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All aboard for a thrilling half-day mountain adventure on the historic Puffing Billy steam train! Ride the authentic heritage railway through beautiful rainforest valleys and fern gullies as you cross the Blue Dandenong Ranges from Belgrave to Menzies. Stop for a typical Aussie morning tea of Bush Billy Tea and lamingtons, then pay a visit to the crafts village of Sassafras. Or why not make a day of it and upgrade to include a Melbourne City Tour or an evening tour to see the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island?


  • Ideal choice for families
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • All entrance fees included

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What You Can Expect

Puffing Billy Train With Optional Penguin Parade or Melbourne City Tour

Rosella feeding

Customer Reviews

Kathleen C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This was a beautiful day. Our guides were personable, informative and made as all feel involved and at ease. The morning was a overview of many of the sights we hadn't really expected, sheep shearing, rainforests, animal reserves, koalas etc. The highlight was definitely the penguins. That was amazing! Wish I'd realized we couldn't take pictures I would have tried to stock up on postcards. It's hard to explain how cool it was without pictures. I'll be smarter next time.

Judy P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Friendly volunteers an excited group of people the scenery was spectacular and the adrenalin of the smokin billy and its weave around the hilltops was memorable for many years to come - great for all ages

Ilze S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Very nice and beautiful tour. Interesting.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Very enjoying the whole trip. Knowledgeable driver/tour guide, coach is comfortable, thanks. From Ipoh, Malaysia

Jim B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Lots of fun.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Absolutely loved everything about this day tour. It was everything we had hoped to experience - especially on our 26th Wedding Anniversary. Penny from Gray Line tours looked after us while we were waiting to board and was such a lovely young lady. Then we were lucky enough to have the most amazing tour guide - Geoff. We had a very mixed tour of nationalities but his Aussie humour and friendly personality made everyone very comfortable. He was informative, a very good driver and happy to answer questions and chat. Having never been to Melbourne born and raised in Queensland we had a wonderful time. The drive into the Dandenong Ranges was beautiful, with so many small towns and interesting things to see. Although we could have used the time to take a walk we chose to stay and enjoy our billy tea and lamingtons which were great on a chilly morning. Sassafras was a real surprise! Unusual little shops which we spent way too much money in, surrounded by beautiful forestry. We would recommend both the Viator tour booking process which we have used in the past and hope that they continue with the excellent service - and their fantastic choice of Tour Operators. Thanks for a memorable anniversary!!!!! Rob and Lisa

Elizabeth D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Very enjoyable tour, coach driver was very informative about the local area. Puffing Billy train was amaising took me back to my child hood.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

would say that this was a beautiful trip . a small trip but perfect fort he time consumed . if you want to enjoy something in half day this would be perfect for children and family .

Lyndon W United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Puffing Billy was an excellent half-day trip with excellent information given by the coach driver on our journey of the local area and a great ride on the steam train with open carriages

Danilo T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

I love this trip... :

The Dandenong Ranges....awesome...excellent tour guide...excellent train ride...I would do it again...

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