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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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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1 Old Monbulk Road, Belgrave, Victoria 3160, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Absolutely love this experience. The steam train rides through Dandenong Ranges and passengers young and old are alowed to sit on the window ledges with their legs dangling out of the train. All the staff/volunteers here are cheerful and obviously enjoy their work - they...More

Thank ChinSF
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took our 4 grandsons on Santa express, Saturday 9th Dec We were very disappointed in a few things this year Main disappointment was the quality of gifts the children received compared to last year also the activity of headphone dancing was very badly run...More

Thank Diane H
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was really an experience travelling in a steam engine and with your legs hanging out of the carriages. like many have mentioned, it's better to be sitting on the right side of the carriages so that you get a better view. My kids really...More

1  Thank blueroti
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great attraction and easily reached from Melbourne as the metro station is 5 minutes walk from Puffing Billy’s station. Really enjoyed this trip and I have been on many narrow gauge railways in Wales and it compares well. Except no buffet car or on train...More

Thank Y3363HArichardw
Reviewed 5 days ago

Puffing Billy is not just a kids train ride but an opportunity to travel 42 kilometers between Belgrave and Gembrook , through the Sherbrook Forest and the bush at the back of the Dandenong's on a 1900's vintage train that was used back then as...More

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Puffing Billy Railway is great for all ages, step back in time and have a adventure on beautifully restore steam engines and carriages, through the picturesque Dandenong ranges. We did the trail up to Lakeside, had a lovely walk around and lunch, jumped back on...More

Thank Damian H
Reviewed 1 week ago

A resteraunt meal on tracks was an awesome way to enjoy an anniversary. The meal was enjoyable, the experience splendid and the Puffing Billy staff friendly and relaxed. A most enjoyable outing for adults.

Thank Mark N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I absolutely love this experience! It is a must go. My children loved it as well. What amazed me was that many of the workers are volunteers who are very passionate about preserving and sharing the history of this place. Some tips: 1) Parking isn't...More

1  Thank Isaiah D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great day out on the puffing billy. The staff (who many are volunteers) were great and so friendly. We caught the train from Belgrave to Lakeside which was about an hour. The highlight was being able to sit and swing your legs...More

Thank Lizardlegs123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First off, let me say due to time constraints we only rode the steam train from Belgrave to Menzies Creek (short trip). The weather and scenery were beautiful. My suggestion is to sit on the right side of the train as you face forward toward...More

1  Thank ThirstytoTravel
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Gnome1972
12 December 2017|
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Response from Peter M | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a good range off food ,Hot and cold food. Not sure if you can swim there
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mytravelreview49
10 October 2017|
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Response from Aquariuscraze | Reviewed this property |
Yup there is. They serve, fish and chips, sandwiches, wraps etc or finger food like fries and nuggets. Or if you just want a break, they have coffee and ice cream too. Not a big place though, if you happen to hit the peak... More
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Augustin C
3 October 2017|
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Response from MarcoAust | Reviewed this property |
We parked across the road at the public train station. No problems . Then there is a walkway to puffing billy under the road. Enjoy.
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