Home to more than 120 wineries and nestled among beautiful scenery, Yarra Valley is an essential part of any Australian vacation. As you ride through the region by train, you'll enjoy peering through your window at the incredible views. Relaxing yet exciting, this Yarra Valley small group tour offers an excellent way to spend a day outside Melbourne.
Tour the Yarra Valley on the Puffing Billy, Australia's oldest steam train. As you ride the Puffing Billy through the scenic valley, enjoy picturesque views of Dandenong Ranges. Your Puffing Billy ride will take you through Sherbrooke Forest, full of lyrebirds, crimson rosellas, cockatoos, kookaburras, and many more fascinating species. As you peer out your window, enjoy a traditional morning tea of Aussie tucker and Devonshire tea. The train ride also offers spectacular views of Melbourne's skyline.
Your Melbourne day trip continues as you tour the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary, where you can get up close to over 200 species, including koalas, kangaroos, emus, and wombats. Witness the amazing and exciting Eagles Fly demonstration within the sanctuary. See the renowned nocturnal house with the shy platypus, and stroll through large aviaries and pond areas. Your tour concludes with a return trip to Melbourne. With delicious Australian tea, interactions with wildlife, and incredible views, this Dandenong Ranges tour and visit to Yarra Valley is the perfect way to spend a day appreciating Australia's beauty.