guys is on the Eastern seaboard of Australia and the BEST place to see them is Healesville Sanctuary. This beautiful Sanctuary is also home to our other favourite native animals - koalas, kangaroos, wombats, dingos and the spectacular Spirit of the Sky bird of prey show! Check out the Australian Wildlife Health Centre which treats more than 2000 sick or injured animals every year and includes a training facility for our future veterinarians! You will be captivated.
From here it’s a short trip to Australia’s favourite steam train the magnificent Puffing Billy. Lovingly restored to its former glory this century old steam train continues to run on its original mountain track in the Dandenong Ranges, through lush fern gullies, with some of the tallest Eucalyptus trees in the world, Mountain Ash towering overhead. Jump aboard you will be mesmerised.

- Get close to Australian wildlife Healesville Sanctuary, see the platypus and other favourites such as koalas, kangaroos, wombats & dingos
- Check out the unrivalled ‘Spirit of the Sky’ bird of prey and parrot show where birds show off the skill we admire the most - their
ability to fly!
- Climb aboard the century old steam train Puffing Billy and enjoy the ride through lush fern gullies and Eucalyptus forests
- Continue on to the world famous Phillip Island Penguin Parade.
- Connect to Phillip Island; visit Seal Rocks & the Nobbies, take in the breathtaking scenery strolling along the Nobbies boardwalk
- Experience yet another highlight on this truly unforgettable day- the magical Penguin Parade at Summerland Beach. - Watch as hundreds of little penguins come out of the sea at dusk & head back to their homes in the sand dune

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    - Friendly and informative guide
    - Healesville Sanctuary entry
    - Historic Steam train ride

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    - Magical Moment (MM) - Enjoy a special 10 minute close encounter with your favourite Australian animal. ($12)
    - Penguins Plus (PP) Exclusive viewing area & private boardwalk ($20)

  • Departure:

    8:30 AM Tue, Thu

  • Return:

    Returns seasonally between 9pm - midnight as the Penguins waddle in at Sunset.

  • Departure points:


  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    We offer our customers a courtesy transfer service from selected accommodations to our departure point at 570 Flinders Street.
    Please confirm your allocated hotel/hostel pick up time when making your booking.
    Please note-you must arrive at your pickup location at least 10 minutes prior to your allocated pickup time.
    We accept no responsibility if you fail to nominate a pickup location- this must be confirmed at least 24 hours prior with our reservations team, failure to nominate and board the bus will result in fare forfeiture.
    Please note all passengers will be dropped back to our main office at 570 Flinders Street after this tour. We will not be offering any other drop offs.

  • What to bring:

    - Appropriate clothing for all weather conditions
    - Snacks & water bottle
    - Sunscreen & hat

  • Fitness level required:

    Not specified

  • Child policies:

    Due to the duration and nature of our day and extended tours, we do not believe they are suitable for children under 4 years of age. Due to limited storage space and occupational health and safety requirements we are unable to take prams and/or pushers on our vehicles. Children 3 years of age or under travel free of charge provided their parents or guardians are prepared to carry them on their lap in the event that all other seats are occupied. Please note no meals are included for children under 3 years of age and we advise parents to bring food for children under 3 years of age on tour. For children 4 to 12 years of age child rates apply. Please ask our friendly staff for further details.

  • Additional Information:

    Luggage Allowance: Only small carry bags allowed - 5kg luggage limit

  • Destinations:

    Dandenong Ranges

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