Melbourne City Sights, Forests and Steam Trains & Healesville Sanctuary with a private guide
The journey aboard Puffing Billy takes you through the magnificent Dandenong Ranges, located only one hour east of Melbourne.
With lush fern gullies brushing past and Mountain Ash trees towering overhead, Puffing Billy makes for a wonderful opportunity to relax and breathe in the fresh air whilst the train makes its way through the temperate rainforest.
Healesville Sanctuary is about a 45 minute drive from Puffing Billy Train, with over 200 species of Australian wild life.
Finish the day with a Drive through the CBD of Melbourne.
I will meet you at the port or hotel at 0830. Your guide is a Melbournian and loves providing a fun and informed commentary.
Our highlight today is the Puffing Billy steam train which runs through the Dandenong Ranges, just under an hours drive from Melbourne.
Your journey is a step back in time as you board the train at the quaint Belgrave Sation for a 30 minute ride to the little town of Menzies Creek. Departing the station, Puffing Billy steams along its original track that meanders through the scenic Australian bush of the Blue Dandenong Ranges. From open-sided carriages, passengers sit with legs dangling enjoying the sun and fresh mountain air, the clicking of wheels and sound of Billy's cheerful whistle.
Arriving at Menzies Creek, we leave the train and continue to a national park reserve to see colourful birds flock in from the nearby forest to feed from trays of seed that are available to be hand-held by visitors.
After lunch we head back into Melbourne for an afternoon of sightseeing.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Any CBD Hotel or if coming on a cruise I'll meet you at the dock. If neither of these apply to you we'll meet you at Federation Square.
End location: Any CBD Hotel or Cruise ship dock. Otherwise Federation Square.
Duration: 8 hours
In our fully air-conditioned Land Rover or Mercedes-Benz.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 AUD - A maximum of $20 would be needed for lunch.