Healesville Sanctuary, Steam Train and Penguin Parade Tour

This experience departs Melbourne, VIC - Show on map
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1 Day
$255 each
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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
  • Free WiFi

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.

Your tour will being with pickup from selected hotels 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 between 7-8:30am
  • Tour is available from September to April only
  • Tour returns seasonally between 10pm- midnight as the Penguins waddle in at Sunset.


  • Adult: Ages 13 years+
  • Child: Ages 4-12 years
  • 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:

  • Cancellation/date change of any tour in less than 48 hours but more than 24 hours prior to a departure time will result in a 50% refund of money paid
  • Cancellation within 24 hours of tour departure or failure to take up a booked tour will result in a 100% forfeiture of the tour fare
  • Please note also that a “cancellation” includes a change to the date of a tour booking that requires the original booking to be cancelled

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.

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