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Steam Train, Yarra Valley And Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary Day Tour

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Hop aboard the Puffing Billy train and relax as you ride through Yarra Valley and the Dandenong Ranges. Spend the day enjoying scenic views of the valley and interacting with native wildlife.

Steam Train, Yarra Valley and Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary Day Tour

Home to more than 120 wineries and nestled among beautiful scenery, Yarra Valley is an essential part of any Australian vacation. As you ride through the region by train, you'll enjoy peering through your window at the incredible views. Relaxing yet exciting, this Yarra Valley small group tour offers an excellent way to spend a day outside Melbourne.

Drive through charming mountain villages towards the Dandenong Ranges and visit Sherbrooke Forest. Enjoy a traditional Devonshire Tea at Grants Reserve, home to lyrebirds, crimson rosellas, cockatoos and kookaburras and visit the bird feeding area. Next, tour the Yarra Valley on the Puffing Billy, Australia's oldest steam train. As you ride the Puffing Billy through the scenic valley, enjoy picturesque views of Dandenong Ranges and Melbourne's skyline.

Your Melbourne day trip continues as you tour the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary, where you can get up close to over 200 species, including koalas, kangaroos, emus, and wombats. Witness the amazing and exciting Eagles Fly demonstration within the sanctuary. See the renowned nocturnal house with the shy platypus, and stroll through large aviaries and pond areas. Your tour concludes with a return trip to Melbourne. With delicious Australian tea, interactions with wildlife, and incredible views, this Dandenong Ranges tour and visit to Yarra Valley is the perfect way to spend a day appreciating Australia's beauty.

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from $179.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Scenic, Cultural
Tour Duration
9.5 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
A 20 minute taxi ride (not included) from the cruise pier.
Food/Beverage Provided
Devonshire tea is included.
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. A hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen are suggested.
Passengers requiring special assistance are welcome if they are accompanied by an able-bodied companion capable of providing all necessary assistance, and do not require additional special assistance from the local representative or other guests on the tour. The tour can accommodate customers with a collapsible wheelchair. Guests must be able to walk short distances and/or a few steps on their own, and climb on and off coaches reasonably quickly. Steps are narrow, so assistance can only be given from below or above, not at the side. Passengers must be able to walk down the coach aisle.