Air New Zealand Activities

Puffing Billy Steam Train, Yarra Valley and Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary Day Tour

196 Reviews

  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2230M15

Reviewed by: Peng Hong L, June 2015

Very interesting tour, well organised. The guide took a group photo. Can we have a copy please?

Thanks for the wonderful experience.

Reviewed by: d p segedin s, June 2015

This tour was amazing!

Reviewed by: ScoutMidwest, May 2015

We took the full day Puffing Billy/Yarra Valley Healesville Sanctuary trip. The coach was clean and comfortable, and the driver was well informed and interesting. We had a nice stop for morning tea/coffee price included and a grand ride in a reserved car on Puffing Billy.

We opted to visit the Healesville Animal Sanctuary rather than the wineries, in the afternoon. If you are traveling with children, this is s good opportunity to see Australian animals with a trained docent. The bird show was amazing.

We had a last minute stop at a chocolate shop, and then home.

For those who have only seen cities in Australia - this trip is a great opportunity to see country and forest.


Hotel Pick Up - nice and easy but also caused us to he ready over an hour before tour actually started. If you are staying anywhere near Federation Square, where the actual tour bus originates, grab a coffee and brekkie and enjoy the walk.

Sun Lotion - if you are doing the Healesville Sanctuary, you might need some for the bird show.

Reviewed by: Brian S, March 2015

Fantastic day, Puffing Billy above expectations.

Reviewed by: Gee, March 2015

Our whole family loved this trip and the whole day itself.

The coach driver Peter had a wealth of local knowledge as well as the history behind the 'Puffing Billy' which made it even more special.

The train ride itself was very enjoyable and our 3 young kids loved it. The trip afterwards around the animal sanctuary was also lovely and our guide Rae was great fun and got our kids involved.

If you are planning on visiting Melbourne and thinking of a day trip then this is a must !

Reviewed by: Vicki W, March 2015

Had a great time tour guide had great knowledge would highly recommend

Reviewed by: Yuri I, February 2015

Good food, amazing scenery, had a wonderful time. The bus driver/tour guide was especially informative and funny. Next time any of my friends want to go on a tour in Melbourne, I'm recommending this!

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Tour code: 2230M15