There is so much to see and do in the Yarra Valley, we recommend that you make a day or weekend of taking in all the sights. The ideal way to do this, is to book accommodation the night before your balloon flight, and really take the time to explore what this stunning region has to offer.
We have put together a list of things to do whilst visiting the Yarra Valley to make your trip all that more enjoyable.
Step back in time at Australia’s favourite steam train, Puffing Billy!
Puffing Billy is one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world and operates every day of the year, except Christmas Day, thanks to the tireless efforts of their volunteers.
The excitement begins from the moment you arrive at the station with the sight of the historic locomotives, the smell of the steam and the sound of the train’s whistle.
The Railway was built in 1900 to serve the local communities that lived in the hills, carrying anything from passengers to timber, livestock, potatoes and plants.
Today, Puffing Billy Railway is a major tourist attraction and incites visitors to come and experience a century old tradition. Ride in the open sides carriages as the historic steam trains continue to run on their original mountain track between Belgrave and Gembrook, in the natural surrounds of the magnificent Dandenong Ranges.
Start your morning with a approx. 1 hour hot air balloon flight in Yarra Valley - only a leisurely 50mins drive from Melbourne CBD.
Rates per person
* 6 to 12 years old