Experience leafy forests, vintage steam train, and unique Australian animals on a Full Day Shore Excursion with a Private Guide
Travel through Melbourne's leafy eastern suburbs to the Dandenong Ranges, home of the giant Mountain Ash forests.
Enjoy morning tea in a the magnificent forest setting.
Travel on the historic Puffing Billy narrow gauge steam train before having lunch and a tour of the Healesville Sanctuary, where you can see kangaroos, koalas, emus and platypus up close.
Return to Melbourne through the picturesque Yarra Valley.
Travel through trendy St Kilda to the Dandenong Ranges. Enjoy morning tea among the majestic Mountain Ash forests.
After morning tea, join Puffing Billy vintage steam train* for a trip through the rolling hills. Or visit Mt Dandenong Observatory, William Ricketts Sanctuary (with sculptures in a mystical setting among fern trees), or the magnificent National Rhododendron Gardens. Alternatively you can visit one of the Yarra Valleys many famous wineries or a micobrewery
Then travel to Healesville Sanctuary where you enjoy lunch and have a minimum of 90 minutes to explore the Sanctuary, which is Victoria's top Australian wildlife destination, with iconic Australian animals set in a bushland environment among the rolling hills of the Yarra Valley.
The tour returns to Melbourne via the picturesque Yarra Valley and the Melbourne sports precinct, home of the 1956 Olympic Games.
Let me know if you have any specific requests.
* Puffing Billy subject to availability
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 8 hours
I will ensure you return to the Cruise Ship Terminal 45 minutes prior to departure. The trip may need to be shortened to suit ship arrival and departure times.
This tour may be varied or cancelled at short notice for operational reasons or adverse weather.
You will travel in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. Puffing Billy is a vintage steam train. At Healesville Sanctuary you take take a leisurely walk on marked paths to view Australia's unique wildlife.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 AUD - Lunch of own choice at Healesville Sanctuary
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We could not have found a better guide. I gave him a list of things we were interested in seeing and doing on short notice. He did it all and more - warm scones, cockatoos, koalas, sunning kangaroos, a steam train through beautiful countryside, a winery, a few Melbourne lanes. Wow! Add pleasant conversation and a very comfy car. Highly recommend.