Ride on Australia's most notable narrow gauge railway through the spectacular Blue Dandenong Ranges with bellbirds and kookaburras echoing the steam train's whistle. Tour through the richness of the Yarra Valley - a pastoral experience of farms and vineyards, haystacks and wine grapes. Healesville Sanctuary has the largest collection of Australian wildlife.
|Start||Melbourne @ 08.00 am|
|Finish||Melbourne @ 05.45 pm|
Located just a short drive to the east of Melbourne, the beautiful Blue Dandenongs Ranges are home to colourful native birds, fern gullies and tall mountain ash eucalypts. Look for Kookaburras, Crimson Rosellas, Cockatoos and of course the elusive Lyrebird. Puffing Billy steam train - an original steam locomotive and one of Victoria's most unique attractions. You will delight to the sounds of the whistle and the steam as you ride Puffing Billy through the forest.
Tour the Yarra Valley, a noted wine producing region and visit Fergusson's Winery. At Fergusson's Winery, enjoy a delicious spit roast lunch (Asian food and vegetarian meals are available) with opportunity for wine tasting in the cellar door. We'll then make a dessert stop at decadent Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Healesville Sanctuary has the largest collection of Australian wildlife. You can walk through the bushland settings, talk to the keepers and observe native animals in their natural habitats. It's an ideal place for unique encounters...Kangaroos, Koalas, Wombats, Parrots, Emus, the "Eagles Fly" demonstration, the World of the Platypus and much more.