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Escape the city for a day to enjoy the scenery and fresh air of the Dandenong Ranges, the unique Australian wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary and adorable Penguin Parade at Phillip Island.
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.
It is then time to head to Phillip Island for the world famous Penguin Parade. As the sun sets, watch hundreds of little penguins make their way across the beach and back to their burrows after a long day at sea. Upgrade to the Penguins Plus viewing platform or underground viewing area for an even better look at these adorable animals!
What you need to bring: Appropriate clothing for warm and cold conditions, a small blanket/scarf and beanie can be a good idea for the Penguin Parade in winter as it gets cold on the beach, sunscreen, water bottle and hat.
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.
Photography is not permitted at the penguin parade.
Language APP available for this tour for your iphone or android device to listen to commentary of the highlights available in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish.
When booking please advise if your pick up is Melbourne Metro YHA or Melbourne Central YHA in comments section.
|Child (0-12 years)||0||$200|
|Child - upgrade to Penguins Plus Viewing Area||0||$225|
|Child - upgrade to Penguins Plus Underground Viewing Area||0||$235|
|Adult - upgrade to Penguins Plus Viewing Area||0||$270|
|Adult - upgrade to Penguins Plus Underground Viewing Area||0||$280|
|Child (0-12 years)||0||$210|
|Child - upgrade to Penguins Plus Viewing Area||0||$235|
|Child - upgrade to Penguins Plus Underground Viewing Area||0||$245|
|Adult - upgrade to Penguins Plus Viewing Area||0||$280|
|Adult - upgrade to Penguins Plus Underground Viewing Area||0||$290|
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Please note tours may not operate on public holidays recognized in the state of Victoria. For further information on tour departures please send an enquiry prior to booking your tour to avoid disappointment.
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Each amendment (not cancellation) after confirmation will incur a fee of A$25 per person per amendment, in addition to any fees imposed by the tour operator.
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- If you are an Australian resident, your membership is valid for 2 years from the month that you stay at your first YHA hostel in Australia. Your membership will renew automatically, unless you have not stayed in a YHA hostel in the past 24 months and have unsubscribed from all electronic communications.
- If you are not an Australian resident, your membership is valid for 2 years from the month that you stay at your first YHA hostel in Australia.
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