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Puffing Billy & Dandenong Ranges


  • Dandenong Ranges
  • Devonshire Tea
  • Hand-feed birds
  • Puffing Billy train
  • Visit quaint Sassafras

Travel east of the city to the beautiful Dandenong Ranges, through lovely rainforest scenery. Stop at Grant’s Reserve and enjoy Devonshire Tea, hot scones with jam and cream and your choice of tea or coffee. You’ll have the opportunity to hand feed crimson rosella birds and sulfur-crested cockatoos. Admire huge mountain ash trees and see lush fern-filled gullies. You may even see kookaburras and hear bellbirds. Travel aboard Australia’s oldest operating steam train, Puffing Billy, where you’ll ride through the rainforest scenery on the train from Belgrave. Pass through quaint villages noted for their beautiful traditional gardens. Stop at Sassafras, a quaint little town in the Dandenong Hills. Visit the craft, antique, toy and book stores and plant nursery. This will be a morning to remember!

Departs: Daily 8.10am
Returns: 1.00pm approximately. No hotel drop-offs.

Healesville Wildlife and Puffing Billy with Lunch


  • Dandenong Ranges
  • Morning Tea
  • Puffing Billy train
  • Lunch & tastings at Fergussons Winery
  • Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary

Travel to the Dandenong Ranges and through magnificent rainforest. You’ll have the opportunity to hand-feed gorgeous crimson rosella birds. Enjoy Billy Tea, homemade lamingtons and Aussie Vegemite. Travel aboard Australia’s oldest operating steam train, Puffing Billy. Visit Fergusson Winery for a delicious spit roast lunch including wine tasting, complimentary wine and tea/coffee. Enjoy a guided tour of one of Australia’s most famous wildlife parks, Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary, home to over 200 species of Australian birds, mammals and reptiles, all in a natural bushland setting. Walk through large aviaries to view native birdlife. Witness the Birds of Prey presentation. See dingoes and Tasmanian Devils, as well as echidnas and goannas. Relax on the return journey to Melbourne.

Departs: Mon, Wed Fri and Sun 8.20am Federation Square, Corner Flinders & Russell Streets or earlier from your hotel
Returns: 5.30pm approximately.