Puffing Billy & Historical Melbourne

11 November - 15 November 2019

Come along with us and discover the famous historical attractions Melbourne has to offer.

Staying right in the heart of the city, we will visit the old Melbourne Gaol. Here we will become inmates on a mission to hatch the perfect escape plan. Solve the riddles, find the clues, and keep our eyes out for the guards!

A highlight of the holiday for any train lovers out there will be the Puffing Billy Steam Train. The journey aboard Puffing Billy takes you through the magnificent Dandenong Ranges. Puffing Billy was built to serve at the turn of the century and is a genuine relic of our more leisurely days. The Railway is the major survivor of four experimental lines used to develop rural areas in the early 1900s.

For the rock n roll fans, we’ll have a photo opportunity to show off to your friends at AC/DC lane! Melbourne’s old timed lanes are home to many colourful street art displays.

We will do a spot of shopping at the famous Queen Victoria Markets and one afternoon, enjoy a Yarra River cruise down to Docklands.

If Melbourne is on your holiday hit list, you’re sure to enjoy this experience.

Total Package Cost $450.00 + NDIS Supports

Departure Point: Sydney Domestic Airport

Not an NDIS Participant or don't wish to use NDIS funds? Contact Us for a full cost breakdown.

Day 1

On arrival at Sydney Domestic Airport, we’ll welcome everyone to the group, farewell our family and friends, then drop off our luggage and check into our flight. Melbourne here we come! Once we arrive in Melbourne, we will collect our transport for the trip and make our way into the city. We will check into our accommodation, settle into our rooms and have some free time to relax or simply hang out with our new friends. Later we’ll get ready to go out for dinner as a group. After dinner will be free time before bed. We’ve got a few exciting days ahead!

Day 2 

After enjoying a delicious breakfast, we will get ready for our day out. Today we will head back in time aboard Puffing Billy. We will start our journey at Belgrave Station. Participants can visit the refreshment room for souvenirs, food and beverages. Belgrave is also home to our Locomotive Running Shed & Workshop. This where storage, maintenance and restorations take place on the Puffing Billy family of locomotives. Our destination is Emerald Lake Park. A beautiful place to relax alongside the lake and enjoy the tranquil surroundings and some lunch. After lunch, we will jump back on-board Puffing Billy and travel back though the ranges to Belgrave. Later we will go back to our accommodation to put our feet up for a while before we get ready to go out for dinner. Melbourne is well known for its world class restaurants, we will be spoilt for choice!

Day 3

After another scrumptious breakfast at our hotel, we will get organised for another fun day out. Today we will visit the famous Old Melbourne Goal. We’ll hear all about Ned Kelly and the Kelly gang and other infamous old time crooks. We’ll take on the mission of inmates and try our luck busting out of Gaol! After our prison break, we’ll grab some lunch, then make our way to the Queen Victoria Markets for some souvenir and classic market shopping. Later we will go back to our accommodation to put our feet up for a while before we get ready to go out for dinner.

Day 4 

After breakfast at our hotel, we’ll get set for our Melbourne Discovery day. In the morning we will head to Southbank Promenade where we’ll board our Yarra River cruise. This is one of the best ways to see the city sights as we cruise past the CBD and discover one of the busiest trading ports in the Southern hemisphere! After our cruise, we will enjoy lunch along the waterfront. In the afternoon we’ll ride the city trams and follow the map like a treasure hunt to find some of Melbourne well known street art spots. Including AC/DC lane! Later we will go back to our accommodation to put our feet up for a while before we get ready to go out and party our last night away! After dinner in the city we’ll hit up one of Melbourne’s karaoke bars!!! 

Day 5

All good things must come to an end. After breakfast, we will pack up our things, making sure we haven’t left anything behind, and make our way back to Melbourne airport. On arrival back in Sydney we’ll be greeted by our family and friends who are sure to be keen to hear all about our Melbourne holiday.

As listed in our Terms and Conditions - Trusted Travel will endeavor to operate all tours/holidays as planned and to the itinerary advertised. Due to circumstances out of our control, this itinerary may be subject to change.

We understand that not everyone lives near the departure location. If you need assistance getting to and from the meeting point, please contact our friendly travel consultants. They will happily help you to find a way from A to B. 

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