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Puffing Billy with Australian Wildlife

Tour Code: 045-764
Daily except Thu, Sat(10/1-3/31); Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun (4/1-9/30)
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Melbourne, Australia

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Highlights: Historic steam train ride, entrance to Healesville Sanctuary, Aussie style Bush Billy tea with lamingtons, vegemite and crackers, wine tasting and lunch at Fergusson's Winery.

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    Adult Child (4-14 yrs)
    $155.57 $77.79
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    Ride on Australia's most notable narrow gauge railway through the spectacular Blue Dandenong Ranges with bellbirds and kookaburras echoing the steam train's whistle. Tour through the richness of the Yarra Valley - a pastoral experience of farms and vineyards, haystacks and wine grapes. Healesville Sanctuary - a truly Australian experience - cradled in the forested foothills of the Great Divide where you can surround yourself with Australian wildlife!

  • Visit Sherbrooke Forest - heart of the Dandenongs; tall eucalypts, kookaburras and bellbirds Share Bush Billy tea of Aussie grown tea and gum leaves, lamingtons, vegemite and crackers with the locals.
  • Colourful Crimson Rosellas and King Parrots! (opportunity to hand feed)
  • Ride through the forest from Belgrave on Puffing Billy steam train - an original steam locomotive
  • Sherbrooke Forest - noted for its lyrebirds, tall mountain ash eucalypts and fern gullies
  • Taste Australian wines at Fergusson's Winery
  • Tour through the Yarra Valley
  • Visit Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery - a sweet feast for the senses
  • Visit Healesville Sanctuary - home for over 200 species of Australian birds, mammals and reptiles in a natural bushland setting
  • Hand feed native birds
  • Stroll through paddocks of kangaroos and wallabies
  • Explore the wetlands and discover birds of the wild - spoonbills, herons, egrets and galahs.
  • Look out for the Little Pied Cormorant!
  • Walk through large aviaries and pond areas that bring birds of the wild so close to hand - the elusive lyrebirds, eagles & ibis
  • Witness the ?Birds of Prey? demonstration - an awesome aerial display of the hunting skills as they dive and soar across the arena
    • Departure & Return

    • Tour departs at 8:00am and returns 5:30pm approx.
    • Complimentary hotel pick-up service is available from most hotels in Melbourne area, please enter your hotel name and address in the 'Pickup Hotel Info' field. Click here to check available pickup service.
    • Passengers will be picked-up from their hotel approximately 7:30am, depending on the hotel location. Exact pick-up time will be provided upon reconfirmation 24 hours prior to tour.
    • Price Includes

    • Historic steam train ride
    • Entrance to Healesville Sanctuary
    • Aussie style Bush Billy tea
    • Round-trip hotel transfers from select hotels
    • Guided tour
    • Price Excludes

    • Food and beverage, unless otherwise specified
    • Gratuities
    • Additional Note

    • The exclusive complimentary offering of the VIP Meet and Feed at Healesville Sanctuary will cease on Sunday, October 30. A guide will continue to accompany guests through the sanctuary on the visit.
    • Operation Daily October 1 through March 31; Closed Tuesdays and Fridays April 1 through September 30
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    • Currency Fluctuations: All tour prices are current at the time of publication and are susceptible to currency fluctuations. We reserve the right to alter the tour price in accordance with changes in foreign exchanges rates and changes in prices for services. The rate that you pay when you reserve your tour will protect you against future currency fluctuations; on the other hand, no price adjust (refund) will be made based upon change in tour prices.
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    • Prices may vary and are subject to availability by season, weekend, and/or holiday.
    • While we will make every effort to maintain a regular operation, we reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip and issue a full refund to affected customers under special circumstances.

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