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Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary & Penguins Day Tour

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From $137.39

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 12 to 14 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Experience Australian wildlife and rainforest up-close and personal with a full day trip to Moonlit Sanctuary and the Puffing Billy Steam Train from Melbourne. Explore Moonlit Sanctuary's bushland setting with an experienced guide, and meet animals that range from koalas to kangaroos, dingos to monitor lizards. Learn about local conservation efforts. Soak up the wild atmosphere of a mountain rainforest while riding a century-old steam train along scenic tracks before returning to Melbourne.
  • Full-day wildlife and railway tour from Melbourne
  • Meet Australia's most iconic animals
  • Explore the wildlife sanctuary on a guided tour
  • Step back in time on a steam railway
  • All entrance fees included
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

What's Included

  • Friendly & informative tour guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pickup from selected hotels
  • One-way journey on Puffing Billy Steam Train
  • Entry to Moonlit Sanctuary & the Penguin Parade
  • WiFi on board
  • Meals & drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

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Please Note

Pickup is only available from the list of hotels provided upon checkout. Your pickup will be between 9am-10am (Apr-Oct) or 10am-11am (Nov-Mar) depending on which hotel you selected. Your exact meeting time will be provided after a booking is placed. This tour returns to Melbourne at approximately 9pm-midnight depending on the season.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please limit luggage to a small backpack weighing no more than 11lbs ( 5 kg)
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • If travelling with an infant, please contact Tour Operator directly and request infant seat
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
Operated by Bunyip Tours

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary & Penguins Day Tour?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary & Penguins Day Tour?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary & Penguins Day Tour?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary & Penguins Day Tour?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Traveler Tips


The train is a fun experience, but it is a little disorganized because there are too many workers organizing people.
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Platypus delight
Jennifer_B, Feb 2020
Alan our tour guide was wonderful. Healesville sanctuary was a great stop-we loved the platypus and bird talk. The train is a fun experience, but it is a little disorganized because there are too many workers organizing people.
Healesville Sanctuary & Steam Train
stephanie_r, Aug 2019
Graham was our tour guide and he was great! Sanctuary was super cool, we got to feed the birds. Cant feed the wallabies or kangaroos unless you pay extra though. Food at the sanctuary was surprisingly good. Steam train was good. Wish the ride on the train was longer and went through more wilderness areas. It mostly drove through backyards. Also, we never went over any of the bridges. A bridge was pictured on the attraction photos, it was a bit of a let down. over all, good trip.
A Good Day Trip!
KWEKSOON_Y, Jun 2019
The 3 hours spent at the Sanctuary gave us ample time to view and be up-close with the Australian wildlife, especially the platypus, echidna, Tasmanian Devil, wallabies, etc. The steam locomotive ride, though a short trip, was a wonderful experience! Special mention goes to Mat, our driver, who was both fun-loving and entertaining! He make the one-day trip a memorable one for us.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Lovely trip
Janet N, Apr 2019
Matt was great. He made sure we had a super day out and saw lots of beautiful sights. Both parts of the trip were great and well worth the money
1 traveler found this review helpful
What fun the day was, definitely...
Lynda H, Dec 2017
What fun the day was, definitely recommend this tour
Enjoyable trip for the whole family...
Su Ying F, Jun 2016
Enjoyable trip for the whole family. Guide Steve was very friendly and engaging. Thumbs up!
1 traveler found this review helpful

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