Guided tour

Melbourne: Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary, & Penguins Tour

Melbourne: Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary, & Penguins Tour

From US$ 135.03 per person

Jump aboard the historic Puffing Billy steam train as it follows its original mountain track through the forest. Meet iconic Aussie animals at the award-winning Moonlit Sanctuary before watching the little blue penguins waddle ashore on Phillip Island.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Italian
Pickup included
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  • Climb aboard the century-old steam train Puffing Billy and ride through lush fern gullies and Eucalyptus forests
  • Meet iconic Aussie animals such as koalas, kangaroos, wombats and dingos at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
  • Marvel at Victoria's largest colony of little blue penguins as hundreds of them make their way up the beach
Full description
Join a day tour from Melbourne for an amazing journey covering 3 magnificent destinations. Your first stop is a short trip from Melbourne to ride on Australia’s favorite steam train, the historic Puffing Billy. Lovingly restored to its former glory, this century-old steam train continues to run on its original mountain track in the Dandenong Ranges, through lush fern gullies, with some of the tallest Eucalyptus trees in the world, the Mountain Ash towering overhead. Head to your next destination, the award-winning Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Take a guided tour of the animal exhibits and get acquainted with the local wildlife such as koalas, dingoes, wombats, Tasmanian Devils, Emus, and more. Wander along the "Wallaby Walk" where the local kangaroos and wallabies will eat right out of your hand. Finish your tour on a high note at the world-renowned Penguin Parade down on Phillip Island. Be amazed as you witness hundreds of little blue penguins, the world's smallest penguin species, emerge from the ocean and make their way up the sand dunes to their burrows.
  • Friendly and informative guide
  • Moonlit Sanctuary entry and guided tour
  • Puffing Billy steam train ride
  • Standard entry at the famous Penguin Parade
  • Free WiFi
  • Tour guide
  • Air-conditioned 24 seater bus
  • Access to free translation app
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Water
  • Snacks

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • Please wear weather-appropriate clothing
  • This tour is conducted in a modern air-conditioned minibus (maximum of 24 passengers)
  • Only small carry bags allowed - 5 kg luggage limit
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Product ID: 386545