Healesville Sanctuary, Steam Train and Penguin Parade -Child

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  • Meet Australian animals including koalas, kangaroos and wombats
  • Take a ride on the historical Puffing Billy steam train
  • Travel to Phillip Island to experience the world famous penguin parade

Visit Healesville Sanctuary to see some of Australia's cutest native wildlife, before taking a ride on the historic Puffing Billy steam train through the lush green rainforests of the region. Finish your experience with a visit to Phillip Island, where you can watch the famous Penguin Parade.

What's Included?

  • Friendly and informative guide
  • Transfers to all locations, as well as return transfers to Melbourne CBD
  • Entry to Healesville Sanctuary
  • Historic steam train ride
  • Visit to Phillip Island to view the Penguin Parade

Spend a day exploring the Dandenong Ranges region of Victoria, on this full day tour to Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary and a ride on the Puffing Billy steam train.

The tour departs from Flinders Street in Melbourne, taking you to your first stop on the tour - the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary, where you can visit some of Australia's best loved native wildlife, from the platypus, koalas, kangaroos, wombats to dingoes. Take in the spectacular ‘Spirit of the Sky’ bird of prey show, or visit the Wildlife Hospital where you can hear the stories of patients as they go on their journey from rescue, treatment and recovery, to release to the wild.

Next up, visit the town of Belgrave, and climb on board Australia’s favourite historical steam train, Puffing Billy, the oldest steam train in Australia. Take a seat in one of the train carriages, as you take in views of the Dandenong mountain ranges, travelling through lush fern gullies, past Mountain Ash Eucalyptus forests of Sherbrooke Forest, and across the famous wooden trestle bridge.

Continue on to Phillip Island, for the famous nightly Penguin Parade. Visit The Nobbies, where you can take in the breathtaking coastal scenery before experiencing the magic of the penguins returning to one of the largest penguin colonies in Australia, at sunset.

Your tour will return to Melbourne CBD at the end of the day.

Session Length

  • This tour departs Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at approximately 8:30am
  • From May to October the tour returns to Melbourne CBD approximately 10pm
  • From November to April the tour returns to Melbourne CBD approximately midnight


  • Adult: Ages 13 years+
  • Child: Ages 4-12 years
  • Due to the duration and nature of this extended day tour, this experience is not suitable for children under 4 years of age
  • Due to limited storage space and occupational health and safety requirements the provider is unable to take prams and/or pushers on the transport vehicle


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy:

  • Over 72 hours prior to the experience date: No charge
  • 48 hours up to 72 hours prior to the experience date: 50% of booking cost, per person participant fee to change the date and time
  • Within 48 hours of the experience, No Shows and Late Arrivals: Participants forfeit their experience and are not entitled to a refund or re-book. Participants are advised to make their own insurance provisions in case of unforeseen circumstances

Numbers on the Day

There will be a maximum of 24 participants on this tour.

Dress Code

  • Wear appropriate clothing for warm and cold conditions.
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat are recommended.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes.

This experience takes place in Healesville, the Dandenong Ranges and Phillip Island, departing Melbourne CBD.