Hike amongst towering trees, discover temperate rainforests, a century-old steam train called Puffing Billy, and get up close to native Australian wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary.

Join our small group (max 8 guests) for an adventure into the Dandenong Ranges, just a short 1-hour drive from Melbourne. We embark on an easy/moderate 6.6km hike in the Eastern Sherbrooke Forest through towering Mountain Ash trees and wetland ferns. Keep your eyes open for lyrebirds, wombats, wallabies, and echidnas that call the forest home.

 

Next up is a crowd favorite, the century-old steam train, Puffing Billy. Sit back, relax, and breathe in the fresh air as Puffing Billy winds through temperate rainforest and over the historic Monbulk Creek trestle bridge.

 

It’s now time for a delicious lunch and we know just the spot. Here we will unwind and refuel before heading to Healesville Sanctuary. This bushland haven is home to native Australian wildlife. Enjoy a couple of hours to roam the park as you please before we return to Melbourne.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Train ticket for Puffing Billy
  • Entry to Healesville Sanctuary
  • An easy/moderate hike with a total distance of 6.6km
  • Organic Fruit & Healthy Snacks
  • Freshly Brewed Coffee Supreme & Organic Tea
  • VW Caravelle – 9 seater with Air Con
  • Rain Ponchos & First Aid
  • Friendly and knowledgeable tour guides
  • Unforgettable memories

WHAT TO BRING

  • Comfortable trainers or hiking boots
  • Water bottle (1L)
  • Cash or credit card for lunch (around $20)
  • Warm layers & waterproof jacket
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses & a hat
  • Good vibes

HIKING GRADE

No bush walking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Choose from a St Kilda or CBD pick up and drop off location when you book.

Vehicle: Modern VW Caravelle – 9 Seater

St Kilda pick up: 7:05 am @ Luna Park, St Kilda, Melbourne VIC 3182 (Main entrance)

CBD pick up: 7:30 am @ Undercover Taxi rank between Hamer Hall & the Arts Centre. Please note it’s approximately 200m from Flinders Street Station over the Yarra River.

CBD drop off: 5:30 pm

St Kilda drop off: 5:45 pm

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