I Puffing Billy tour for families


We know the whole family will love this I Heart Melbourne day trip….

Join us on the I Heart Melbourne Puffing Billy tour. This is a great tour for the whole family including feeding the wild cockatoos and rosellas followed by a cream tea, a ride through the hills on one the world’s greatest reconditioned steam trains (dangling legs outside of carriages is compulsory!), some gift shopping or cherry or berry picking when they are in season – a yum and fun family activity!

Start time: Departs Melbourne 8am

End time: Arrives back to Melbourne approx. 1.45pm

Arriving into Melbourne on a cruise and wish to take this tour? We can adapt the itinerary for cruise passengers into Melbourne. We will collect you from Station Pier and make sure you get back on board to continue your adventure. Be sure to let us know you are visiting Melbourne on a cruise at the time of booking.

Pricing: $420 – family of 4 (2 adults & 2 children). For additional guests please enquire for pricing.

About this tour:
Puffing Billy has to be seen to be believed.  Put quite simply it is magnificent, and it is a guarantee that this train will make your heart sing.  On the I Heart Puffing Billy tour you will experience one of the world’s finest steam trains as it winds its way through the amazing temperate rainforest sitting in exhilarating open sided carriages.  It’s a Melbourne rite of passage that legs must be dangled over the side!

During the summer season, we include an additional stop to go berry or cherry picking before heading back into Melbourne.  This is something unique to I Heart Melbourne Tours and you won’t get elsewhere. We are thrilled to bring you this fantastic and very family-friendly activity.

This half day tour includes:

  • Morning tea and feeding the wild cockatoos and rosellas.
  • Ride on Puffing Billy through some of the tallest trees in the world and over tressel bridges.
  • Seasonal alterations to the tour: during summer go cherry or berry picking (sampling the goods is obligatory!) and in the winter explore the wonderful hill side township of Sassafrass with its lovely tea rooms and boutique shops.
  • Complimentary door-to-door service.

To enquire about booking please email us at info@iheartmelbournetours.com.au and we’ll get back to you super quick.

Please note for your peace of mind we have a valid Victorian Government Working With Children Check.

Optional extras:

  • Why not do a half day Puffing Billy half day Yarra Valley tour? We have family friendly wineries on our list where the kids can roam free, or maybe go and visit Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary
  • An extended ride on Puffing Billy
  • Explore the Dandenongs and visit Skyhigh viewing point and cafe
  • Visit a lavender farm
  • William Ricketts forested sculpture walk

Here what our guests have to say about taking a family tour of Puffing Billy and the Dandenongs:

In such last minute period prior to our arrival, our wish to visit several interesting places can be managed and customized very well. Thanks a million James. As our first time to Australia, we found enjoyable moments for Puffing Billy, picking berries, seeing koala and kangaroo, visiting Yarra Valley chocolaterie and of course Brighton beach only in one day and on top of it, our kids can enjoy the whole day without feeling boring. We are looking forward to having another tour in Melbourne with I Heart Melbourne Tours.

– Saint & Spica, Indonesia


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