About Puffing Billy with Australian Wildlife
Ride on Australias most notable narrow gauge railway through the spectacular Blue Dandenong Ranges with bellbirds and kookaburras echoing the steam trains whistle. Tour the richness of the Yarra Valley - a pastoral experience of farms and vineyards haystacks and wine grapes. Visit Healesville Sanctuary - a truly Australian experience - cradled in the forested foothills of the Great Divide where you can surround yourself with Australian wildlife. HIGHLIGHTS - Melbournes eastern suburbs - Visit Sherbrooke Forest - heart of the Dandenongs tall eucalyptus kookaburras and bellbirds - Share Bush Billy tea with the locals...colourful crimson rosellas and king parrots! opportunity to hand feed with seed provided - Ride through the forest from Belgrave on Puffing Billy steam train - an original steam locomotive - Sherbrooke Forest - noted for its lyrebirds tall mountain ash eucalypts and fern gullies - Pass through quaint villages noted for their restaurants craft shops and beautiful gardens - Panoramic views from Grantulla Road - Opportunity to taste Australian wines at Fergussons Winery a noted Yarra Valley wine producer - Tour through the Yarra Valley - Pass through the township of Healesville - set amidst mountain bushland - Visit Healesville Sanctuary - home for over 200 species of Australian birds mammals and reptiles in a natural bushland setting - Stroll through paddocks of kangaroos and wallabies - Walk through large aviaries and pond areas that bring birds of the wild so close to hand - the elusive lyrebirds eagles ibis & spoonbills - Witness the "Eagles Fly" demonstration - Observe the underwater life of the platypus - Come face to face with a koala! - Meet a hairy nose wombat! - See dingoes Tasmanian Devils echidnas snakes and goannas. Includes - Hotel pick-up View Hotel Pick-up list - Historic steam train ride - Entrance to Healesville Sanctuary - Aussie style Bush Billy tea with lamingtons and vegemite crackers Excludes - Meals and drinks unless specified - Personal Expenses - Tips and gratuities - Optional activity costs Please Note - Children below 4 years old are free of charge provided they do not occupy a seat.