Healesville Sanctuary and Puffing Billy Scenic Bus Tour

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Highlights & inclusions

Drive through the picturesque Yarra Valley ticking off the top attractions
Entry fees to Healesville Sanctuary included
Enjoy a stroll around the beautiful Emerald Lake
All aboard the Puffing Billy steam train for a fun ride in the Dandenong Ranges
Return transfers from Melbourne Central
View native animals such as koalas, kangaroos, platypus, birds of prey and more

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Tue, Jun 18, 2024

What you can expect

You’re bound to have a good day when you join this full day tour from Melbourne ticking off the top things to do in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges. Embark on a memorable adventure starting with a comfortable air-conditioned ride from Melbourne city. The first stop is the renowned Healesville Sanctuary where you can wander the grounds at your leisure to meet and interact with some of the friendly Australian animals including kangaroos, koalas, platypus and birds of prey.

From there, you’ll visit the picturesque Emerald Lake where you can purchase your own lunch before boarding the iconic Puffing Billy steam train for a ride through the magnificent Dandenong Ranges. Enjoy winding your way through the hills of the stunning Dandenong Ranges on this world-famous train, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Victoria. After a full day of sightseeing, it’s time to sit back and admire the scenery on the journey back to Melbourne City via the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.


What you need to know

  • Healesville Sanctuary entry
  • Emerald Lake
  • Scenic Puffing Billy ride
  • Return transfers from Melbourne Central
  • Lunch and Dinner NOT included
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Departs 8:00am, returns 4.30pm
  • The duration of this experience is approximately 8 hours.
Departure Location
  • This experience commences from 8.00am from the Grand Hyatt, outside Main Entrance, 44 Russell Street, Melbourne.
What To Bring
  • Please bring your own water, we encourage the use of reusable water bottles
  • You will also have opportunities to purchase water on your tour
  • Bring an umbrella if rain is forecast and also bring hat, sunscreen, camera
  • A jacket as a backup and flat sealed shoes are recommended
  • A small day pack bag is all that is permitted on the bus due to space constraints
  • Please bring your headphones to listen to our audio via your device
Cancellation Policy
  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

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