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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Duration
Duration
1 day
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
Varies
Max Group Size
Max Group Size
24
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Included
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
All ages
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
Low
AUD $164
Child up to 12 years: AUD $144
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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

    WHERE WE VISIT

  • 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. 

WHAT TO EXPECT

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 October 7 till 6th April.

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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.


Pickup Locations
  • ADINA APARTMENTS QUEEN ST, 189 Queen Street
  • ATLANTIS HOTEL, 300 Spencer Street
  • BASE BACKPACKERS ST KILDA, 17 Carlisle Street
  • CITADINES ON BOURKE, 131-135 Bourke Street
  • CITY EDGE ON ELIZABETH, 99 A'Beckett Street
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  • ADINA APARTMENTS QUEEN ST, 189 Queen Street
  • ATLANTIS HOTEL, 300 Spencer Street
  • BASE BACKPACKERS ST KILDA, 17 Carlisle Street
  • CITADINES ON BOURKE, 131-135 Bourke Street
  • CITY EDGE ON ELIZABETH, 99 A'Beckett Street
  • CROWN METROPOL (cnr Whiteman & Clarendon St)
  • CROWN PROMENADE (near cnr Whiteman & Queens Bridge St)
  • CROWNE PLAZA, 1-5 Spencer Street
  • DISCOVERY MELBOURNE, 167 Franklin St
  • FOUR POINTS DOCKLANDS, 443 Docklands Drive
  • GRAND HYATT, 123 Collins Street
  • HOLIDAY INN ON FLINDERS (Meet at Flinders Lane Entry), 575 Flinders Lane
  • IBIS HOTEL ON THERRY ST, 15 Therry Street
  • IBIS LITTLE BOURKE, 600 Little Bourke Street
  • IMMIGRATION MUSEUM (meet on Market Street side)
  • INTERCONTINENTAL MELBOURNE, 495 Collins Street
  • MANTRA ON RUSSELL, 222 Russell Street
  • MARRIOTT HOTEL, Cnr Lonsdale & Exhibition Streets
  • NOMADS MELBOURNE, 198 A'Beckett Street
  • PAN PACIFIC MELBOURNE, 2 Convention Centre Place
  • PEGASUS APARTMENTS, 206 A'Beckett Street
  • QUEST ON WILLIAM, 172 William Street
  • RADISSON HOTEL, 380 William Street
  • REGENT THEATRE, 191 Collins Street
  • RENDEZVOUS HOTEL, 328 Flinders Street
  • RYDGES MELBOURNE, 186 Exhibition Street
  • SOMERSET ON ELIZABETH, 250 Elizabeth Street (Meet at Elizabeth Street entry)
  • SPACE HOTEL, 380 Russell Street
  • STAMFORD PLAZA, 111 Little Collins Street
  • THE SAVOY HOTEL (Meet outside Little Collins Street entrance)
  • To be advised
  • TRAVELODGE SOUTHBANK, 9 Riverside Quay
  • TREASURY ON COLLINS, 394 Collins Street
  • URBAN CENTRAL BACKPACKERS, 334 City Road
  • VICTORIA HOTEL, 215 Little Collins Street
  • WINDSOR HOTEL, 111 Spring Street

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Child up to 12 years: AUD $144
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