Healesville sanctuary and puffing billy 1 day tour

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    Travel through lush forest
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    The station master lets the train know its good to go
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    Passenger on the train - Puffing Billy
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    Travel back in time with the century old steam train
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    Echidnas are cute but look out for those spikes - Healesville Sanctuary
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    Dingo - Healesville Sanctuary
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    Our most unique animal in Australia - Healesville Sanctuary
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    Hand feed some of the colourful characters at Healesville Sanctuary
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    Kangaroos are always a visitors favourite - Healesville Sanctuary
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    Duck billed platypus - Healesville Sanctuary
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    Come face to face with an emu - Healesville Sanctuary
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    Meet Emily and Hazel at Healesville Sanctuary


See the elusive duck billed platypus & other favourite Aussie animals such as the koala, kangaroo and wombat then step back in time to ride the Puffing Billy Steam Train

Escape the city for a day to enjoy the scenery and fresh air of the Dandenong Ranges and Healesville Sanctuary. .

Healesville Sanctuary is a zoo that specializes in Australian wildlife and are dedicated to fighting wildlife extinction. You can catch a glimpse of some our most elusive, yet super adorable animals, the duck billed platypus and echidna. They also have all your favourite native Australian animals such as koalas, kangaroos, wombats and dingoes. If you would like to get a little closer you can add on a magic moments experience on the day to have a close-up encounter. Don't miss the "Spirits of the Sky"; discover the majestic birds of prey and magnificent parrots in this this spectacular flight show.

In the afternoon you will head to the Dandenong Ranges and step back in time to the 1900’s and climb aboard the famous Puffing Billy Steam Train. The century old steam train has been preserved and continues to run on its original track through lush forest and rolling hills.

IMPORTANT: Lunch is not included on this tour. You can pack your own or you will have the opportunity to purchase lunch at a cafe in Healesville Sanctuary where you will have the choice of pies, rolls, fish and chips, sandwiches and focaccias.


  • Ride on Puffing Billy
  • Healesville Sanctuary entry fee
  • Friendly and informative guide

Tours depart

Melbourne 8:30am Tues/Thurs/Sat 5:30pm


From 01/01/2017 until 31/03/2018
Options Nights Price (AUD) Select
Child 0 $129
Adult 0 $159

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