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Puffing Billy Train With Optional Penguin Parade or Melbourne City Tour

By: Gray Line
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Puffing Billy Train With Optional Penguin Parade or Melbourne City Tour
From US$74.50
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Half Day Puffing Billy Tour with Sassafras and Aussie Style Bush Billy Tea.
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Puffing Billy + Melb City 322H
Puffing Billy Tour combined with afternoon Melbourne Highlights. Includes Puffing Billy, Sassafras, Aussie Bush Billy morning tea, St Kilda, Brighton Beach, Botanic Gardens
From US$109.57
Puffing Billy + Penguins 322P
Puffing Billy Tour (322) combined with the Penguin Parade (384). Includes Puffing Billy, Aussie Style Bush Billy Tea, Koala Conservation Centre, Churchill Island and the Penguin Parade in General Area
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All aboard for a thrilling half-day mountain adventure on the historic Puffing Billy steam train! Ride the authentic heritage railway through beautiful rainforest valleys and fern gullies as you cross the Blue Dandenong Ranges from Belgrave to Menzies. Stop for a typical Aussie morning tea of Bush Billy Tea and lamingtons, then pay a visit to the crafts village of Sassafras. Or why not make a day of it and upgrade to include a Melbourne City Tour or an evening tour to see the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island?
What to Expect
After departing Federation Square in Melbourne, travel out of the city through the South-Eastern suburbs to the beautiful Sherbrooke Forest, right in the heart of The Dandenongs for a refreshing stop of Aussie style morning tea. Your Aussie style morning tea consists of Bush Billy Tea, lamingtons and Vegemite to try with crackers.  There is time also to buy some bird seed to hand feed the colorful and peckish crimson rosellas and king parrots!

After this delightful treat, hop on board the Puffing Billy steam train at Belgrave to Menzies Creek. The half hour journey through the forest is the most scenic and our driver will meet you at Menzies Creek for the remainder of the tour.

To cap off this fun morning tour in the Blue Dandenongs, stop in the village of Sassafras. This lovely village is well known among Melbournians for it's good quality antiques and crafts, as well as it's tea shop. The tour will conclude at Federation Square.

If you have chosen the optional upgrade for the Penguin Parade and the Melbourne City Tour, you will start the second half of your tour here.
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Reviews (64)
1 - 5 of 9 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mixed results

Peter the tour guide was lovely....he tried hard but with a coach group of very mixed nationalities, it was hard to get his instructions across and many kept up private conversations during his commentary. One couple had to be chased up at every stop. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Hazel F
MiaL1503, Manager at Gray Line, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your taking the time to share your review with us. It sounds like Peter your driver and guide was a highlight and he will love hearing this feedback. We are sorry to hear that the complimentary morning tea was not as you...More

Reviewed 19 June 2018
I love Puffing Billy

I have enjoyed the Puffing Billy experience several times with family (and Grandchildren ) and friends. It's allways such an enjoyable experience as it winds its way through the hills beautiful scenery while enjoying the beautiful scenery.The morning tea which is included in the price...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Elaine R
Mia L, Manager at Gray Line, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review of your Puffing Billy tour. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our Aussie style Bush Billy Tea whilst having the opportunity to feed the parrots there. We appreciate the 5 out 5 stars. Kind regards, Mia

Reviewed 14 June 2018
Half day Puffing Billy Train

Took the half day Puffing Billy train on 5 June by Gray Line - taking care by kind and professional guide - "James" - my family include my 2 kids like him very much! Info provided along the journey, tea prepared by him on the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Esther L
Mia L, Manager at Gray Line, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of your Half Day Puffing Billy tour with James as your coach captain and guide. He will be very delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour so much and that he could make it so memorable for...More

Reviewed 11 June 2018
Puffing Billy through Fern Tree Gully

Wonderful train ride through the beautiful fern trees of the Dandenongs. It took us back in time with the railway workers all dressed in olden day attire. Lovely stop at the end of the line at a beautiful lake with a miniature railway to visit....More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank BronGav2
Reviewed 24 April 2018
Grand Day Out.

We chose the Puffing Billy with the Melbourne city tour. We were collected from our hotel exactly on time and transferred to Federation Square where we met our driver, Peter, for the morning tour. Peter was excellent. His commentary and sense of humour were much...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank David W
Mia L, Manager at Gray Line, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Hi Winders2014! Thank you for your wonderful detailed review of your Puff ‘N Highlights tour. We are so pleased to hear you had such an enjoyable experience on both tours. It sounds like the drivers really looked after you which is always great to hear....More

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12 May 2018|
Response from David W | Reviewed this property |
On the tour we went on, Gray Line, we left Federation Square at about 08.15. This tour only covered the first 30 mins of the Puffing Billy. The full trip is a lot longer.