Dandenong Ranges & Puffing Billy Day Tour
Dandenong Ranges & Puffing Billy Day Tour
4.9 (60)  
Emerald, VIC 3782
  • Highlights
    • Let us show you what the Dandenong's have to offer, and explore nature at its best.
    • Take a ride on the historic Puffing Billy
    • Stroll through some of the local shops in the quaint villages of the Dandenong ranges

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  • Overview

    Only 1 hour east of Melbourne, is the beautiful Dandenong Ranges. Let us show you what the area has to offer, and explore nature at its best. If you want you can take a ride on the famous Puffing Billy train.

    Start the day with a stunning rainforest walk, followed by Devonshire Tea with Wattle Seed Scones while you take in the splendours of our natural wonderland. The forest is home to a variety of birds life including parrot and the lyrebird, so make sure to look out for them

    Puffing Billy is Australiaโ€™s premier preserved steam train. This century-old steam train continues to run on its original mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook, winding you through the magnificent Dandenong Ranges.

    Puffing Billy was built to serve at the turn of the century and is a genuine relic of our more leisurely days. The Railway is the major survivor of four experimental lines used to develop rural areas in the early 1900s. Step back in time as you enjoy this authentic experience, with lush fern gullies brushing past and Mountain Ash trees towering overhead, Puffing Billy makes for a wonderful opportunity to relax and breathe in the fresh air whilst the train makes its way through the temperate rainforest.

  • What's included?
    • Visit the forest
    • See the mighty Mountain Ash trees
    • Watch the parrots
    • Try to find a Lyrebird while strolling in the forest
    • Stroll through some of the local shops in the quaint villages
    • Take a ride on Puffing BillyFree pick ups from most City hotels/hostels
    • Free chilled water  (remember to bring your own water bottle)
    • Free Devonshire tea
    • Free park entry
  • Location

    We pickup from most Melbourne city locations and a few places in St Kilda. Most of our pickups are early, the reason for this is to avoid the traffic and depart Melbourne nice and early. 

  • Customer Reviews for Around and About Tours

    4.9

    60 reviews
    Tiash Vaidya
    Tiash Vaidya
    8 months ago

    Our guide Walter was fun to travel with. They took us to multiple places on the Great Ocean Road. They give you sufficient time to explore each location and take the full experience. Overnight accommodation offered was neat/tidy and enjoyable for 1 night.

    Kate Newman
    Kate Newman
    a month ago

    Booked a 4-day custom tour with Around and About and couldn't recommend enough! Walter was so accommodating, fun, and a joy to be around. We had a group of wildlife photographers and Walter was never fussed when we took a bit longer at a stop or if we decided to make changes to the intended route. He was very punctual, knew a lot about the surrounding areas of Melbourne and was always happy to help. His vehicle is spacious, comfortable and always very tidy. An absolutely incredible experience - 10/10!

    ARIHANT JAIN
    ARIHANT JAIN
    a year ago

    I wanted to do a complete Great Ocean Road trip without skipping any attractions and I got nothing less. Walter, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable and helped us have a great time giving us plenty of time to enjoy and keep us on schedule. He was always courteous. We even made a few stops that wasn't on the official itinerary. The van was comfortable and drive was smooth. The YHA accomodation was decent for a night stay. Recommend to anyone who wants Great Ocean Road checked off the list without regrets.

    Rachel Li
    Rachel Li
    2 years ago

    The 2 days Great Ocean Road Tour was very relaxing and it wasn’t rushed which we really enjoyed. There were lots of activities suitable for all ages and the views were great!! Walter is a great guide and we all had a great time!! Definitely recommend to all who want to experience the Great Ocean Road the right way! :)

    Arun obulisamy
    Arun obulisamy
    2 years ago

    Absolutely fantastic 2 days trip to the Great ocean road with Mr. Walter (Tour guide). He was very professional, knowledgeable, flexible and perfect with the timing & driving. Since its COVID times, we were just 4 people in the mini bus that can accommodate 11 passengers, so it did feel like a private tour. He took the time to share info, recommendations in each and every stop. Thanks again Mr. Walter and hope to see you again next time! Highly recommended!

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    • Experience Type: Outdoor
    • Activity Level: Relaxed
    • Duration: 7 Hour(s)
    • Age Group: Baby (0 - 2), Kid (3 - 12), Teenager (13 - 18), Adult (19 - 39), Mid-aged adult (40 - 59), Senior (60 - 100)
    • ID Required: Yes
    • Booking Required: Yes

    What To Bring:

    • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
    • Rain jacket (just in case)
    • Warm clothes (just in case)
    • Camera (spare battery and memory card โ€“ you will need it)
    • Phone charger and cable
    • Comfortable walking shoes

    Experiences are subject to minimum numbers. We will confirm the tour when these numbers are achieved. Alternative tours and dates will be offered. Alliteratively, you will be entitled to a full refund.

  • Cancellation are allowed up to 24 hours before departure.
  • Your voucher(s) and booking information will be included in the confirmation email you will receive shortly after purchasing the experience on Amazed.com.

    If the booking needs to be first confirmed by the host, you will receive your Amazed voucher within 24-48 hours of purchase.

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