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Puffing Billy with Australian Wildlife

Tour Code: 045-764
Available:
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Depart from:
Melbourne, Australia
Language:
English
Duration:
9 Hours 30 Minutes

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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.

  • Historic steam train ride
  • Entrance to Healesville Sanctuary
  • Aussie style Bush Billy Tea with lamingtons, Vegemite and crackers
  • Winery lunch with a glass of wine and opportunity for wine tasting at Fergusson's Winery

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    Pricing Policy

    • Children ages 4 to 14 eligible for child discount price.

    Itinerary

    We will ride Puffing Billy steam train through the forest, enjoy a delicious spit roast lunch at Fergusson Winery and spend time at Healesville Sanctuary, home to over 200 species of native animals. Highlights of this tour:
    1. Melbourne's eastern suburbs
    2. Visit Sherbrooke Forest - heart of the Dandenongs; tall eucalypts, kookaburras and bellbirds
    3. Share Bush Billy tea of Aussie grown tea and gum leaves, lamingtons, Vegemite and crackers
    4. Colourful Crimson Rosellas and King Parrots! (opportunity to hand feed)
    5. Enjoy a ride aboard Puffing Billy steam train from Belgrave to Menzies Creek, the most scenic section of the original steam locomotive's journey
    6. Pass quaint villages set amongst the Australian bush and renowned for their restaurants, craft shops and beautiful gardens
    7. Panoramic views from Grantulla Road
    8. Enjoy a delicious spit roast lunch with wine as guests of Louise Fergusson (Asian cuisine and vegetarian meals are also available on request)
    9. Opportunity to taste Australian wines at Fergusson's Winery, a noted Yarra Valley wine producer
    10. Tour through the Yarra Valley
    11. Visit Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery - a sweet feast for the senses
    12. Delight in complimentary chocolate tastings, displays of premium chocolates and observe European chocolatiers at work
    13. Pass through the township of Healesville - set amidst mountain bushland
    14. Visit Healesville Sanctuary - home for over 200 species of Australian birds, mammals and reptiles in a natural bushland setting
    15. Stroll through paddocks of kangaroos and wallabies
    16. Walk through large aviaries and pond areas that bring birds of the wild so close to hand - the elusive lyrebirds, eagles, ibis and spoonbills
    17. Witness the "Spirits of the Sky" demonstration
    18. Observe the underwater life of the platypus
    19. Come face to face with a koala
    20. Meet a furry wombat
    21. See dingoes, Tasmanian devils, echidnas, snakes and goannas
    • Melbourne, AU

      Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria and the second-most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Because Melbourne rates highly in education, entertainment, health care, research and development, tourism and sport, the EIU consistently ranks it the world's most liveable city.

      Puffing Billy Steam Railway

      This steam train has been in operation for over a century, cutting through miles of beautiful Australian countryside. It was designed to help ease access to implement a cost-effective transportation system to reach the country's more remote areas.
    • Departure & Return

    • Tour departs at 8:00am and returns 5:45pm 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
    • Winery lunch with glass of wine and opportunity for wine tasting at Fergusson's Winery.
    • Free WIFI on coach
    • 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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    • 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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