Daily Departures



  • Chance to see Australian wildlife in their natural habitat

  • Impressive birds of prey in the “Spirit of the Sky” show

  • Insights into animal rescues at the Wildlife Hospital

  • Steam train ride through eucalyptus forests & lush gullies

  • Full day of family-friendly fun & educational experiences


  • Guided tour of Healesville Sanctuary and the Dandenong Ranges

  • Admission fees

  • Puffing Billy train ride

  • Hotel pick-up from most Melbourne hotels

  • Drop-off in central Melbourne

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Platypuses, koalas, kangaroos, and even dingoes—find a host of Australian animals on this tour of the Healesville Sanctuary and Dandenong Ranges. Catch sight of an array of animals in the sanctuary, then board the famous Puffing Billy steam train to explore the natural beauty of Australia.

Spread over 74 acres (30 hectares) of bushland, Healesville Sanctuary is the best place to find Australian wildlife in their natural habitat. With your guide, discover prime places to spot favourite animals like platypuses, koalas, kangaroos, wombats, and dingoes. Watch the sanctuary's impressive "Spirit of the Sky" show to see raptors such as the wedge-tailed eagle and a selection of colourful parrots. At the Wildlife Hospital, learn from your guide about the various animals that the sanctuary rescues, rehabilitates, and releases each year.

In the afternoon, hop on board Australia's famous Puffing Billy Railway, a century-old steam train that chugs through the Dandenong Ranges. Pass through lush fern gullies and the towering eucalyptus trees of the Mountain Ash forests, letting your legs dangle over the side of the historic carriage. After your journey through a piece of Australia's gorgeous nature, head back to Melbourne to end your tour.


  • 8.30am Departure  

  • Duration 9hrs.

  • Children aged 3 and younger are complimentary provided they do not occupy their own seat.

  • This tour ends in central Melbourne.

  • Hotel pick-up is available from most centrally located Melbourne hotels 30–60 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel foyer 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.

  • If you do not require hotel pick-up, check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

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