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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1 Old Monbulk Road, Belgrave, Victoria 3160, Australia
+61 3 9757 0700
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took a trip up to Lakeside Emerald on Puffing Billy. Return trip cost $57 per adult and it was great value. We left in the morning, had a bbq for lunch on the free Barbie's, spent the day at the lake and it's beautiful surroundings,...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have a wonderful 30mins experience ride from Belgrave to Menzie Creek Station. The scenery was great with lots of birds and bushes along our train ride.

Thank kokomitay
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had an amazing day on Puffing Billy, all of the staff were friendly and very helpful. We packed a picnic lunch and enjoyed ourselves immensely. The scenery is stunning and it is a unique experience. Even my ambivalent teenage son had a blast while...More

Thank joelene2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

"Train whistle blowing, makes a sleepy noise..." I’m humming this old Seekers song to myself as I step onto the historic Puffing Billy Platform and it feels like I’ve just stepped back in time. Waiting on the tracks, steam billowing out of the funnel and...More

Thank MyLittleAdventuresau
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful experience to sit on the train with your legs hanging out, enjoying the fresh air and the nature.

Thank Vien919
Puffing Billy R, Marketing Executive at Puffing Billy Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Vien919 Thank your for your excellent feedback, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the experience! With kind regards from the Puffing Billy team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm from HK and never seen old traditional steam railway and the sitting is very special. It's good to let your kids also join and feel the past. It's only 30 mins but you can enjoy a lot & take photos there. The villagers will...More

1  Thank yy0998
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous well managed restaurant car. Well organised and reasonable quality food. Certainly they serve tasty large portions with an adequate inexpensive wine list. One forgets how beautiful the Dandenongs are. Lush green and with us chugging along with a steam engine with some out of...More

Thank MarcoAust
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Haven't been on the train for over 25 years, so thought we would try something different and enjoy a luncheon trip. Daughter and her husband and my wife and I enjoyed a 3 course meal which included an entree, main and dessert that was served...More

Thank Gary M
Puffing Billy R, Marketing Executive at Puffing Billy Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Gary M Thank you for taking the time to review Puffing Billy Railway. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your day out on the Steam & Cuisine Luncheon. With kind regards from the Puffing Billy team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was an amazing experience where you can actually feel the old coal burning train and you get to put your leg out there and sit at the side of the train. Great for phototaking and we saw a couple taking their prewed photoshoot in...More

2  Thank ermyl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one kind of different experience. It provides wonderful journey with the steam trains. As it being maintained by the volunteers, they are definitely doing a great job. We went end on August and its freezing cold as we get nearer to the mountain....More

Thank shanthini88
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Jade I
19 September 2017|
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Response from Manjula R | Reviewed this property |
You have 1 cafe in each station but not a restaurant. You can take your own food and drinks and go. But the cafe's are having certain good items to purchase. Go in the earliest Billy and spend some time in Lakeside station... More
17 September 2017|
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Response from Debra S | Reviewed this property |
I believe the train goes both directions. Check out their timetable or ask the very friendly and helpful staff
17 September 2017|
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Response from Rogerbelvedere | Reviewed this property |
There is a half hour public Bus Sevice back to Belgrave on week days, check timetable for weekends / or better still...., Check timetable, for train there is is a down train that waits at Menziee Creek for the up train to... More