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Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary & Penguins Day Tour

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Melbourne, Australia

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icon12 to 14 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 8 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Experience Australian wildlife and rainforest up-close and personal with a full day trip to Moonlit Sanctuary and the Puffing Billy Steam Train from Melbourne. Explore Moonlit Sanctuary's bushland setting with an experienced guide, and meet animals that range from koalas to kangaroos, dingos to monitor lizards. Learn about local conservation efforts. Soak up the wild atmosphere of a mountain rainforest while riding a century-old steam train along scenic tracks before returning to Melbourne.
  • Full-day wildlife and railway tour from Melbourne
  • Meet Australia's most iconic animals
  • Explore the wildlife sanctuary on a guided tour
  • Step back in time on a steam railway
  • All entrance fees included
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Friendly & informative tour guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Pickup from selected hotels
One-way journey on Puffing Billy Steam Train
Entry to Moonlit Sanctuary & the Penguin Parade
WiFi on board
Meals & drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup is only available from the list of hotels provided upon checkout.

Your pickup will be between 9am-10am (Apr-Oct) or 10am-11am (Nov-Mar) depending on which hotel you selected. Your exact meeting time will be provided after a booking is placed.

This tour returns to Melbourne at approximately 9pm-midnight depending on the season.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please limit luggage to a small backpack weighing no more than 11lbs ( 5 kg)
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • If travelling with an infant, please contact Tour Operator directly and request infant seat
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bunyip Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary & Penguins Day Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary & Penguins Day Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary & Penguins Day Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary & Penguins Day Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary & Penguins Day Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary & Penguins Day Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary & Penguins Day Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary & Penguins Day Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary & Penguins Day Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary & Penguins Day Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "The train is a fun experience, but it is a little disorganized because there are too many workers organizing people." See review

Reviews

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Platypus delight
Jennifer_B
, Feb 2020
Alan our tour guide was wonderful. Healesville sanctuary was a great stop-we loved the platypus and bird talk. The train is a fun experience, but it is a little disorganized because there are too many workers organizing people.
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Healesville Sanctuary & Steam Train
P2699SHstephanier
, Aug 2019
Graham was our tour guide and he was great! Sanctuary was super cool, we got to feed the birds. Cant feed the wallabies or kangaroos unless you pay extra though. Food at the sanctuary was surprisingly good. Steam train was good. Wish the ride on the train was longer and went through more wilderness areas. It mostly drove through backyards. Also, we never went over any of the bridges. A bridge was pictured on the attraction photos, it was a bit of a let down. over all, good trip.
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A Good Day Trip!
StanY92
, Jun 2019
The 3 hours spent at the Sanctuary gave us ample time to view and be up-close with the Australian wildlife, especially the platypus, echidna, Tasmanian Devil, wallabies, etc. The steam locomotive ride, though a short trip, was a wonderful experience! Special mention goes to Mat, our driver, who was both fun-loving and entertaining! He make the one-day trip a memorable one for us.
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Lovely trip
Janet N
, Apr 2019
Matt was great. He made sure we had a super day out and saw lots of beautiful sights. Both parts of the trip were great and well worth the money
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What fun the day was, definitely...
Lynda H
, Dec 2017
What fun the day was, definitely recommend this tour
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Enjoyable trip for the whole family...
Su Ying F
, Jun 2016
Enjoyable trip for the whole family. Guide Steve was very friendly and engaging. Thumbs up!
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Product code: 5325P25

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