Puffing Billy Day Tour
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Product Code: 148-4349

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OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Ride on the iconic Puffy Billy Train through Sherbrooke Forest
  • • See colourful Crimson Rosellas and King Parrots!
  • • Enjoy panoramic views from Grantulla Road
  • • Visit Healesville Sanctuary and meet wallabies and kangaroos
  • • Witness the "Eagles Fly" demonstration
  • • See dingoes, Tasmanian Devils, echidnas, snakes and goannas.
Tour Code
148-4349
Duration
1 day
Departure City
Melbourne
End City
Melbourne
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Foodie, Wildlife, Family

Sample local delicacies of guided tours or professional cooking classes; Get up close and personal with nature on guided wildlife tours; Enjoy activities and tours that are perfect for the whole family

Style: Escorted

Tour director/guided escort is available from the beginning to the end of the vacation

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Easy

Perfect for any fitness level

Quality: Budget

The most affordable tour service and/or accommodation with fast-paced itineraries

Accessibility: Not accessible

Tour does not have wheelchair accessible vehicles/attractions or allow service dogs

Itinerary
Day 01
Puffing Billy Railway

Melbourne - Sherbrooke Forest - Yarra Valley - Melbourne

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.

Departing from your Melbourne Hotel we'll visit the Sherbrooke Forest, home to tall eucalyptus trees, kookaburras, and bellbirds. Here we'll enjoy Bush Billy tea, lamingtons and vegemite crackers. We'll also get the chance to hand feed colorful crimson Rosellas and King Parrots!

Then we'll ride on Australia's most notable narrow gauge railway, the Puffy Billy Railway, through the spectacular Blue Dandenong Ranges with bellbirds and kookaburras echoing the steam train's whistle. We'll enjoy panoramic views of Grantulla Road and pass through quaint villages.

From here we'll head to the Fergusson's Winery, a famous winery of Yarra Valley, for a wine tasting and delicious spit roast lunch with wine as guests of Louise Fergusson (vegetarian meals available).

The brand new Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery is now included as a ‘dessert’ stop after lunch at Fergusson Winery! Enjoy complimentary tasting at the Chocolaterie as well as observe European Chocolatiers at work.

Lastly we'll arrive at the township of Healesville and visit the Healesville Sanctuary - home for over 200 species of Australian birds, mammals and reptiles in a natural bushland setting. While here you can stroll through paddocks of kangaroos and wallabies, walk through large aviaries and pond areas that bring birds of the wild so close to hand, and witness the "Eagles Fly" demonstration. You'll also get to observe the underwater life of the platypus, come face to face with a koala, meet a furry wombat, and see dingoes, Tasmanian Devils, echidnas, snakes and goannas.

Tips:



Tour departs at 8:00am and returns at 5:45pm approximately.
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Professional tour escort
  • Ground transportation in air-conditioned tour coach
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Puffy Billy Railway Ride
  • Entrance to the Healesville Sanctuary
  • Aussie style Bush Billy tea with lamingtons and vegemite crackers
  • Wine tasting and lunch at Fergusson's Winery

Package Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
Special Notes
  • In order to protect your own property, please bring any valuable items with you at any time. Please do not leave any valuable items on the bus/hotel/attraction/restaurant etc. Tours4fun, local operators, drivers and tour guides will not take any responsibility for any theft loss at any location.
  • We highly recommend that you book the tour at least 2 days prior to the departure date since it's soldout quickly.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Adult: 15 and older
* Child: 4-14 years of age
* Children younger than 4 join the tour for free, provided they do not occupy a seat.
* Tour prices are based on AUD and are converted into USD. Prices will change day to day, due to the currency exchange rates. Tours booked and paid for will be charged at the current rate at which the tour price is shown. We will not refund any price differences, should prices drop for the tour. Tours will be subject to Cancellation Fees, should any changes be made for a reservation.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
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    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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  • Harry

    Harry

    08/22/2017
    Oxygen filled and mountain air

    We visit Sherbrooke Forest and had a great walk there. It contains many world's tallest flowering trees. Also we had an amazing day on Puffing Billy, all of the staff were friendly.

  • Charlie

    Charlie

    08/15/2017
    A very nice day out.

    Sitting on the train with your legs hanging out and you will enjoy the fresh air and the nature. What a wonderful journey with the steam trains! I would highly recommend it.

  • Yeo Gek Noi

    Yeo Gek Noi

    11/06/2016
    Excellent Tour

    "Our family (booked under: Saw Chan Hong) would like to express our appreciation and praises to the tour guides & other Grayline staffs who brought us to these respective day tours in Melbourne: 1) 06 Nov 2016 (Sun.) - Deb & Don (Puffing Bi...lly with Australian Wildlife) Their experience, knowledge and professionalism really impressed us. Not only that, the warmth, care and consideration really make us at ease and we really hope to come back to Melbourne again (and Grayline of course!) if there is opportunity. For our first ever trip to Australia, we had so much fun and so many beautiful memories! It was so difficult to say good bye on our departure day on 12 Nov. (Sat.) especially for our 2 kids. Melbournians are so lucky to have such wonderful & convenient city to live in with so many natural wonders all around. Please take care & see you again :-)....and G'day Mate!!" Read full review

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Hi,

will this tour make a stop at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery?

thanks!
05/16/2015 14:29:56
Tours4Fun 05/16/2015 22:57:52

Dear Clarissa,

Yes, the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery is now included as a ‘dessert’ stop after lunch at Fergusson Winery.

Thank you for your inquiry.

Best Regards,
Alex
Customer Service Rep

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