Overview

Cost Includes: Hotel Pick up and Drop | Entrance Tickets | Lowest Rate Guarantee | Melbourne Tour

  • Rates valid until March 31, 2019

  • Rates valid for minimum 02 passengers travelling together

Pick up time: 08.30 a.m

15 Hours 25 Apr, 25 Apr, 25 Apr, and more Belgrave, Victoria
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Pick up from Federation Square, Corner Flinders & Russell Streets or earlier from selected city hotels
  • Puffing Billy Train and Penguin Parade Tour
  • Puffing Billy Steam Train ride (from Belgrave to Menzies Creek)
  • Puffing Billy Train and City Tour (For Selected Tours only)
  • Puffing Billy Train and Blue Dandenongs (For Selected Tours Only)
  • Experienced Driver Guide
  • Comprehensive commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • Drop back at Hotel
  • All Taxes included (what you see is the final price per person)
  • Puffing Billy Train and Penguin Parade Tour

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Meals other than those specified in inclusions
  • Drinks other than those specified in inclusions
  • Tips (not mandatory)
Highlights
What makes this tour special

Puffing Billy Train with City Tour:

  • Historic Steam Train Ride
  • Aussie style Bush Billy Tea with lamingtons
  • Vegemite and crackers
  • Free Wi-Fi on the coach

Puffing Billy Train with Penguin Parade:

  • Aussie style Bush Billy Tea with lamingtons
  • Vegemite and crackers
  • Historic Steam train ride
  • Meeting wallabies/kangaroos
  • Koala Conservation Centre
  • Penguin Parade with general viewing
  • Free Wi-Fi on the coach and at Penguin Parade

What to bring?

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat 
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket in the cooler months

 

What Next? 

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Itinerary
Where this Tour takes you

Puffing Billy Steam Train and Penguin Parade Tour:

  • Tour departs Federation Square at 8.10am  
  • Travel through the Dandenong Ranges National Park with its towering mountain ash forest, traditional gardens and home to the lyrebird
  • Visit Sherbrooke Forest - heart of the Dandenongs; tall eucalypts, kookaburras and bellbirds
  • See colourful Crimson Rosellas and King Parrots (opportunity to hand feed) at Grant's Picnic Ground
  • Enjoy morning tea Aussie style with a Bush Billy tea and the chance to sample some Aussie food favourites - lamingtons, Vegemite and crackers
  • Ride through the forest from Belgrave to Menzies Creek, the most scenic section of the original steam locomotive's journey 
  • Pass numerous quaint villages noted for their cafes, craft shops and beautiful gardens
  • Stop and explore Sassafras, home to a range of local crafts and antiques
  • Tour returns to Federation Square at 1.00pm approx.
  • Tour departs Federation Square at 1.15pm 
  • San Remo - maritime fishing village and gateway to Phillip Island 
  • Visit Churchill Island for afternoon tea (own expense)
  • Phillip Island Nature Park - a natural home for koalas, seals, shearwaters and Little Penguins
  • Koala Conservation Centre - look for koalas in their natural habitat from the tree top boardwalks 
  • Witness the natural phenomena of the Penguin Parade on floodlit Summerland Beach from the general viewing area 
  • A dinner stop will be made before or after the Penguin Parade (dependent on season)
  • Tour returns to Federation Square at 9.00pm - 11.30pm approx. (seasonal)

Puffing Billy Steam Train and City Highlights Tour:

  • Visit the Dandenong Ranges National Park, home of the lyrebird, impressive gardens and towering mountain ash forest
  • See Sherbrooke Forest at the heart of the Dandenongs with its tall eucalypts, bellbirds and kookaburra
  • Take a train ride on Puffing Billy through the forest from Belgrave to Menzies Creek, the most scenic section of the original steam locomotive's journey 
  • Pass numerous quaint villages with beautiful gardens, excellent restaurants and craft shops
  • Explore the village of Sassafras, its local craft and antiques
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
  • Melbourne Park - National Tennis Centre 
  • Visit the Royal Botanic Gardens and walk amongst a wide range of native plants and trees
  • Arts and Cultural Centre
  • Docklands - waterfront development
  • Etihad Stadium at Docklands 
  • Take in a spectacular city overview from the Bolte Bridge
  • Port Melbourne by the sea
  • Travel by the beach to trendy St Kilda 
  • Explore Acland Street, St Kilda's funky hub with a wide range of eateries, eclectic shops and patisseries
  • Perhaps enjoy a local favourite - afternoon tea or a barista made coffee and continental cake (own expense)
  • Fashionable suburbs of Elwood and Brighton 
  • Colourful Brighton bathing boxes on the beach - a functional remnant of a bygone era (photo stop)
  • Lively Fitzroy Street in St Kilda with its restaurants and bars 
  • Albert Park Lake - site of the Formula One Grand Prix

 

Pickup point
Directions
Puffing Billy Railway, Old Monbulk Road, Belgrave, Victoria, Australia View on Map