Healesville & Puffing Billy Day Trip


Explore a bushland haven for Australian wildlife


Trip Introduction


Travel through Melbourne's scenic Yarra Valley and meet lots of native Aussie animals such as koalas, kangaroos and platypuses in their natural habitat at Healesville Sanctuary. Jump aboard Puffing Billy, a century old historic steam train and take a ride through the Dandenong Ranges!

Trip Inclusions

  • Friendly and experienced tour guide

  • Informative commentary

  • Return air conditioned vehicle transfers from Melbourne to Healesville Sanctuary

  • Healesville Sanctuary entry

  • Historic steam train ride aboard Puffing Billy

  • Visit to wildlife hospital

  • See platypuses, koalas, kangaroos, wombats and dingoes

  • Check out the spirit of the sky bird of prey show

  • National Park entry fees

Trip Itinerary

Healesville Sanctuary is located in the heart of beautiful Yarra Valley and is one of the best places in the world to see Australian wildlife in their natural habitat. The Sanctuary covers 70 acres of bushland and is home to koalas, kangaroos, wombats, emus, dingoes, bird of prey and platypuses! It's the ideal place to get upclose and personal with these beautiful animals and learn more about Aussie fauna.

We discover Australia's majestic birds of prey and colourful parrot species in the Spirits of the Sky show, a spectacular flight presentation. You might even get the chance to compare your arm length with the wing-span of a Wedge-tailed Eagle and meet a Peregrine Falcon, the world’s fastest animal, which can reach speeds of more than 300km/h! We then visit the Wildlife Hospital, a working vetinary hospital which treats over 1500 sick, injured or orphaned animals each year. The expert team will happily share insights of animal rescue, rehibilitation and their release. 


Time to take a train ride! We board Puffing Billy, a century old steam train which back in the 1900s was used to serve the local farming and timber community. The train stopped running in 1953 after a landslide blocked the line and is now open to the public! A ride on Puffing Billy will take you through stunning forests and gullies of the Dandenong Ranges. You can dangle your legs over the sides of the carriages whilst cruising the original track, it's even more fun this way!

Our Healesville Sanctuary day trip departs from Melbourne every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday!


From A$159.00

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Optional Extras

Departure Days

Tue Thu Sat

Pick-up Points

570 Flinders St @ 8.30am

City Tempo Apartments @ 7.55am

Her Majesty's Theatre @ 8.10am

Regent Theatre @ 8.15am

Space Hotel @ 8.00am

Nomads Industry @ 7.55am

Drop off Points

Melbourne CBD @ 5.30pm



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