Follow this with Wineries in the Yarra Valley or exploring the Dandenong Ranges.
Cut off from the rest of the world, our animals are so unusual the Platypus was thought to be a hoax when brought back to England by early Explorers. Along with other marsupials, the Koala and Kangaroo headline a fascinating list of native species. Some cuddly, some deadly.
From Healesville we can choose between options depending on your (Cruise Ship) time constraints. We can return through the Yarra Valley which is not only one of Australia's premier wine growing districts, it is also one of the most picturesque. We can visit and enjoy lunch at a stunning Winery.
Alternatively we can head for the picturesque Dandenong Ranges and visit lush forests. A wonderful option is a trip on the famous Puffing Billy steam train through the unique Australian bushland in the Dandenongs. (See the Gallery photos) This is a "fair dinkum" original steam train, operated by the most amazing group of workers you could hope to meet.
We have time to experience different options in this area which I will discuss with you.
Meet at Port or Hotel at 8. 30 am (or other time by arrangement)
We will drive past Melbourne landmarks on our way to the famous Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary.
We then explore either the Yarra Valley and enjoy lunch at one of the many Wineries or head for the Dandenong Ranges with Puffing Billy a popular option.
Back to Port Melbourne or your Hotel between 5 and 6 pm.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel
Duration: 9 hours
We can be flexible on time if you need. It's your day...
Modern and clean air-conditioned car.
If more than 3 people I can look at renting a larger vehicle.
There is lots of walking in the Wildlife Sanctuary so bring comfortable shoes.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
90 AUD - Up to 90 AUD - To cover admission to Healesville Sanctuary $37 and optional Puffing Billy $36 attractions plus lunch.
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I can walk, drive or guide you on our extensive tram network. I specialize in small personal tours.
My car takes 3 comfortably or 4 if someone is happy to be in the middle of the back seat.
I can always rent a larger vehicle as needed.
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Rick was a tremendous guide. We spent 2 full days with him. He absolutely catered to our every wish. He was informative throughout and knew exactly where to take us, where to eat, what to do. He looked out after us in every way one could hope. We travel a lot and know high quality when we experience it. Rick is the real deal. He is great and I recommend that anyone coming to Melbourne Australia try to have him take you around.