Journey to the stunning Dandenong Ranges and experience the wonders of the Puffing Billy and Yarra Valley Winery Tour. Be captivated by the towering Mountain Ash Trees and breath in the fresh air as you head into Grant on Sherbrooke to indulge in their beautiful Devonshire Tea and scones. See and photograph the native birds before you head to the heart of the Sherbrooke forest to journey aboard the Puffing Billy, relax and take in the beautiful surroundings as the steam train winds its way through the lush forest. Then Travel to the Yarra Valley for a tour and tastings at three renowned vineyards.

Cost
Type Indicative prices
Adult

Adult fares are from 13 years old and over. This tour is operated in partnership with AAT Kings.

$175.00
Child

Child fares are from 4 to 12 years old. Not suitable for infants or children 3 and under. This tour is operated in partnership with AAT Kings.

$110.00

Inclusions

Puffing Billy Historic Steam train ride Visit three Wineries for tastings- Rochford, Dominique Portet, Yering Farm Morning tea and snacks Experienced Driver/Guide with commentary

Days of operation:
  • Departure details: 01/04/19 - 31/03/21

    Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun: 07:45am - 05:30pm

Tour highlights:
  • The Dandenong Ranges
    In a large comfortable coach, drive for just under an hour and you will soon notice the fresh air of the cool temperate Rainforest as we head towards our first stop Grants on Sherbrooke.
  • Devonshire Tea at Grants on Sherbrooke
    Be treated to delicious homemade scones with cream and jam while surrounded by a plethora of Australian native birds. Relax to the sounds of the bush and the bird song and have your camera ready for up close photo opportunities as you look out for Rosellas, Cockatoos, King Parrots and be sure to listen out for the elusive Lyrebird.
  • Ride the Historic Puffing Billy Steam Train
    After the treat of morning tea you then depart for the short drive to the beginning of our Puffing Billy adventure! You start the journey at Belgrave where you will board the iconic steam train.
  • Tour the Yarra Valley Wine region
    Next it’s to the Yarra Valley. Journey to our first tasting at the world renowned Rochford Wines in the Yarra valley. Here you will have the chance to peruse their shop, purchase lunch (at own expense) and sample their range of delectable Pinot’s, Chardonnay’s and more. Be sure to climb the spiral staircase for views out over the valley or grab a picture with their rolling vines behind you. A short drive then takes you on to another one of the Yarra Valley’s leading wineries. Enjoy tastings at two more exclusive locations, these final two tastings can include such venues as Dominique Portet, Domaine Chandon or De Bortoli Wines. Whichever cellar door we visit on the day, it is guaranteed to be a unique experience with award winning wines to be tasted, beautiful views of the valley included. The journey back to Melbourne is less than one hour so you can relax on the comfortable coach reflecting on the days adventures getting you back in to the city for 5:30pm, giving you the chance to head out for dinner and try some of the amazing cuisine on offer in Australia’s food capital.

Wildlife Tours Australia has been entertaining travellers since 1996. Being one of the longest running small group tour operators in Melbourne they have the ultimate range of one, two and three day adventures in Victoria.

Specialising in the Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island, The Grampians, Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula wine tours, snow tours (in the winter), Melbourne to Adelaide tours, Adelaide to Melbourne tours and personalised group charters. Wildlife Tours Australia also place a strong emphasis on incorporating Australian wildlife into the tours, as the team believe this is one of the things that makes Australia so special.

Wildlife Tours Australia operates small modern vehicles and endeavour to get to know you all on a first name basis, and firmly believe in enjoying the journey as well as the highlights.

The thing Wildife Tours Australia love more than this beautiful country, is being able to show it off to you. That is why when you travel with Wildlife Tours you know you are going to get a guide who is just as enthusiastic about the journey as you are.

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