Ride on the iconic Puffing Billy railway with a fantastic day trip from Melbourne complete with lunch at Fergusson Winery and access to Healesville Sanctuary.
• Ride on the iconic Puffy Billy Train through Sherbrooke Forest
• See colourful Crimson Rosellas and King Parrots!
• Enjoy panoramic views from Grantulla Road
• Visit Healesville Sanctuary and meet wallabies and kangaroos
• Witness the “Eagles Fly” demonstration
• See dingoes, Tasmanian Devils, echidnas, snakes and goannas.
Ride across the spectacular Blue Dandenong Ranges on Australia’s most notable narrow gage railway with bellbirds and kookaburras echoing the whistle of the steam train. Tour of the Yarra Valley’s wealth-a scenic view of farmland and vineyards, haystacks and grapes of wine. Healesville Sanctuary-a uniquely Australian experience-nestled in the forested foothills of the Great Divide where Native wildlife can surround you.
We can explore the Sherbrooke Park, home to tall eucalyptus trees, kookaburras and bellbirds, from your Melbourne Hotel. We’ll enjoy Bush Billy coffee, lamingtons and crackers of vegemite here. We will also have the ability to feed vivid crimson Rosellas and King Parrots by hand!
Then we’ll drive through the magnificent Blue Dandenong Ranges with bellbirds and kookaburras repeating the whistle of the steam train on Australia’s most popular narrow gauge railway, the Puffy Billy Railway. We’re going to enjoy panoramic views of Grantulla Road and go through quaint villages.
From here we head to the Fergusson’s Winery, Yarra Valley’s famous winery, for wine tasting and delicious spit roast lunch with wine as Louise Fergusson’s guests (vegetarian meals are available).
The brand new Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery from Yarra Valley is now included in Fergusson Winery as a’ dessert’ stop after lunch! Experience the Chocolaterie’s free taste and watch European chocolatiers at work.
We will finally reach Healesville Township and visit Healesville Sanctuary-home to over 200 species of Australian birds, mammals and reptiles in a natural bushland environment. While you can walk through kangaroos and wallabies paddocks here, walk through large aviaries and pond areas which take wild birds so close to hand, and witness the demonstration of “Eagles Fly.” You will also be able to observe the platypus ‘ aquatic life, face to face with a koala, see a fuzzy wombat, and see dingoes, Tasmanian Devils, echidnas, snakes and goannas.
Top attractions in Melbourne
Here are some top attractions in Melbourne you could visit and enjoy. There are, of course, dozens of attractions and landmarks in Melbourne worth visiting and learning about the history of this amazing city.
Puffing Billy Railway, cherished by millions for more than 100 years, is one of the world's finest surviving steam railways. Children and adults alike would love the wind in their...
The Yarra River has many picturesque settings to offer. A variety of barbecue and picnic facilities, fishing platforms and jetties are accessible on the river banks. However, there are parks...
Located in the heart of the city, Queen Victoria Market offers an authentic shopping experience. The market is listed as a National Heritage site, home to hundreds of small businesses...
Melbourne and Australia travel guides
Here are handy travel guides about Melbourne and Australia so you can learn a thing or two about these destinations. For a comprehensive list of our travel guides, please visit our travel guides page.
Melbourne is Australia's second largest city and cultural capital, with buildings from the Victorian era and offering extensive shopping, museums, galleries, theaters, and large parks and gardens. Many of its almost 5 million residents are from diverse ethnic background as...
Australia is both a country and a continent between the Indian and the Pacific Oceans. The majority of the population lives in coastal areas where the largest cities flourish: Sydney,...
Top hotels in Melbourne
Melbourne has dozens of hotels of various star ratings, together with other lodging solutions, such as guest houses, hostels, and Airbnb. Bellow are some top hotel recommendations from our website. For a general hotel search, check the form at the bottom of this page or our hotel booking page.
Adelphi Hotel is conveniently located in the popular Melbourne CBD area. Offering a variety of facilities and services, the hotel provides all you need for a good night's sleep. All...
Set in a prime location of Melbourne, Hotel Grand Hyatt Melbourne puts everything the city has to offer just outside your doorstep. The hotel offers a high standard of service...
Pan Pacific Melbourne provides comfortable and trendy accommodation with Melbourne city, Port Phillip or Yarra River panoramic views. Guests can enjoy the finest amenities, including a fitness centre, and the...
Offering a restaurant, day spa, fitness center and indoor heated pool, InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto is located in the heart of Melbourne CBD on Collins Street.
Park Hyatt Melbourne, a 5-star hotel, offers an award-winning restaurant, premium accommodation and spa facilities just 1.5 km from the city center of Melbourne. The popular shopping area of Collins...
Set above the vibrant Southbank district of Melbourne, Crown Towers provides spacious, comfortable rooms with city and Port Phillip Bay views. Each space has original artworks and bathrooms in marble.
Cheap flights and hotels discounts for Melbourne
The peak season for flights to Melbourne is May, June and November. The low season for purchasing tickets is July, August and September.
Melbourne is served by these airports: Essendon Airport, Tullamarine Airport and Avalon Airport. Direct flights to Melbourne are offered by 24 airlines.
Melbourne and Australia attractions and landmarks
Here are some of the most popular attractions and landmarks in Melbourne and Australia.
Last Updated on November 28, 2020 by Attractions Editor @ gotravelyourself.com