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Puffing Billy Railway

1 Old Monbulk Road, Belgrave, Victoria 3160, Australia
+61 3 9757 0700
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PUFFING BILLY OPERATES DAILY EXCEPT CHRISTMAS DAY. Puffing Billy is Australia’s favorite steam train and one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world. This century-old steam train continues to run on its original mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook in the magnificent Dandenong Ranges 40kms east of Melbourne. 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. Puffing Billy Railway is now a major tourist attraction and operates every day except Christmas Day, thanks to the tireless efforts of more than 900 dedicated volunteers.
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1 Old Monbulk Road, Belgrave, Victoria 3160, Australia
+61 3 9757 0700
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Belgrave by train on a Sunday because I wanted to catch the bus to go to the Dandenong Ranges. Apparently there's no bus service on Sundays. So what to do? I saw the sign to the Puffing Billy - so I thought...More

1  Thank SanJoseCaraga
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled from Flinders Street Station through the suburbs of Melbourne to Belgrave in the Dandenongs (1 hour) and hopped on the historic Puffing Billy with many other tourists and headed for Lakeside where we were looking forward to having a nice lunch and perhaps...More

2  Thank poniro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice day out, great views, great train. For all ages, worth the money spent on tickets. Gets rather full on weekends.

Thank Rob D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This delightful little steam train was all about the train/trip and not necessarily the destination. We chose the Natter Platter and although expensive, was presented well and tasted delicious. Loved the experience and would definitely recommend it. Thank you!

Thank ThegirlfromPerth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breathtaking views during the journey from Belgrave to Lakeside - 8.25 kms. Good way to experience the old historic joy and imagining & comparing the present luxury life of our life to the life of old generation. Need at least half day to do this...More

Thank Ashok S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Puffing Billy is a lovely tourist attraction requiring at least half a day's time allocation to really enjoy the full experience. We took public transport there, catching the Ringwood Limited Express after missing the direct Belgrave train from Flinders Street station. No worries, we got...More

Thank wlkbt_trvlr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a wonderful experience travelling from Belgrave to Emerald/Lakeside on Puffing Billy. It was a great winter's day but as the carriages are open to the air I suggest wearing a jacket, beanie, scarf and gloves. We agree that food is a bit limited...More

1  Thank LouTez
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great train ride through the ranges of Dandenong. Legs were hanging out of the carriage and you could feel the wind run through your hair. One of the highlights of our Melbourne trip! A must go for family of all ages! Weather was a...More

Thank Fishy0706
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a family trip from Belgrave to Lakeside return online. No problems finding the station or collecting our tickets. Very friendly service. It was good value and while a bit chilly (about the weather on the day not the experience) take an extra coat...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the ride so much. Riding through the magnificent forest with legs dangling out, enjoying mountain view from Belgrave to Lakeside. It is chilly and slight discomfort when the tiny particles flew into our eyes. Nice & friendly train officer. Definitely a unforgettable experience!

1  Thank Min81
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11 July 2017|
Response from ChenHsien | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I'm not sure about Rayner's stonefruit. I took a half day morning tour (puffing Billy train), 8am to 1pm, with Great Sights. This includes dandedong mountain view and sassafras village. Always check the weather forecast... More
8 July 2017|
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Response from EugeneYap | Reviewed this property |
there is an option for you. sit in the lee of the window drafts. then you can either stick out your legs if you like, or huddle together on the seats. as long as you are at the front end of carriage (hence the lee of the... More
29 May 2017|
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Response from Sandy F | Reviewed this property |
You might be best to book a day trip from your hotel which will take you to the Belgrave Station. You can then catch the Puffing Billy train from Belgrave to Lakeside and return to Belgrave where your bus will pick you up... More