Healesville Sanctuary, Dandenong Ranges, Puffing Billy & Penguin Parade Tour
Join your small group day trip to discover the unique native wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary and Australia’s favourite steam train Puffing Billy, with an easy option to connect to Phillip Island to experience the world-famous penguins. At Healesville Sanctuary you’ll meet Australia’s native animals including koalas, kangaroos, platypus, dingos. Be sure to check out the unrivalled ‘Spirit of the Sky’ bird of prey and parrot show where birds show off the skill we admire most – their ability to fly! Once you have enjoyed all Healesville Sanctuary has to offer, you’ll reboard your mini-bus and head to the Puffing Billy Steam Train in Belgrave. Climb aboard the century-old steam train, maintained in mint condition by dedicated volunteers. The Puffing Billy still runs on its own mountain track between Belgrave and Gembrook, through the heart of the rainforest. Travel back in time as you chug through the gorgeous Sherbrooke Forest waving at friendly bystanders as you go.In the late afternoon connect to Phillip Island visiting The Nobbies, take in the breathtaking coastal scenery before experiencing the magical Penguin Parade. Watch as hundreds of Little Penguins pop out of the sea and waddle across the beach to their sand dune burrows for the evening.