Puffing Billy & Dandenong Ranges
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Approximately 4½ Hours
Visit Sherbrooke Forest -- home to some of the world's tallest hardwood species. Keep watch for Australian birdlife such as rosellas, kookaburras, bellbirds and lyrebirds. Two of the most impressive and colorful bird species are the crimson rosella and king parrot. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with a snack.
The scenic Dandenong Ranges, with their deep, fern-covered valleys and magnificent eucalyptus forests, boast some of Australia's most beautiful scenery. Journey through the suburb of Ferntree Gully to the quaint township of Belgrave and board the Puffing Billy train. This historic, fully-restored, non-air-conditioned steam train takes you on an approximately 30-minute ride through the Dandenong Mountains. Sit on authentic bench-style seating and enjoy the picturesque scenery as this vintage narrow-gauge train crosses the spectacular wooden trestle bridge and puffs its way through the forested and rural farmlands.
Re-board your coach at Menzies Creek Station and return to Melbourne by road.
A diesel engine may be substituted for the steam engine during high fire danger days. Route may vary due to traffic conditions. Bring a jacket -- it can be quite cold on Mt Dandenong. Minimum age is 1 year. Tour does not operate holidays.