Puffing Billy Steam Train and Penguin Parade Tour
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OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Travel through Dandenong Ranges NP
  • • Visit Sherbrooke Forest
  • • See Crimson Rosellas and King Parrots
  • • Enjoy morning tea Aussie style
  • • Visit Churchill Island for afternoon tea
  • • Visit Phillip Island Nature Park
Tour Code
148-202258
Duration
1 day
Departure City
Melbourne
End City
Melbourne
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Wildlife, Family

Get up close and personal with nature on guided wildlife tours; Enjoy activities and tours that are perfect for the whole family

Style: Escorted

Tour director/guided escort is available from the beginning to the end of the vacation

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Easy

Perfect for any fitness level

Quality: Budget

The most affordable tour service and/or accommodation with fast-paced itineraries

Accessibility: Not accessible

Tour does not have wheelchair accessible vehicles/attractions or allow service dogs

Itinerary

Penguins 'n Puff

Rainforests, colorful birds, quaint villages in the hills and a ride on an old steam train affectionately called 'Puffing Billy' makes up your morning. Enjoy an Aussie style Bush Billy Tea with our compliments in the Dandenong Ranges National Park and spend time in beautiful Sassafras known for its local craft and antiques. In the afternoon, re-join the coach for your native wildlife experience of spotting koalas in their natural habitat at Koala Conservation Centre and seeing the Penguin Parade at sunset on Summerland Beach at Phillip Island.

Highlights of the Morning Tour

- Tour departs Federation Square at 8:10am
- Travel through the Dandenong Ranges National Park with its towering mountain ash forest, traditional gardens and home to the lyrebird
- Visit Sherbrooke Forest - heart of the Dandenongs; tall eucalypts, kookaburras and bellbirds
- See colorful Crimson Rosellas and King Parrots (opportunity to hand feed) at Grant's Picnic Ground
- Enjoy morning tea Aussie style with a Bush Billy tea and the chance to sample some Aussie food favorites - lamingtons, Vegemite and crackers
- Ride through the forest from Belgrave to Menzies Creek, the most scenic section of the original steam locomotive's journey
- Pass numerous quaint villages noted for their cafes, craft shops and beautiful gardens
- Stop and explore Sassafras, home to a range of local crafts and antiques
- Tour returns to Federation Square at 1:00pm approx

Highlights of the Afternoon Tour

- Tour departs Federation Square at 1:15pm
- San Remo - maritime fishing village and gateway to Phillip Island
- Visit Churchill Island for afternoon tea (own expense)
- Phillip Island Nature Park - a natural home for koalas, seals, shearwaters and Little Penguins
- Koala Conservation Centre - look for koalas in their natural habitat from the tree top boardwalks
- Witness the natural phenomena of the Penguin Parade on floodlit Summerland Beach from the exclusive
- A dinner stop will be made before or after the Penguin Parade (dependent on season)
- Tour returns to Federation Square at 9:00pm-11:30pm approx. (seasonal)

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Aussie style Bush Billy Tea with lamingtons, Vegemite and crackers
  • Historic steam train ride
  • Visit Koala Conservation Centre
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach and at Penguin Parade
  • Professional tour guide
  • Hotel pick-up, drop-off

Package Excludes

  • All personal expenses
  • Lunch
  • Tips for tour guide/driver
Special Notes
  • Please bring warm, waterproof clothing as nights can be cold on the island in any season.
  • The Penguin Parade is a natural phenomenon taking place in the open outdoors.
  • There is limited time for lunch in between the tours. We suggest you make a purchase during your visit in Sassafras (on the morning tour) to take with you on the coach.
  • Please input your hotel address during booking and we will confirm the pick-up time and location 24 hours prior to tour departure date.
  • We highly recommend that you book the tour at least 2 days prior to the departure date since it's soldout quickly.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Adult: 15 and older
* Child: 3-14 years of age
* Children younger than 3 join the tour for free, provided they do not occupy a seat.
* Tour prices are based on Australian dollars (AUD) and converted into US dollars (USD). Constant fluctuations in the exchange rate cause prices to change on a regular basis. You will be charged the price based on the applicable exchange rate at the time of payment. All transactions are final. We do not offer discounts or compensation to those citing lower prices at a later date.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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    Verified Purchased 09/18/2017
    Very nice Puffing Billy Steam Train trip & super excellent tour guides

    Fantastic Puffing Billy Steam Train trip with professional & super thoughtful driver-tour guide in the morning 18/8. The trip to Penguin Island in the afternoon was also very nice with wonderful the driver-tour guide, too. Highly recommend ...for this tour. Read full review

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    Verified Purchased 08/30/2017
    Very nice Puffing Billy Steam Train trip & excellent tour guide

    Very nice trip, reasonable tour itinerary for a half day. I especially like the tour guide cum driver. He was very thoughful to take care every steps or details of our trip carefully. He spoke English very clearly & slowly to make sure ever...y members of the team understood what he said well. He was very friendly also. Thank you very much, Suong Nguyen Read full review

    y members of the team understood what he said well. He was very friendly also. Thank you very much, Suong Nguyen

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