A trip to Australia can only be complete once you have enjoyed a ride on Australia’s favorite steam train. The Puffing Billy Railway is a heritage railway in the Dandenong Ranges near Melbourne and is an absolutely delightful tourist experience that you must not miss. Enjoy the Puffy Billy train ride from Belgrave to Menzies Creek and soak in the breath-taking scenic beauty around you.
Enjoy a tour of the beautiful Yarra Valley, home to more than 80 wineries, ranging from small, family-owned operations to large estates. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch at one winery, sample and buy a selection of quality local wines at another winery and then visit a third local winery to sample some more delicious Australian wines. Spend a day enjoying the beautiful Victorian countryside exploring premium wineries.
This Melbourne tour will also include the quintessential Australian experience- the Billy tea snack that introduces you to an integral part of Australian culture.
Your tour will be further enlivened by a comprehensive commentary by our experienced driver guide. Enjoy hotel pick-up and drop-off in Melbourne and travel in the comfort of an air conditioned coach on this Melbourne day tour.
You will be picked up from your hotel in Melbourne at the scheduled time in the morning for the ‘Puffing Billy Train Ride & Wine Tasting’ tour.
The tour will start with a journey through Melbourne’s eastern suburbs with views of the picturesque Dandenong Ranges in the distance. The Dandenongs also have a number of cafes and arts & crafts stores. This will be followed by a morning tea break at the beautiful Grants on Sherbrooke where the traditional Aussie Billy tea will be served. While at Grants, you can hand-feed some of the striking Australian birds like the Crimson Rosella, the sulphur-crested Cockatoo and pink-chested Galah.
This will be followed by a 30 minutes Puffing Billy train ride from Belgrave to Menzies Creek, right through the charming Sherbrooke forest. The stunning views of Port Phillip Bay and the old Trestle Bridge make this train ride an absolute delight.
Your next stop will be Victoria’s premium wine producing region. The scenery en route is striking with the Great Dividing Range as the backdrop. Tour through the Yarra Valley and enjoy a sumptuous lunch at a Yarra Valley Winery. Tantalize your taste buds at another Yarra Valley Winery where you may sample and buy a selection of quality local wines. Enjoy a visit to a third local winery to sample some more delicious Australian wines. Spend a day enjoying the beautiful Victorian countryside exploring premium wineries.
After the tour, you will be dropped off to your hotel in Melbourne.
Hotel transfer Transportation in an air-conditioned coach Puffing Billy steam train ride Visits to 3 wineries Comprehensive commentary Aussie tucker & Devonshire tea Lunch at a winery and tastings (If tour with lunch option selected) Experienced driver-guides Comprehensive commentary
Friendly driver,Mark, taking care of every detailes. Gave us lot of info on the way.
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