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Puffing Billy, Kangaroos, Koalas and Penguins Day Tour

Departs Melbourne, VIC
BYP045
For 1 person
1 Day
$189 each
1 Adult
$189 each

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Highlights

  • Enjoy a scenic ride on the century-old steam train Puffing Billy
  • Meet and learn about an array of Aussie animals at Moonlit Sanctuary
  • Enjoy the world's smallest penguins waddling back to their burrows

Tick off three spectacular locations in one day! Experience a world of wonder as you ride onboard the iconic steam train Puffing Billy, enjoy a guided wildlife walk at Moonlit Sanctuary and witness adorable fairy penguins waddle ashore on their daily parade on Phillip Island.

What's Included?

  • All transfers in air-conditioned comfort
  • All National Park entry fees
  • Friendly and informative guide
  • Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi

Departing from Melbourne, you will journey east into the foothills the Dandenong Ranges for an enchanting ride on the century-old steam train, Puffing Billy. Maintained in immaculate condition, the iconic train still runs along the colonial tracks from Belgrave to Menzies Creek through the heart of the stunning Sherbrooke Forest. Nature truly puts on a show here as you pass by towering rainforests and beautiful fern gullies. Alighting from the train, you will then travel to the award-winning Moonlit Sanctuary. Here you will be able to truly immerse yourself in the animals world, enjoying a guided wildlife walk to meet and learn about an array of native Aussie characters including kangaroos, koalas, emus, wombats, quolls and Tasmanian devils.

Upon arrival to Phillip Island, you will visit Point Grant which boasts unparalleled views of The Nobbies and Seal Rocks whilst wandering along the coastal boardwalks. As the sun begins to set, it will be time for the main event, the Penguin Parade. Feel your heart burst with delight as you watch the adorable little penguins waddle ashore after a long day spent fishing out at sea. The phenomena is truly magical and unforgettable. Your guide will ensure to secure the best vantage point to see the Parade.

Session Length

  • Please allow a full day for this experience
  • Departs Tuesday, Thursday (year around) Saturday (Nov-April only)
  • Departure time: 9.00am-10.00am (April-October),10.00am-11.00am (November-March)
  • Return: Varies seasonally from 9pm during winter to midnight during summer

Guidelines

  • This experience includes pickup from select Melbourne hotels. Participants must arrive at their pickup location 10 minutes prior to the schedule pickup time
  • Maximum 5kg small bag/backpack permitted on the tour
  • There is no space on the bus for prams or strollers

Cancellation

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 between 48 and 24 hours prior to a departure time will result in a 50% forfeiture of the booking
  • Cancellation within 24 hours of tour departure or no-shows will result in a 100% forfeiture of the booking

Numbers on the Day

This experience runs with a minimum of six and a maximum of 24 participants.

Dress Code

Appropriate clothing for warm and cool conditions is recommended as it can get chilly when waiting for the penguins. Please also bring sunscreen, water bottle and a hat.

This experience departs from the Melbourne CBD, VIC.