Phillip Island, Dandenong Ranges.
combination tour commencing with the first section of our Puffing Billy Tour 388 and then at Menzies
Creek joining our Penguin Deluxe Tour 376.
TOUR 388 HIGHLIGHTS:
Melbourne's eastern suburbs
Visit Sherbrooke Forest - heart of the Dandenongs; tall eucalypts, kookaburras and bellbirds
Share Bush Billy tea with the locals...colourful crimson rosellas and king parrots! (opportunity to hand feed with seed provided)
Ride through the forest from Belgrave on Puffing Billy steam train - an original steam locomotive.
TOUR 376 HIGHLIGHTS:
Churchill Island - explore the magic of this working heritage farm with magnificent views over Westernport Bay
Lunches and snacks are available (own expense)
Meet your farmer for a guided tour of the heritage farm
Feed 'Tiger' the goat
Pet baby animals in the nursery
Try your hand at milking 'Daisy' the cow!
Watch 'Panda' the Border Collie dog round up the ducks
Observe the farmer and his dogs herd Scottish Highland cattle
Learn the art of sheep shearing
Take a ride on a horse drawn wagon
Guided tour of the original cottage, homestead and heritage gardens
There is time for afternoon tea (own expense)
Look for wetland birds from the boardwalk (seasonal)
Phillip Island Nature Park - a natural home for koalas, shearwaters, seals and Little Penguins
Cowes by the sea - a popular holiday resort for over 100 years
The Nobbies - a rugged rocky outcrop
Seal Rocks - home to Australia's largest colony of fur seals
Witness the Penguin Parade on floodlit Summerland Beach from the Penguins Plus premium viewing area (MP4 audio tour and drink included)
See penguin rookeries from an elevated boardwalk
Inspect the Visitors Centre - an opportunity to learn about the life of the Little Penguin
During your evening return to Melbourne a panoramic Victorian video feature will be screened.
Gray Line Sightseeing Day Tours
If you want to see some of the best destinations Australia has to offer, Gray Line Sightseeing day tours can take you there. Gray Line is one of the biggest day tour providers in Australia with coach tours departing from and showcasing destinations like Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Hobart, Darwin and Adelaide. Grey Line can also take you to explore the beautiful destinations surrounding the capital cities like The Great Ocean Road, Blue Mountains, Phillip Island, Kangaroo Island, Rottnest Island, The Gold Coast and even as far north as Cairns, the Daintree Rainforest and Kakadu. The red centre is also a hit with Ayers Rock and Alice spring tours on their list of amazing and inspiring sightseeing day tours. With almost all tours offering door to door pickup services Grey Line make touring your must see destinations a breeze and the service and comfort offered make for an experience you will never forget. We look forward to welcoming you aboard one of our fleet of 85 vehicles throughout Australia and hope we can be a part of making your Australian holiday that little bit more special.
Tour Operates Daily October 1 through to March 31
Tour Operates MON, WED, FRI & SUN from April 1 through to September 30
Federation Square East (cnr Flinders & Russell Streets) or hotel pickups available
08:15 AM Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
How To Get There:
Historic steam train ride, entrance to Churchill Island and Penguin Parade premium viewing area, Koala Conservation Centre, on-coach video and Bush Billy tea
Please bring warm, waterproof clothing as nights can be cold on the island in any season. The Penguin Parade is a natural phenomenon taking place in the open outdoors.
Child Policy Info:
Children 4 – 14 years receive 50% discount off Adult Fare unless otherwise stated (15 and over is an adult. Under 4 is free).