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Puffing Billy with Healesville Zoo

Tour Code: LM11


1 - 7
per group
8 - 11
per group


Inclusions and
Hotel pick-up and drop-off in Melbourne CBD

Touring minibus with English speaking guide

Bottled water along the way

Birds feeding

Bells Beach Walk

Stop for famous Australian pie in a local café

Exclusions Lunch cost

Puffing Billy tickets cost

Healesville Sanctuary tickets cost

Tour schedule Daily, 09.00am

Tour is available on a daily basis

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

About tour

Your journey will take you on a route through the Dandenong Ranges National Park amongst giant eucalyptus and fern trees, and through the artistic villages of Olinda and Kallista, where you will find antique stores and cosy cafés.

You will take a short ride on Puffing Billy, the oldest Australian steam engine, through the most splendid parts of the Australian forest. Australian cockatoos and rosella parrots will meet you at the bird-feeding area, after which you will be able to try the famous Australian pie in a local café, awarded many times with gold medals for serving the best pies in Australia.

In the second half of the day, you can visit one of Australia’s oldest zoos – Healesville Sanctuary, where you can see over 200 species of Australian animals including koalas, kangaroos, platypus, dingoes, wombats and emus. Wander through the tranquil tracks to explore this bushland haven for wildlife in a naturalistic setting. Head down to the Australian Wildlife Health Centre, where you can meet real vets and nurses and watch as they treat sick, injured or orphaned animals in need of care. Healesville Sanctuary also offer close-up encounters with native wildlife for an additional cost, availability is limited so please enquire if you are interested in booking this experience.

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

The costs below are not included in tour price:

Puffing Billy steam train 25 min ride – AU$28/14 per person (Adult/Child)

Healesville Sanctuary – AU$36/20 per person (Adult/Child), free for children at weekends and public holidays

Tour route