1 Day Puffing Billy and Yarra Valley Winery Tour

Puffing Billy and Yarra Valley Winery Tour

Journey to the stunning Dandenong Ranges and experience the wonders of the Puffing Billy and Yarra Valley Winery Tour. Be captivated by the towering Mountain Ash Trees and breath in the fresh air as you head into Grant on Sherbrooke to indulge in their beautiful Devonshire Tea and scones. See and photograph the native birds before you head to the heart of the Sherbrooke forest to journey aboard the Puffing Billy, relax and take in the beautiful surroundings as the steam train winds its way through the lush forest. Then Travel to the Yarra Valley for a tour and tastings at three renowned vineyards.

puffing billy and yarra valley winery tour

 

puffing billy and yarra valley winery tour

“Fantastic day spent touring around the area under the skillful driving and informative commentary of Peter. Thoroughly recommend the tour.” – Pauline C – UK

 

 

Puffing Billy and Yarra Valley Winery Tour Highlights

  • Visit The Dandenong Ranges
  • Devonshire Tea at Grants on Sherbrooke
  • Photograph Australian Native Birds
  • Ride the Historic Puffing Billy Steam Train
  • Tour the Yarra Valley Wine region
  • Visit three Vineyards for tastings

**This tour is operated in partnership with AAT Kings. Please note this tour price does not include lunch.

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by Kate P on Wildlife Tours Australia
Wineries & Forest

I joined this puffing billy and yarra valley tour and saw wonderful forest views on puffing billy. Tasted lovely wines in the Yarra Valley. This was a great tour thank your Wildlife Tours.

by Harry Lee on Wildlife Tours Australia
A Puffing great time ; )

We joined this Puffing Billy to Yarra Valley day tour from Melbourne and had a great time. We had a comfortable coach ride out to the Dandenongs Forest and went on the Steam Train. We loved sipping wine through the Yarra Valley. Such beautiful destinations. We highly recommend exploring these regions.

by Ling Mei on Wildlife Tours Australia
Puffing Billy Yarra Valley Tour

We really enjoy this puffing billy yarra valley tour from Melbourne. You ride olden day steam train through lovely forest. We taste wine in beautiful wine valley. We loved this tour. highly recommend.

Itinerary

  • Why the Puffing Billy and Yarra Valley tour?

    A truly relaxing day and a wonderful escape from the city!

    This tour perfectly encapsulates two magical destinations without having to travel too far from Melbourne. Relax in the lush green forests of the Dandenong Ranges and let your inner child delight at the fun of the Puffing Billy Steam Train ride.

    Then indulge your senses with a tour of three fantastic wineries in the world famous Yarra Valley to enjoy some cool climate wine. All with return to Melbourne in time for dinner!

  • Devonshire Tea at Grants on Sherbrooke

    In a large comfortable coach, drive for just under an hour and you will soon notice the fresh air of the cool temperate Rainforest as we head towards our first stop Grants on Sherbrooke.

    Be treated to delicious homemade scones with cream and jam while surrounded by a plethora of Australian native birds. Relax to the sounds of the bush and the bird song and have your camera ready for up close photo opportunities as you look out for Rosellas, Cockatoos, King Parrots and be sure to listen out for the elusive Lyrebird!

    After the treat of morning tea you then depart for the short drive to the beginning of our Puffing Billy adventure! You start the journey at Belgrave where you will board the iconic steam train.

  • Ride the Puffing Billy Steam Train

    At the Belgrave Station you will be given the chance to understand the workings of the historic and immaculately preserved train, with friendly conductors waiting to show you aboard and answer any questions.

    Once you’re all aboard and read to ride, it’s off and away through the lush green rainforest as we puff through the trees, taking in the fresh air and scenery.

    Be ready to wave at passers by as locals and visitors alike love the site of the Puffing Billy Train chugging along the tracks as you weave through Sherbrooke forest, still keeping you eyes out for the wildlife in this pocket of natural bushland, you may be lucky enough to see a wallaby hopping through the bush…you will feel like you are a million miles away from the city!

