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Located just a short drive to the east of Melbourne, the beautiful Blue Dandenong Ranges are home to colourful native birds, fern gullies and tall mountain ash eucalyptus. Puffing Billy Steam Train is an original steam locomotive and one of Victoria’s most unique attractions.
You will delight to the sounds of the whistle and the steam as you ride Puffing Billy through the forest. After your ride at Puffing Billy, enjoy the rest of your day at Sassafras, William Ricketts Sanctuary and Brighton Beach.
City 4:30 PM
Our Puffing Billy Full Day Tour is perfect for those who are looking to spend a day out in the nature. Start your day with a ride on the historic Puffing Billy steam train, then enjoy the rest of your day at Sassafras, William Ricketts Sanctuary and Brighton Beach. It is an unforgettable day for nature lovers out there.
Brighton Beach – Bathing Boxes
Nestled on Dendy Street Beach, the Brighton bathing boxes are a popular Bayside icon and cultural asset. The 82 Brighton bathing boxes are unique because of their uniform scale and proportion. As simple structures, all retain classic Victorian architectural features with timber framing, weatherboards and corrugated iron roofs. They remain as they did over one hundred years ago. Although there are many bathing boxes located around Port Phillip Bay and Western Port, the Brighton bathing boxes are the only remaining structures of their kind.
Original was four experimental lines used to develop rural areas in the early 1900s. Puffing Billy Railway is now a major tourist attraction. This century-old steam train continues to run on its original mountain track from Belgrave to Menzies Creek in the magnificent Dandenong Ranges.
Perch high above Melbourne and observe the striking seasons in the beautiful gardens of the highest villages in the Dandenong Ranges. Search for boutique treasures and browse through art and handicraft galleries. Sample a famous Dandenong Ranges Devonshire tea and enjoy the showcasing of local produce.
William Ricketts Sanctuary
Situated in a ferny glade in the Dandenongs, William Ricketts Sanctuary is a place of beauty and tranquillity. Day trips to this area are never forgotten thanks to both the beauty of the natural setting and the mystical sculptures half hidden among ferns along the pathways. Stroll through the gardens and explore the 92 ceramic sculptures of people and animals which merge with the natural surroundings.
Sky High was first established as a survey point in 1861, which has undergone a lavish and sympathetic redevelopment. See Melbourne from one of the most beautiful vantage points in the area and enjoy the unparalleled vista from the SkyHigh Bistro or picnic on the elevated viewing terrace. Sample some delicious local wines from Goulburn, Yarra Valley, Heathcote and more and drink in the natural beauty.
Full payment must be collected upon booking the tours. The above tour is conducted in Chinese. The tour guide/ driver guide will not repeat the commentary in English.
The size of vehicle will be determined by the number of passengers, it could be a mini, medium or large coach.
The above prices are include coach tour, professional tour guide, GST, liability insurance and entrance fees as specified on the itinerary. Exclude personal expenses, tips and travel insurance.
Extragreen Holidays accepts no responsibility for any loss, injury or death caused by accident, ignorance or negligence of any type whilst on tour or arising from the use of third party suppliers services, such as delay, failure of machinery and inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by force or other events which beyond our control. Purchasing a valid travel Insurance is highly recommended.
Please be ready at pick up point 15 minutes prior to the departure time. Our staff/ tour guide/ driver will not reconfirm or call the passenger/s on/ before the departure date.
The above prices are correct and subject to change without notice. Children:Child fares applies to child between 2-11 years old. Children under the age of 2 years old and not occupying a seat travel for free (but must sit on his/her parent’s lap).
Tips are $5 per person for both driver and tour guide and will be charged during/end of the tour.
Cancellation:No refund or change of date will be given if passenger decided to cancel the tour after the booking has been made. No refund or change of date will be given to passenger who missed the tour or no show at the departure point.There will be no refund or change once booking is confirmed.
Extragreen Holidays reserves the right to cancel or alter the tour prior to or after the date of departure and the right to adjust/alter the schedule of the tour.
Surcharge: There will be a surcharge of 2% surcharge to all payments made by Paypal,MasterCard, Visa and Union Pay cards. 3.5% surcharge for American Express and Diners Club.
Due to late returns of penguins in summer, return drop off is only at designated stops. Customers are not permitted to hop off half way. Extragreen holidays will not compensate any fees for missing public transport due to late return.
Other Conditions: Smoking is not permitted onboard of the vehicle. Food &drinks are not permitted onboard the vehicle except bottled water with screw top. .Please refer to our travel consultants for further details
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