Puffing Billy and Healesville Sanctuary Day Trip

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Tour Information

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Departs 8am - 17:45pm approx, Duration: 9.5 hours

Tour highlights


Drive approximately one hour from Melbourne through the hills of the Dandenong Ranges with giant Mountain Ash and Ferns trees and take in spectacular views of Melbourne’s skyline en-route to Puffing Billy Station.

Step back in time and enjoy a memorable one-hour journey on Australia’s most notable narrow gauge railway aboard the restored Puffing Billy Steam Train. Keep an eye out for wildlife as you weave in and out of the forest-covered hills aboard Puffing Billy’s iconic open carriages between Belgrave and Lakeside. You may also see kookaburras, cockatoos, lyrebirds, and crimson rosellas in the stunning Sherbrooke Forest. Get to know one of the many dedicated volunteers helping to preserve this 121-year-old steam railway. The ticket includes entry to the state-of-the-art Lakeside Visitor Centre, which includes a railway cafe, mini-museum, and gift shop where guests will have time to purchase morning tea and/or lunch (at their own expense).

Back on the bus we drive through the Yarra Valley en route to Healesville township. Guests will have two hours to explore Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary, Australia’s premier wildlife and nature sanctuary which is home to over 200 species of Australian birds, mammals and reptiles in a natural bushland setting. You can get up close to koalas, kangaroos, wombats, emus, cockatoos, parrots, and many more. Within the sanctuary, you can witness the amazing and exciting Eagles Fly demonstration. Walk through aviaries and ponds and see the nocturnal house with the shy platypus.

Our final stop for the day will be a visit to the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery with over 250 chocolate, truffle and ice-cream varieties! Guests can see the chocolatiers at work, browse the chocolate shop and indulge in a decadent hot chocolate or coffee (at their own expense) before relaxing on the return journey to Melbourne. Relax on the return journey to Melbourne.

Driving Distance: 200km.

*Supplier reserves the right to alter the itinerary route and winery stops due to unforeseen circumstances, such as group sizes, special events and third-party operator closures.

Tour Inclusions

  • Puffing Billy 1-hour train excursion from Belgrave to Lakeside (one-way)
  • Admission into Healesville Sanctuary Wildlife Park
  • Hosted by an experienced driver-guide
  • Air-conditioned comfortable coach travel
  • Comprehensive local tour commentary
  • Selected Melbourne inner-city pick-up/drop-off points

Tour Exclusions

  • Any meals or tastings not indicated within the itinerary – at the guest’s own expense. We provide plenty of opportunities for guests to support locals and buy lunch along the way.
  • Hotel transfers pre/post tour itinerary to a nominated pickup point.
  • Personal travel insurance is recommended
  • Personal expenses


  • Pegasus Apartments Hotel – 206 A’Beckett St, Melbourne
  • Melbourne Marriott Hotel – cnr Exhibition St & Lonsdale St, Melbourne
  • Space Hotel, 380 Russell St, Melbourne
  • Grand Hyatt Melbourne – Russell St entrance Melbourne
  • Adina Apartment Hotel – 189 Queen St, Melbourne
  • The Savoy Hotel – 630 Little Collins St, Melbourne
  • Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St cnr Market St, Melbourne
  • Crown Towers – 8 Whiteman St Queens Bridge St, Southbank

*Please arrive 5-10 mins prior to your nominated pickup time so as not to delay or miss your tour.


  • All prices are quoted in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • Please ensure you have checked the average temperatures for the time of year you are travelling and have packed adequate clothing. In the event of rain or inclement weather, your experience will still go ahead, unless contacted by the provider.
  • Mandatory passenger details are required at the time of booking: phone number.
  • Child fare prices apply to children aged between 0 to 12 years old.
  • Infants aged 0 to 4 are not permitted to travel on adult laps and must be safely restrained within a child protective seat. Infant seats are free of charge and must be requested at the time of booking.
  • This terrain is not suitable for mobility-impaired travellers, wheelchairs, walkers, prams or strollers.
  • Limited storage space on our vehicle, baggage kept to 1 x 5-7kg day bag per person.
  • Please re-confirm your tour details within 7 days prior to departure on 03 9393 1333.
  • What to bring:
    Photo ID required, 1L refillable water bottle, Hat, sunglasses & sunscreen, All-weather appropriate clothing, Comfortable shoes, Small day pack 5-7kg, Money for snack and meals, Camera to capture every moment!

Cancellation Policy

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NOTE: FIT TRAVEL would adopt suppliers' cancellation policy. Cancellation fees, if any by the suppliers, will be charged according to the supppliers' cancellation policy ( FIT TRAVEL does not charge additional cancellation fees ).
With this specific product's cancellation policy, the suppliers reserve the right of final interpretation.


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