    The last part of the train journey shows stunning views of Port Phillip Bay before we alight in Menzies Creek, with a chance to view the arts and craft stores and cafés offering delicious homemade produce. We then hop back on to the comfortable coach, fully equipped with wifi to upload pictures from the morning’s activities as we drive for just under an hour north into the Beautiful Yarra Valley. Continuing along the Great Dividing Range you will notice the green rainforest being swapped for vines, orchards and groves.

  • Tour the Yarra Valley

    Next it’s to the Yarra Valley. Journey to our first tasting at the world renowned Rochford Wines in the Yarra valley. Here you will have the chance to peruse their shop, purchase lunch (at own expense) and sample their range of delectable Pinot’s, Chardonnay’s and more.

    Be sure to climb the spiral staircase for views out over the valley or grab a picture with their rolling vines behind you.
    A short drive then takes you on to another one of the Yarra Valley’s leading wineries. Enjoy tastings at two more exclusive locations, these final two tastings can include such venues as Dominique Portet, Domaine Chandon or De Bortoli Wines. Whichever cellar door we visit on the day, it is guaranteed to be a unique experience with award winning wines to be tasted, beautiful views of the valley included!

    The journey back to Melbourne is less than one hour so you can relax on the comfortable coach reflecting on the days adventures getting you back in to the city for 5.30pm, giving you the chance to head out for dinner and try some of the amazing cuisine on offer in Australia’s food capital!

Details

  • What's Included?

    • Puffing Billy Historic Stream train ride
    • Visit three Wineries for tastings- Rochford, Dominique Portet, Yering Farm
    • Morning tea and snacks
    • Experienced Driver/Guide with commentary
  • Pricing & Package Deal Discounts

    A) $175 Adults, $110 Child (0-12yrs)
    B) Book any other tour and save $10 off second tour, or receive a free Eureka Skydeck entry

    ** One discount offer cannot be used in conjunction with another offer

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by Kate P on Wildlife Tours Australia
Wineries & Forest

I joined this puffing billy and yarra valley tour and saw wonderful forest views on puffing billy. Tasted lovely wines in the Yarra Valley. This was a great tour thank your Wildlife Tours.

by Harry Lee on Wildlife Tours Australia
A Puffing great time ; )

We joined this Puffing Billy to Yarra Valley day tour from Melbourne and had a great time. We had a comfortable coach ride out to the Dandenongs Forest and went on the Steam Train. We loved sipping wine through the Yarra Valley. Such beautiful destinations. We highly recommend exploring these regions.

by Ling Mei on Wildlife Tours Australia
Puffing Billy Yarra Valley Tour

We really enjoy this puffing billy yarra valley tour from Melbourne. You ride olden day steam train through lovely forest. We taste wine in beautiful wine valley. We loved this tour. highly recommend.

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Travelodge Docklands
66 AURORA LANE, DOCKLANDS
7:05am
Atlantis Hotel
300 SPENCER ST, MELBOURNE
7:15am
Sofitel On Collins
25 COLLINS ST, MELBOURNE
7:15am
Langham Hotel
1 SOUTHGATE AVENUE, SOUTHBANK
7:10am
Windsor Hotel
111 SPRING ST, MELBOURNE
7:20am
Vibe Savoy
630 LITTLE COLLINS ST (stand on corner), MELBOURNE
7:10am
Radisson on Flagstaff
380 WILLIAM ST, MELBOURNE
7:15am
Holiday Inn
575 FLINDERS LANE, CNR SPENCER ST, MELBOURNE
7:30am
Crown Promenade
8 WHITEMAN ST, SOUTHBANK
7:15am
Ibis on Therry
15 THERRY STREET, MELBOURNE
7:30am
Mercure Welcome
265 LT. BOURKE STREET, MELBOURNE
7:35am
Mantra on Russell
222 RUSSELL ST, MELBOURNE
7:40am
Federation Square East (behind MCG side)
CNR RUSSELL COURT & FLINDERS ST, MELBOURNE
7:45am

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