Melbourne: Puffing Billy & Healesville Sanctuary Scenic Tour

Melbourne: Puffing Billy & Healesville Sanctuary Scenic Tour

Activity provider: Wine Hop And Coastal Tours

From US$ 118.11 per person

Get picked up from central Melbourne and ride the Puffing Billy steam train, enjoy morning tea at Emerald Lake and take a leisurely walk around the park. Visit the Healesville Sanctuary, and sample chocolate at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please meet outside your hotel lobby entrance 15 minutes prior to tour departure. Your guide/driver will be clearly visible wearing a blue "Wine Hop Tours" polo top. Drivers cannot wait for longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.


  • Ride the world-famous Puffing Billy from Belgrave to the picturesque Emerald Lake park
  • Enjoy morning tea in the tranquil surroundings of Emerald Lake
  • Explore the world-renowned Healesville Sanctuary and see iconic Australian animals
  • Tantalize your taste buds with a visit to the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie
Full description

Drive from your central accommodation in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle with free Wi-Fi to the world-famous Puffing Billy steam train. Ride Puffing Billy from Belgrave to Emerald Lake Park. Enjoy this iconic steam train ride through the glorious Dandenong Ranges, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Victoria. Enjoy morning tea at the scenic Emerald Lake then take a leisurely walk around the park. Then, explore the Healesville Sanctuary where you can wander around, observing native animals like koalas, kangaroos, platypus, birds of prey, and more. Take a seat at the animal education lessons and live shows. You can also purchase lunch here. Finish the tour with a visit to the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie, where you can sample complimentary chocolates. Return back to your accommodation in central Melbourne.

  • Pickup and drop-off from a central Melbourne location
  • Free WiFi
  • Morning tea
  • Ticket to ride Puffing Billy from Belgrave to Emerald Lake Park
  • Entrance to Healesville Sanctuary Wildlife Park
  • Entrance to Yarra Valley Chocolaterie
  • Lunch (available for purchase)
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Water
  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Tour runs in all weather conditions but may be subject to cancelation if bus numbers are not met. Plenty of notice will be given should this occur
  • If you are a solo traveler or are booking last-minute, you may be assigned a centrally-located meeting point instead of hotel pickup and drop-off
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

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The Puffingbilly railway is very fun and totally new experience being able to sit on the windowsill! The Healesville sanctuary is quite nice too but u can’t touch or feed any animals. The highlight is the bird show at 3pm. The only downside of the trip is only half an hour at the chocolaterie because there are so much choc to see and so many people

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October 24, 2022

An unforgettable and wonderful experience! The organization was very professional and always updating on every single detail. The van was truly comfortable. Our tour guide Matt was very informative, professional and always trying to fit all our needs during the trip, paying attention to all the details and explaining throughout all the places we went past an interesting description. Believe me when I say that this tour is good value for the money! Beautiful landscapes and personalised attention, you won't be disappointed.

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January 18, 2021

Great trip on train and then Healesville Sanctuary complimented with an excellent Driver commentary by Peter

November 21, 2022

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