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Healesville Sanctuary & Puffing Billy Steam Train 1 Day

Meet platypus' and koalas at Healesville Sanctuary, take the Puffing Billy steam train and discover the Dandenong Ranges!

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AUD $164
Child up to 12 years: AUD $144
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Next available: 05/11/2019
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What's Included

  • Healesville Sanctuary entry
  • Historic Puffing Billy steam train ride
  • Spirit of the Sky' bird of prey show 
  • Friendly & informative tour guide
  • Pickup/dropoff from select locations
  • Option to add on Phillip Island and Penguin Parade


  • Healesville Sanctuary
  • Wildlife Hospital
  • Dandenong Ranges
  • Phillip Island (optional)

Why do we love this

We think the mixture of wildlife, nature and history on this tour is pretty cool! You get to meet koalas, discover a historic steam train and discover scenery from fern gullies to Mountain Ash forests. 


Discover Healesville Sanctuary, explore the Dandenong Ranges and take a ride on Puffing Billy Steam Train. This day trip from Melbourne shows you all the highlights of the beautiful Healesville and Dandenong region. 

Your day starts at 8.30 am from the Bunyip Tour Office. From there, wend your way north up to the Healesville Sanctuary. Here you'll get the chance to meet some of Australia's native animals including koalas, kangaroos, monitor lizards and dingos. Check out the 'Spirit of the Sky' bird of prey and parrot show and pay a visit to the Wildlife Hospital. More than 2000 sick or injured animals are treated here each year and the space includes a training facility for future veterinarians. 

Later, head to the Puffing Billy Steam Train for a ride through the rainforest. This century-old steam train travels through lush fern gullies and Eucalyptus and mountain Ash Forests. You'll fall in love with the stunning Dandenong Ranges surrounds on your journey. 

This tour finishes at the Bunyip Tours office (570 Flinders Street). Departs at 8.30 am and finishes between 5 - 5.30 pm. This tour runs Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. 

If you can't get enough of the wildlife, there is the option to connect with the Phillip Island Penguin Parade tour before returning to Melbourne.

You'll still get to experience all the excitement at Healesville Sanctuary and on Puffing Billy, plus you get to follow it up with some cute penguins!  

If you choose this option, you will meet the Penguin Parade bus in the afternoon and head to Phillip Island. As night falls, experience the incredible penguin parade on the beach.

Afterwards, you'll return to  Melbourne between approximately 9.30pm and midnight. 

Please note 
the option to add on the Penguins can only be booked from Oktober 7 till 6 April.

  • 1D Healesville Sanctuary & Puffing Billy Steam Train Visit
    Entry to Healesville Sanctuary Historic steam train ride Friendly & informative tour guide Courtesy transfer from inner city accommodation to departure point
    AUD $164
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  • 1D Healesville Sanctuary, Puffing Billy & Penguins Parade Tour
    The option to add on the Penguins can only be booked from Oktober 7 till 6 April.
    AUD $255
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    Next available: 05/11/2019

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Terms & Conditions:

  • We offer our customers a courtesy transfer from selected inner city hotels to the departure point (570 Flinders Street) on request. Please confirm your allocated pickup location and time when booking.
  • Please wait outside accommodation 10 minutes prior to pick-up time. Pick-up times may vary slightly depending on traffic.
  • Tours not suitable for children under 4 years
  • Bunyip Requires a minimum number of people booked on tours in order to be able to operate. If tours do not meet minimum numbers Bunyip reserves the right to cancel that tour departure. Bunyip will do this with as much advance notice as possible and inform affected customers so alternative arrangements may be made.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations within 72 - 48 hours of tour departure will incur a 50% loss of ticket price.
  • Cancellations within 48 hours of tour departure or failure to take up tour will result in 100% loss of the ticket price.

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AUD $164
Child up to 12 years: AUD $144
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Next available: 05/11/2019
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