Melbourne Private Tours takes you an hour's drive from the city to experience the magnificent Dandenong Ranges, part of the Great Dividing mountain ranges.
Take a leisurely drive through the towering gum trees and magical ferns. The winding forest roads are occasionally broken by quaint townships such as Sassafras and Olinda where you can take your time browsing through the many wonderful quality art and craft shops.
The Dandenong Ranges are also home to 'Puffing Billy'. Operating since 1900 this fully restored steam engine is Australia's oldest surviving and most famous steam train. You will be given the opportunity to relive the romance and charm of the by-gone days of steam as you travel on this historic, narrow gauge railway.
A place of great beauty, William Rickett's Sanctuary is set amongst a beautiful backdrop of towering eucalypt and ferns. The Sanctuary, with its emotive Aboriginal sculptures, is a must see for any visitor to the Dandenong Ranges.
Many of the most spectacular gardens and rainforest walks of Melbourne can also be found throughout the Ranges. Take a stroll through ancient rainforest at Grant's Reserve and hand feed a variety of native Australian birds.
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Travel on the Puffing Billy through the Dandenong Ranges
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Melbourne Private Tours creates a collection of unforgettable touring experiences with an emphasis on touching, tasting and connecting. They offer an exciting mix of Melbourne city tours and unique experiences to regional Victoria and create meaningful and memorable experiences for each and every client.
What do you hope to experience when you come to Melbourne?
Melbourne Private Tours are a passionate team of locals who hold the key to the hidden delights of Melbourne and all the regions of Victoria. They are "in the know" Melbournians, who create Melbourne experiences no matter what your interests, they never losing sight of the key ingredient, which is fun!
You will travel in complete luxury. Your expert guides will divulge local insight, ensure total immersion and constantly offer the chance to get involved. They are committed to you, the discerning traveller and will exceed your expectations every time.
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