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Overview
Take a half-day tour from Melbourne that features a ride on the historic Puffing Billy steam train. You’ll also stop for morning tea made in Australian fashion, see crimson rosellas and king parrots, check out the artisan village of Sassafras, and travel through the The Dandenongs. Upgrades are available to include a Melbourne City Tour or the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island.
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You'll start at
MELBOURNE DAY TOUR CENTRE
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  • 1
    Grants Picnic Ground
    Stop: 50 minutes -
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  • 2
    Belgrave
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 3
    Sassafras
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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You'll end at
MELBOURNE DAY TOUR CENTRE
Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
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Highlights
  • Includes morning tea and train ride
  • See the Blue Dandenongs from the Puffing Billy train
  • Family-friendly activity
  • Transportation provided from central Melbourne by air-conditioned coach
Important Information
Departure Point
MELBOURNE DAY TOUR CENTRE, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
Duration
12h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Puffing Billy train ride
  • Morning tea (Aussie style Bush Billy Tea with lamingtons and Vegemite with crackers)
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi on board
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel drop-off (depending on option taken)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Please confirm with the supplier exact pickup time at time of reconfirmation
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
92Reviews
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sarahvictoria4567 wrote a review 13 Feb
60 contributions24 helpful votes
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We got picked up at 7 am and back to hotel at 1 am. It's was a long day, however is was brilliant. The puffing Billy morning was fun, and included a 30 minute journey on a proper old fashion steam train. Few other stops which were all good. Coach was clean and comfortable,
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eus57 wrote a review 6 Feb
8 contributions
So glad I did this. A great way to spend a morning. Tour guide Adrian shared lots of interesting facts and information. Really enjoyed the tea break, billy can, cakes and first taste of Vegemite! Guards, Station Master and volunteers were really helpful with lots of photo
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from MiaL1503, Manager at Puffing Billy Train With Optional Penguin Parade or Melbourne City Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Hi there Llewynevie! Wonderful! Thank you so much for your review :D Adrian will be delighted to receive your comments. Having a fantastic guide can really elevate the tour experience to the next level. Our Driver Guides take such pleasure in sharing their knowledge and passion for Melbourne and surrounds. It makes conducting their tour a lot easier when they love what they do and genuinely care about the safety and enjoyment of guests. Regards, Jane
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Barb D wrote a review 4 Feb
24 contributions2 helpful votes
We did the Puffing Billy Train & the optional Penguin Parade. It was 8am to 1 am! Based on what I read I thought it was done at 8pm. Train was fun ride & we stopped at a cute place for morning tea & delicious scones! The afternoon was nice with stops to see wildlife, views
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Response from MiaL1503, Manager at Puffing Billy Train With Optional Penguin Parade or Melbourne City Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Barb D! The morning Puffing Billy and afternoon/evening Penguin Parade tour is indeed a long day, particularly during the summer months when Penguins arrival can be as late as 9:00pm during the longer days. If guests are limited for time though, then this combination tour is ideal to experience two very different destinations. If you can please provide additional details on where you read information about this tour finishing at 8:00pm, we can request for it to be updated for accuracy. Thank you for taking the time to submit your review :) Warm regards, Jane
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Jessica H wrote a review 4 Feb
18 contributions5 helpful votes
We're a family of 2 Adults and 2 children (5, 8 years). The coaches were 5*, comfortable, air conditioned and I was IMPRESSED with the disability access! The coach captains are knowledgeable, have great service and are great drivers!
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from MiaL1503, Manager at Puffing Billy Train With Optional Penguin Parade or Melbourne City Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Jessica H We are delighted to read your comments - thank you for the positive review :) Our premium coaches are ideal for day trips being purposely built for sightseeing. In addition to what you have mentioned, it is very handy to have onboard features like a restroom, reclining seats, USB port, more leg room and complimentary WiFi (just to name a few more). Many of our highly trained Driver Guides have been with the company for numerous years and really love what they do. Safe travels, Jane
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Junglegirl12 wrote a review Jan 2020
224 contributions62 helpful votes
I did this tour with my folks. James was our tour guide & bus driver and he was 10/10. He was Entertaining and happily took everyone’s photos. He did not need to be asked, he just got in there and helped take them (he also knows the right angles etc). There was 14 of us on the
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Response from MiaL1503, Manager at Puffing Billy Train With Optional Penguin Parade or Melbourne City Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hey Junglegirl12! What a great photo with your folks! Thank you for sharing your feedback :) Feel free to tag us: @graylinemel @graylineaustralia @graylineoz if you are not opposed to us sharing your pics. We are fortunate to have such passionate and knowledgeable Driver Guides on our team, and it makes all the difference when they love what they do. The morning half day Puffing Billy tour does intentionally finish at Federation Square so guests can continue to explore the city, rather than be caught in the lunch time traffic trying to get back to the hotel. Kind regards, Jane
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About the operator
By: Gray Line Melbourne
Durand Victoria
Melbourne, Australia
9429
Amazing day!
An amazing day with Dave our great guide. We stopped to Anglesa, Apollo Bay and Port Campbell. The place for our
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ACL
10
A Great Tour!
An excellent tour led by the friendly and very knowledgeable guide, Dave.V. His recommendations at each stop
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sarahvictoria4567
Essex, United Kingdom
4524
Puff and penguin. Long day tour
We got picked up at 7 am and back to hotel at 1 am. It's was a long day, however is was brilliant. The puffing
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uphill2017
Montreal, Canada
1310
A long but wonderfully satisfying day.
This excursion was highly recommended by my sister, who lives in New Zealand, so when I decided to spend a week in
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lindawoody22
Stokesdale, North Carolina
81
Fantastic driver and tour guide!
Took the Sovereign Hill tour today and had the best driver and guide. Adrian was fantastic with his knowledge and
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eus57
80
Half day tour Puffin Billy
So glad I did this. A great way to spend a morning. Tour guide Adrian shared lots of interesting facts and
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Marilyn T
11
Did the helicopter flight fantastic
Would just like to say thank you to our coach driver Jeff he was great made the trip interesting and fun. We did
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Barb D
242
Fun tour. Long day
We did the Puffing Billy Train & the optional Penguin Parade. It was 8am to 1 am! Based on what I read I thought
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Jessica H
Miranda, Australia
85
Great family experience
We're a family of 2 Adults and 2 children (5, 8 years). The coaches were 5*, comfortable, air conditioned and I
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Mark J
Black Rock, Australia
5914
Ranger penguin tour well worth it
We organised one of the ranger penguin tours. Our tour guide was Chris, who was enthusiastic and very
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