1 Day Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary and Penguins tour - in Melbourne - LikeALocal Guide
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1 Day Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary and Penguins tour

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195 AUD

Visit 3 popular attractions on this action packed day tour. Ride the historic Puffing Billy steam train, meet iconic Aussie animals at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Park and finish your day at the famous Penguin Parade on Phillip Island.

Duration: 12 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • German,
  • Italian,
  • French,
  • Japanese,
  • Chinese

Highlights

  • Ride the centuries old Puffing Billy Steam Train through the Dandenong Ranges
  • Meet some local Aussie Wildlife, including koalas, wombats, emus and more - hand feed some of the resident kangaroos!
  • Marvel at the Little Blue Penguins as they waddle across the beach to their homes in the sand dunes

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Description

Depart Melbourne & travel eastwards to the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges where you’ll step back in time with a memorable journey on the historic Puffing Billy Steam Train. Maintained in mint condition by dedicated volunteers, the century-old steam train still runs on its own mountain track between Belgrave and Gembrook, through the heart of the delightful Sherbrooke Forest.

Alighting from the train, we’ll travel onwards to the multi-award winning Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Here, we enjoy a guided wildlife walk where we have the opportunity to meet and hand-feed many species of native Australian animals. Learn about iconic species such as kangaroos, koalas, emus & wallabies, as well as some of our lesser known favourites including quolls, owls, bandicoots & Tasmanian devils.

Arriving on Phillip Island & we’ll visit Point Grant from where you can take in spectacular panoramic views of The Nobbies & Seal Rocks while strolling the coastal boardwalks.

And then it’s onwards to the main event, where just after dark every night the world’s smallest penguins waddle ashore after spending the day fishing out at sea. You’ll be truly enchanted as the stars of the show emerge from the surf and pass right before your eyes on their journey back to their homes. Your guide will ensure you are able to get the very best vantage point to enjoy the Penguin Parade.

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What’s included & not included

  • Guided tour of all attractions listed
  • All park entry fees
  • Friendly & informative professional tour guide
  • Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi throughout your journey
  • Live tour commentary provided in English
  • All transfers including pickup from selected hotels in air-conditioned comfort
  • Meals & beverages unless otherwise stated
  • Gratuities

Meeting point

Rendezvous Hotel, 328 Flinders Street, Melbourne (238 Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC, Australia)

This operator has 18 reviews for other tours

5.0/5

Mel is awesome!
From the hospitality, to the introduction to Melbourne, to the music that goes along with the scenary, everything is perfect. Love the fact that she disinfects her vehicle and provides hand santisers to us as well. Must try!
J
Awesome tour- highly recommended if you enjoy sceneries
Our tour started off with a lively and warm greeting from the guide , Mel. She has a lot of energy and provided us with information and history on the place we visit. Its a great experience walking at the Grampians and we also had a few spectacular scenic stops for lookouts. We especially enjoyed the outdoor lunch in the vicinity of Grampians and being up close and personal with the wild kangaroos and cockatoos nearby.
S
Great tour and tourguide
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Tour operated by: Go West Tours