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Puffing Billy Train With Optional Penguin Parade or Melbourne City Tour

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    After departing Federation Square in Melbourne, travel out of the city through the South-Eastern suburbs to the beautiful Sherbrooke Forest, right in the heart of The Dandenongs for a refreshing stop of Aussie style morning tea. Your Aussie style morning tea consists of Bush Billy Tea, lamingtons and Vegemite to try with crackers.  There is time also to buy some bird seed to hand feed the colorful and peckish crimson rosellas and king parrots!
    After this delightful treat, hop on board the Puffing Billy steam train at Belgrave to Menzies Creek. The half hour journey through the forest is the most scenic and our driver will meet you at Menzies Creek for the remainder of the tour.
    To cap off this fun morning tour in the Blue Dandenongs, stop in the village of Sassafras. This lovely village is well known among Melbournians for it's good quality antiques and crafts, as well as it's tea shop. The tour will conclude at Federation Square.
    If you have chosen the optional upgrade for the Penguin Parade and the Melbourne City Tour, you will start the second half of your tour here.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    While researching for our trip to Australia, Puffing Billy came up as something popular to do. We did the half-day tour and were back in the city around 1PM. We booked through Sightseeing Australia. I have nothing negative to say about the tour itself -...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank I4106OVmichellep
    MiaL1503, Manager at Gray Line Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

    Thank you for your honest feedback regarding your Half Day Puffing Billy Tour. We are sorry to hear the overall experience did not meet your expectations and we understand that everybody has different preferences and opinions. It’s a shame you didn’t enjoy the ride through...More

    Reviewed 3 July 2019

    Although slow to pass the natural sights for the treat of your eyes,Puffing Billy is all "airy" with its glassless windows! No, that does not mean that you can dangle your legs outside, better be safe than sorry, but you can easily switch sides to...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank Mona H
    MiaL1503, Manager at Gray Line Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2019

    We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience on the famous Puffing Billy steam train through the lush rainforest of the Blue Dandenongs. This experience is very unique and a must do experience whilst visiting Melbourne. Thank you for taking the time to share...More

    Reviewed 10 May 2019

    We thoroughly enjoyed the Puffing Billy half day tour. Just be sure to rug up as carriages are open sided.More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank ColDeb
    MiaL1503, Manager at Gray Line Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2019

    Thank you for your review we are happy to hear you enjoyed yourselves on your Half Day Puffing Billy Tour. It can get very cold so we agree it’s a great idea to come prepared and wear lots of layers of clothing. Puffing Billy is...More

    Reviewed 19 April 2019

    I was very lucky that we had good weather on the day of the tour. On the journey to the train station, our guide, James, shared with us about the history of Melbourne and the Puffingbilly. I had no idea that back then they actually...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank wanderlustgirl123
    MiaL1503, Manager at Gray Line Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2019

    Thank you Wanderlustgirl123 for your lovely review of your Half day Puffing Billy Tour. We are delighted to hear that you would recommend our tour to others, especially families. Riding on Puffing Billy is a very unique experience and the lush rainforest scenery is truly...More

    Reviewed 15 April 2019

    Very short trip on the train, not too good if you sit on the wrong side not much to look at and you miss out on the best photo opportunityMore

    Date of experience: April 2019
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    MiaL1503, Manager at Gray Line Melbourne, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2019

    Thank you for your honest feedback regarding your Half Day Puffing Billy Tour. The train ride is 30 minutes in duration and covers the most scenic section of track between Belgrave and Menzies Creek Station. We are sorry if your views were obscured but unfortunately...More

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    Regina G
    19 April 2019|
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    Response from Emiliani C |
    Hi Regina Melbourne city can reach by Tram There is free of charge Tram inside the city Usually Billy Puffing and Penguin Parade can go within 1day If possible, you can take by Public transport and all Melbourne's places... More
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    Ilina165
    16 March 2019|
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    Response from IvorPerth | Reviewed this property |
    The coach takes you back from where you left in Melbourne CBD, Federation Square.
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