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Tour ID: 10061442

This tour has such a lot of variety. Travel through the Dandenong Ranges on Puffing Billy, you won't be able to hide the smile! A visit to Healesville Sanctuary is a must for everyone, it is where you see our wildlife up close and get to play with them. The last part of the day you will see the great scenery along the coastline before you arrive for the Penguin Parade, a sight you will never forget!

  • Get close to Australian wildlife Healesville Sanctuary, see the platypus and other favourites such as koalas, kangaroos, wombats & dingoes
  • 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 !
  • Visit the Wildlife Hospital which treats more than than 2000 sick or inured animal each year.
  • 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.

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.

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    - Friendly and informative guide
    - Healesville Sanctuary entry
    - Historic Steam train ride
    - Phillip Island Penguin Parade entry
    - Complimentary Wi-Fi on board

  • Available for purchase/hire:

  • Duration:

    13.5 - 15.5hrs (duration varies with season)

  • Departure:

    8:00 AM Tue, Thu, Sat

  • Return:

    Returns seasonally between 10pm - midnight as the Penguins waddle in at Sunset.

  • Departure points:


  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    This tour departs Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from Novemebr to March only.
    This provider offers our customers a courtesy transfer service from a select number of accommodations.
    Please contact us at least 24 hours prior to departure using the details provided on your booking confirmation to confirm pick up location.
    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 passengers will be returned to their pick up point at the end of the tour.

  • What to bring:

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

  • Fitness level required:

    Not specified

  • Child policies:

    Child rates apply for ages 0 to 15 years of age inclusive. Due to the duration of the tour we do not advise taking children under the age of 4. No refunds will be issued on day of travel for failure to declare infants.
    Due to limited storage space and occupational health and safety requirements, we are unable to take prams and/or pushers on our vehicles.
    We are able to provide an infant seat (0-3 years) or a child booster seat (4-8 years) free of charge. Please note we have only a limited number available each day and they must be pre-booked. Kindly include a request in the comments field of your booking requesting this if needed.

  • Additional Information:

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

  • Destinations:

    Dandenong Ranges and Healesville

Optional Extras

  • Penguins Plus

    Access to the Penguins Plus exclusive viewing area and private boardwalk.

    Adults: $30.00 | Children: $30.00

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