Tour ID: 10053842

This is the perfect tour for all the family to enjoy. You travel on the famous steam train, Puffing Billy, passing cute villages and great scenery. All this so close to Melbourne! 

  • Ride the wonderful Puffing Billy Steam Train through the forest
  • Visit Sherbrooke Forest, heart of the Dandenongs
  • See the beautiful birds at Grants Picnic Ground
  • Enjoy a great “Aussie Smoko” (tea break)
  • Visit Sassafras, known for crafts & antiques
  • Great views of Silvan Dam, rolling hills  & Melbourne skyline


Ride on Australia's most notable narrow gauge railway through the spectacular Dandenong Ranges with bellbirds and kookaburras echoing the steam train's whistle. Take in the beauty of Sherbrooke Forest and visit the quaint mountain village of Sassafras.

Just outside of Melbourne's Eastern Suburbs is the Dandenongs Ranges National Park - home of the lyrebird, superb traditional gardens and towering mountain ash forests. At the heart of the Dandenongs we visit Sherbrooke Forest home to tall eucalypts, kookaburras and bellbirds. At Grants Picnic Ground enjoy an Aussie style Bush Billy tea with lamingtons, vegemite and crackers - old fashioned hospitality in delightful surrounds…what a treat! there may even be time for a short bushwalk before joining Australia's most popular narrow gauge steam train.

Ride on an origonal steam locomotive, through the forest from Belgrave on the Puffing Billy steam train, pass through quaint villages noted for their restaurants, craft shops and beautiful gardens. Spend about 30 minutes at Sassafras known for its local craft and antiques.


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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    · Historic steam train ride (Puffing Billy)
    · Aussie style Bush Billy Tea with lamingtons, vegemite and crackers
    · Free Wi-Fi on coach

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    Local purchases

  • Duration:

    5 hours approximately

  • Departure:

    8:10 AM Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun

  • Return:

    1pm - Federation Square.
    Hotel drop offs are not possible after this tour.

  • Departure points:


  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Tour departs from Gray Line Office at Federation Square East (corner of Flinders & Russell Streets) or hotel pickups available on request - please advise hotel name and address at time of booking should you require a hotel pick up and we advise the most convenient location in your confirmation email.
    A list of tentative pick ups (subject to change) can be found here.

  • What to bring:


  • Fitness level required:

    Not specified

  • Child policies:

    Children 4 – 14 years inclusive (15 and over is an adult)
    Under 4 is free

  • Additional Information:

    Hotel drop offs are not available at the completion of this tour.

  • Destinations:

    Dandenong Ranges

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