• Loading ...
  • Loading ...

About Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary & Penguins Day Tour

Book Direct with the Owner at Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary & Penguins Day Tour with Great Ocean Road Tourism in Melbourne, for all your Attraction and travel needs.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Puffing Billy Railway, 1 Old Monbulk Road, Belgrave, Victoria 3160 Australia

Board the historic Puffing Billy Steam Train for a ride through the lush, green forests of the Dandenong Ranges. Learn a little on the history of the area and watch the quaint towns rolls by as you wind up the mountain.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, 550 Tyabb-Tooradin Rd, Pearcedale, Victoria 3912 Australia

Come face-to-face with some of Australia's most famous native animals including Koalas, Kangaroos, Wallabies and Wombats! You'll also have the opportunity to get up close to Kangaroos*

*small additional fee

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: The Nobbies Centre, 1320 Ventnor Rd, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922 Australia

Once on Phillip Island, your guide will take you to The Nobbies & Seals Rocks for a chance to snap beautiful, panoramic photos of the surrounding coast & sea. If you're lucky, you might even see some members of Australia's largest fur seal colony lazing on the rocks.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade, 1019 Ventnor Rd Summerlannds Estate, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922 Australia

At dusk, watch as hundreds of tiny Little Penguins make their way out of the surf, up Summerland Beach and into their burrows. Take some time to wander the many paths and boardwalks within the park for your chance to see some Penguins up close as they settle in for the night.

Duration: 2 hours

  • 8:30am every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays
  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Puffing Billy Railway
  • Entry/Admission - Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
  • Entry/Admission - Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
  • Meals & drinks
  • Gratuities
  • 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 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides 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
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • We have been closely monitoring recommendations from the Australian Government & World Health Organisation (WHO) & have enhanced our cleaning procedures and implemented precautionary measures to ensure the highest levels of safety.
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.

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

Write Your Reviews

Thank you!

Your review has been submitted

Writing great reviews may help and influence others by detailing your experience with this business.

User Reviews

Below Average
Overall Ratings

4.6 based on 10 reviews

  • Jennifer_B 5
    23 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.

  • Roaminhappy 5
    22 Feb 2020

    We had one full day to see as much as we could. Jon was wonderful and the scenery and tour was amazing plus we added on an evening to Phillip Island, After the first part of the tour we were dropped off and Kelli continued the tour and she was fantastic. She was knowledgeable and very caring.We had problems getting around and she went out of her way to where we needed to be.Our day around Melbourne is one we will never forget.

  • GeeDeeEye 5
    05 Oct 2019

    Lovely half day at Healesville - tour guide was a huge help, reserved us seats at Spirit of the Sky bird show, must see. Then off to Puffing Billy for a 30min train ride through Dandenong forest. Fun for the kids. Feed the birds after the train ride(included) lots of fun having the cockatoos landing on your head and shoulders. Full day - 08:00 until 17:00 from CBD

  • Supreeda S 5
    05 Oct 2019

    Bill is the best. He look after us so well. Nice & friendly, lots of info, reserved the best seats, took photos... everything you need ! :)

  • Margs F 5
    01 Oct 2019

    The experience is so much better with a small group tour. Our guide Bill made sure we had the best seats at the Bird Show even queuing up in advance and saving us a spot. We had an amazing close-up experience at the animal hospital in the Healesville Sanctuary where an injured turtle was being treated for shell rot. Lucky to be there at the right time! Puffing Billy train ride was great. 20 mins ride from Belgrave and it was just enough time. We watched the steam train couple up to the passenger carriages before we departed. Our guide took photos at the bottom of the bridge as we went by then sent them us when we returned - how good is that! We even had a stop at the bird feeding spot and got up real close to the cockatoos. Great day!

  • BethfromA2 3
    02 Sep 2019

    We wanted to go to both Healesville Sanctuary and Puffin Billy in the Dangdenongs. Our "tour guide" was Tobey who talked for about 10 minutes total during the 8 hour tour.He didn't introduce himself or have the participants introduce themselves. That always helps make the atmosphere on the bus friendlier. While passing the Yarra Valley all he said is that they make white wine and he is more of a beer person. He had really nothing to say along the way to the Dangdenongs. I would opt for a Healesville/Yarra Valley Wine tour with another company.

  • stephanie_r 5
    18 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.

  • Zetti Z 4
    04 Jul 2019

    I would highly recommend BunyipTours. I traveled solo and joined a day tour with 11 other travellers whom I only met on the bus (families/couples). It’s a 24 seater bus so we had more than enough space for everyone. Shout out to our fun guide, Robert aka Rob. He made everyone comfortable & very attentive.

    05 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.

  • Janet N 5
    29 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


Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary & Penguins Day Tour

Great Ocean Road Tourism welcomes Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary & Penguins Day Tour in Melbourne VIC, we offer an experience that takes you on a journey of a life time in Melbourne. For all your attraction and things to do, book your adventure today.

Is Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary & Penguins Day Tour in Melbourne your attraction or tour on Great Ocean Road Tourism, please claim your listing and subscribe to update your contact details and receive your phone calls and emails from your clients.

Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary & Penguins Day Tour

Click the below to email this business

Email Business

Thank you!

Your enquiry has been submitted

Please fill out the form below to send an enquiry to this business

Great Ocean Road Tourism displayed beautifully on multiple devices

Why is it important to Claim my Listing

  • Correct Any Errors in Your Listing with Great Ocean Road Tourism
  • Activate Call Now Button to access customers calls
  • Activate Visit Website Button for unlimited Traffic
  • Activate Email Button to get your clients emails
When You CLAIM OR ADD A LISTING you receive Missed phone calls and Client Emails from Great Ocean Road Tourism plus dozens of partner sites. Gain access to your clients now and Rise through the Rankings on Google and Great Ocean Road Tourism.

copyright © 2023 Great Ocean Road Tourism.   All rights reserved.