Visita le Dandenong Ranges durante questa gita giornaliera da Melbourne che ti porterà attraverso le foreste dei torreggianti alberi di eucalipto e delle felci giganti a bordo del treno a vapore Puffing Billy; inoltre potrai vedere da vicino l'incredibile fauna selvatica dell'Australia presso Healesville Sanctuary. Scopri la bellezza delle regioni più panoramiche di Melbourne mentre dai da mangiare ai pappagalli (cacatua e rosella) presso le Dandenong Ranges.
This was such an enjoyable tour for my daughter and me. The train was fun sitting with our legs outside the carriage and seeing the whole steam train as it went around corners. The views were pleasant of mountains, countryside and trees. We had morning tea and fed the birds at a stop on the way to Healesville. My advice is to wear long sleeves if you feed the birds as my bare arms were bleeding badly from the cockatoos sliding around on my arms and pushing each other. It was still a fun activity though. Healesville is lovely and we had a very nice volunteer who showed us around and helped us see as much as possible. Our main volunteer and some others we talked to were so helpful and enthusiastic about Australian wildlife and conservation. We also had time for lunch at Healesville. This was a pick up and drop off tour but they did try to encourage people to stay in town for dinner at the end of the tour so they didnt have to drop off at so many places during rush hour.
Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary was one of the top things we did on our entire vacation to Australia. All the volunteers were friendly, knowledgeable, and full of fun stories about the animals. I was amazed at how close we were able to get to the animals. It was a remarkable experience that I will remember forever. The Puffing Billy train ride was fun - more fun for children than me - although it was very crowded which made it difficult to see out the windows. All in all it was a good trip for the money.
The train ride itself was really fun and you can dangle your legs out of the railings and enjoy the cold mountain air. The so-called traditional Australian tea before this ride is not really something to shout about. It was a messy affair of cold scones and very normal tea and they parked you at packed crumb-laden tables with strangers wherever there was space. The wildlife sanctuary tour is a good experience too but only if you haven't been to other wildlife parks before this one as it's rather small.