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Puffing Billy Train Ride and Wine Tasting Tour- From Melbourne

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Key Highlights

  • A delightful journey through Melbourne’s eastern suburbs and views of the beautiful Dandenong Ranges in the distance
  • Take a Puffing Billy steam train ride from Belgrave to Menzies Creek and enjoy the picturesque landscape around you
  • A visit to the Dominique Portet Winery along with 2 other wineries where you can taste wine of exemplary quality
  • Enjoy the true essence of an Australian meal by partaking of the Aussie Billy tea snack
  • A delicious 2 course meal (optional) at the Rochford Winery
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday


    Approximately 9 hours

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    We provide pick up from selected hotels.

    Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking so that we can arrange hotel pick up.

    If your hotel is not a pick up point, you can meet the tour at Federation Square. (Please refer to the Please Note section for further details.)

    Ending Point

    Drop off to select hotel or Federation Square

  • Overview & Itinerary


    A trip to Australia can only be complete once you have enjoyed a ride on Australia’s favorite steam train. The Puffing Billy Railway is a heritage railway in the Dandenong Ranges near Melbourne and is an absolutely delightful tourist experience that you must not miss. Enjoy the Puffy Billy train ride from Belgrave to Menzies Creek and soak in the breath-taking scenic beauty around you.

    The Dominique Portet winery is bound to be a treat to your eyes as well as your palette. This quaint and picturesque winery boasts exemplary wine quality and beautiful scenery. Your wine tasting experience is further enhanced with trips to two other prominent wineries. A delightful 2 course optional lunch is also available at the Rochford Winery.

    This Melbourne tour will also include the quintessential Australian experience- the Billy tea snack that introduces you to an integral part of Australian culture.

    Your tour will be further enlivened by a comprehensive commentary by our experienced driver guide. Enjoy a guided and meticulously planned tour in the comfort of an air conditioned coach on this Melbourne day tour.


    The ‘Puffing Billy Train Ride & Wine Tasting’ tour starts at 8:20am from Federation Square, corner of Flinders and Russell Street.

    The tour will start with a journey through Melbourne’s eastern suburbs with views of the picturesque Dandenong Ranges in the distance. The Dandenongs also have a number of cafes and arts & crafts stores. This will be followed by a morning tea break at the beautiful Grants on Sherbrooke where the traditional Aussie Billy tea will be served. While at Grants, you can hand-feed some of the striking Australian birds like the Crimson Rosella, the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo and Pink-chested Galah.

    This will be followed by a 30 minutes Puffing Billy train ride from Belgrave to Menzies Creek, right through the charming Sherbrooke forest. The stunning views of Port Phillip Bay and the old Trestle Bridge make this train ride an absolute delight.

    Your next stop will be Victoria’s premium wine producing region. The scenery en route is striking with the Great Dividing Range as the backdrop. The visit to the Yarra Valley wineries in Victoria will provide the opportunity to taste award winning selections of Australian wine in 3 noted wineries including the Dominique Portet and the Rochford Winery. A delicious 2 course lunch (optional) will be at the arranged at the Rochford Winery.

    After lunch, you will head back to either Federation Square or be dropped off at your hotel.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Puffing Billy Steam Train ride (from Belgrave to Menzies Creek)
    • Aussie Billy Tea snack
    • Lunch (if option chosen)
    • Wine tasting at Dominique Portet and 2 other wineries
    • Experienced English speaking Driver Guide
    • Comprehensive commentary
    • Travel in an air-conditioned coach
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the tour start time to confirm all details.

    How to reach Federation Square: Federation Square is at the Corner of Flinders Street and Russell Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia. The meeting point is approximately 3 minutes walking from the Russel Street/ Flinders Street station. (Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour.)

    Additional info

    What to bringComfortable walking shoesSunglasses, sunscreen and hatWater bottleCameraJacket in cooler months