Puffing Billy and Healesville Sanctuary Private Tour

1-6 people
AUD 799 per group
7-10 people
AUD 849 per group
11-24 people
AUD 1190 per group
BOOK NOW payment not required

This very informative tour is perfect for those wanting to get to know Australia. During this tour, you will visit the stunning Dandenong National Park, taking a trip through it in an old steam train, you will drive along the mountainside among giant eucalyptus trees and ferns.

This tour is designed for the whole day, taking about 8 hours. In the morning we will meet you at your hotel and return you to it at the end of the tour. This tour includes an even mix of walking, travelling by car and stopping to rest, it is, therefore, suitable for tourists of different ages and physical fitness. A trip on an old steam train and acquaintance with the unusual wildlife of Australia will be especially interesting for children.
Tour Code: M11


Touring vehicle with English speaking professional driver guide
Pick-up and drop-off at you address in Melbourne metropolitan area
Fully customisable tour to 8 hours

The tour Price includes

  • Pick up and drop-off by the registered and fully insured vehicle from/to Melbourne Metropolitan Area.
  • Pre-booked itinerary optimised in terms of travel time and your preferences.
  • Professional, Experienced and Industry Accredited Driver-Guide.
  • Bluetooth connection to play your music on board, bottled water and cool box.
  • Fuel, tolls and parking costs.

Not included in tour price

  • Lunch cost
  • Puffing Billy tickets cost
  • Healesville Sanctuary tickets cost

General Itinerary

Dandenong National Park
Begin your day with a visit to the stunning Dandenong National Park, a vast expanse that combines several formerly separate parks. Here, you'll immerse yourself in the lush eucalyptus rainforests and drive along the mountainside, surrounded by towering trees and vibrant ferns.

Puffing Billy Steam Train
TThe highlight of your excursion is a ride aboard the iconic Puffing Billy Steam Train. This historic railway, stretching 25 kilometers from Belgrave to Gembrook, offers a 1.5-hour journey through the enchanting rainforest beneath colossal eucalyptus canopies. The train even traverses a centuries-old wooden bridge, a true marvel of Australian history. Children will especially delight in exploring the conductor's cabin and snapping photos with the controls.

Olinda and Kallista Art Villages
Throughout the park, you'll encounter charming villages brimming with souvenir shops, farm goods, and handicrafts. Kallista boasts handmade goods such as soaps, clothing, and wooden home decor, while Olinda is a quaint town with an abundance of restaurants, cafes, and artisanal and antique shops. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through their picturesque streets.

Cafe Lunch and Australian Pies
FIndulge in a delicious lunch at one of Dandenong Park's acclaimed cafes, renowned for serving the finest pies in Australia. Savor mouthwatering, handcrafted pies with an array of delectable fillings and delightful sauces. In addition to pies, choose from a tempting selection of home-cooked dishes and desserts, including Devonshire Tea. It's a culinary delight you won't want to miss.

Healesville Sanctuary
After lunch, embark on a private tour of Healesville Sanctuary, one of Australia's oldest zoos. Here, you'll encounter over 200 species of Australian wildlife, including koalas, kangaroos, platypus, dingoes, wombats, and emus. Stroll along tranquil tracks and immerse yourself in this bushland haven for wildlife, set in a naturalistic environment. You'll even have the chance to visit the Australian Wildlife Health Centre and witness veterinarians and nurses caring for sick, injured, or orphaned animals. Close-up encounters with native wildlife are also available for an additional cost, offering an unforgettable experience.

Upon finishing your tour you will be dropped off at your Melbourne hotel.

This tour can be extended with the Penguin Parade. We will provide you a special price upon request


Tour is available on a daily basis
Tour begins at 09.00
Tour finishes at 17.00
1-6 people
AUD 799 per group
7-10 people
AUD 849 per group
11-24 people
AUD 1190 per group
BOOK NOW payment not required


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