Private Puffing Billy and Dandenong Mountains Tour

Overview

Enjoy a day filled with adventure on a Dandenong Mountain & Puffing Billy tour.

Take a scenic drive to Sky High, the summit of Mt. Dandenong. Sky High offers great views of Melbourne and Victoria’s surrounding areas. Stroll among the beautiful English garden, or relax at the café that overlooks all the best views.

Explore William Ricketts Sanctuary, a beautiful sculpture garden set in the rainforest, which is inspired by Aboriginal philosophies and spirituality.

Olinda, a cosy mountain village, is filled with excellent cafes and an award winning pie shop- which is the perfect place for a lunch stop. There are also some very interesting boutiques for you to wander around in.

After lunch, you will have the opportunity to feed some native Australian birds such as cockatoos, galas, Australian king parrots, and rosellas.

You will then take a ride on the Puffing Billy, an old steam train that will take you on a very picturesque ride through the lush forest of the mountains.

Towards the end of your day, we will take you to a big water catchment which is connected to a nature reserve where you will spot kangaroos in the wild!

Our Mt. Dandenong & Puffing Billy tour is completely private and flexible; conducted in a luxury vehicle with a fun and knowledgeable tour guide.

Proposed Tour Itinerary

Duration: 7-8 hours

    • 9.30 AM Pick up from your accommodation in Melbourne CBD
    • Sassafras (Boutique Mountain Village)
    • Sky High view spot (Excellent views overlooking Melbourne City & Surrounds)
    • William Ricketts Sanctuary (Artistic sculpture garden inspired by Indigenous cultures, set among a rain forest)
    • Lunch in Olinda (We recommend having award-winning Australian pies at “Pie in the Sky”!)
    • Wild Bird Feeding (Feed Cockatoos and Rosellas)
    • Puffing Billy Steam Train Ride
    • Arrive at Lakeside Park
    • Try and find Kangaroos in the Wild!
    • Return to your accommodation in Melbourne by 5 PM.

Highlights

English Garden

English Garden

Sky High view spot

Sky High view spot

You will have some amazing views at Sky High overlooking Melbourne city, the Great Dividing Range.

William Ricketts Sanctuary

William Ricketts Sanctuary

Have a magical experience at William Ricketts Sanctuary, a beautiful sculpture garden inspired by the indigenous Australian culture.

Puffing Billy Railway

Puffing Billy Railway

Take a hour journey on the Puffing Billy from Belgrave to Lakeside.

Lakeside

Lakeside

Lakeside is a beautiful stop at the end of your Puffing Billy trip.

Kangaroos in the wild

Kangaroos in the wild

We will end the tour with a special treat. Experience kangaroos in the wild and learn about these fantastic animals.

Alternative Options

Picnic Lunch in a Secluded Location overlooking Beautiful Views

Nature Walks/Hikes

Cloudehill Nursery and Gardens

Miss Marple’s Tea Room

Pricing

Our standard private Puffing Billy and Dandenong Mountains tour value includes a private, personalised tour with commentary, accommodation transfers, a luxury vehicle, complimentary water, tickets to Puffing Billy steam train ride, and entry into Sky High.

Pricing varies throughout different times of the year and based on your requirements. We may tailor a day-tour or package to suit your interests.

Booking

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