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Puffing Billy Railway

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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...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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1 Old Monbulk Road, Belgrave, Victoria 3160, Australia
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+61 3 9757 0700
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Last year for our youngest son's birthday we took a lunch trip. We did lunch because you would be able to see outside the train.

Thank HolidayerVictoria
Puffing Billy R, Marketing Executive at Puffing Billy Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for visiting. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, the team at Puffing Billy Railway.

Reviewed 2 days ago

Great day trip. Leave plenty of time for this. Volunteers work here because they love trains and tourists, so you will always find someone to chat to. Lovely scenic train ride through the hills. Arrive early and park just before the roundabout - plenty of...More

Thank jeaniesnow
Puffing Billy R, Marketing Executive at Puffing Billy Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting Puffing Billy. It sounds like you had a very enjoyable experience travelling through the Dandenong Ranges. Our volunteers do a wonderful job, and we will be sure to pass on your kind words to the team. Kind regards, the team at...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

This attraction is located in the eastern Melbourne suburb of Belgrave about a one hour train trip from the central Flinders St station. It is worth noting that this railway is totally run by volunteers who do a brilliant job There are options as to...More

Thank Terry B
Puffing Billy R, Marketing Executive at Puffing Billy Railway, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Terry, Thank you for visiting Puffing Billy. By the sounds of things, it seemed to be a very enjoyable experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to the railway again soon. Kind regards, the team at Puffing Billy Railway.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

While many friends told me that this is mainly for kids, we as adults enjoyed the ride too.. the view was beautiful.. the carriages were clean and well maintained..

Thank skputtur
Puffing Billy R, Marketing Executive at Puffing Billy Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for visiting us. It's nice to hear you enjoyed your experience onboard Puffing Billy. We look forward to welcoming you back to the railway again soon. Kind regards, the Puffing Billy team.

Reviewed 6 days ago

I am a local and I took my grandparents on the Puffing Billy during their visit from interstate. We were lucky to have good weather, a nice mild day made it very pleasant ride. The views were amazing and the scenery was breath taking, nice...More

Thank Danielle M
Puffing Billy R, Marketing Executive at Puffing Billy Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Danielle, Thanks for visiting us. It is lovely to hear you had an enjoyable experience at Puffing Billy. We are aware that the car park at Belgrave Station can be an issue for many visitors and are working on alternative experiences for visitors, such...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I did this tour late in July and even though it was very cold and there were no windows on the carriages it was worth every minute of the trip up to Gembrook and returning to Belgrave, the scenery was spectacular and at the end...More

Thank Nigel S
Puffing Billy R, Marketing Executive at Puffing Billy Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Nigel, Thank you for visiting us. It's lovely to hear you enjoyed your trip to and from Gembrook. Looking forward to seeing you soon again soon. Kind regards, the team at Puffing Billy Railway.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came down from Sydney to visit Thomas the Tank Engine. Our son who is 2.5 enjoyed himself very much. The event was very well planned and spaced out. Lots of activities to keep them entertained from face painting to jumping castles. The short train...More

Thank ShellSammut
Puffing Billy R, Marketing Executive at Puffing Billy Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Michelle, Thanks for visiting us at Puffing Billy's Day Out With Thomas event. It's always a pleasure hosting guests at Gembrook for a fun activity-filled day out with the family. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, the team at Puffing Billy...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the train ride as one part of a package tour from Viator. The trains are well-restored, and the workers are dressed in period costume. If you are a fan of narrow-gauge steam trains, you'll probably get a kick out of the ride. It...More

Thank RJ748
Puffing Billy R, Marketing Executive at Puffing Billy Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for including Puffing Billy in your tour. It sounds like you had an enjoyable experience travelling on the train, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the railway again soon. Maybe next time you can join us from Lakeside to Gembrook and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a journey through time & an amazing scenic trip thought great forests & hills. I’d recommend this to anyone! Take your camera, the views are amazing!

Thank Ben_Parks
Puffing Billy R, Marketing Executive at Puffing Billy Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting Ben, It sounds like you had an enjoyable experience onboard Puffing Billy, and we're looking forward to welcoming you back to the railway again soon. Kind regards, the team at Puffing Billy Railway.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've done this before but three of our group haven't - it was cold but the station staff are very warm. It's a real pity that we can't put the legs out any more because of one idiot's actions. However,it's still a scenic ride and...More

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bumich
18 November 2018|
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Response from Puffing Billy R | Property representative |
Hi Colette, Thank you for your message. We recommend travelling Lakeside to Gembrook. Lakeside Station has ample parking available, with a small council ticket fee. In Gembrook, there are plenty of cafes and restaurants... More
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348rachelk
4 November 2018|
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Response from Puffing Billy R | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your message 348rachelk. The temporary suspension is currently still in place, until we conduct a full safety investigation, we cannot confirm when the ban will be lifted. Whilst you are temporally... More
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Wan Syamimee M
1 October 2018|
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Response from Puffing Billy R | Property representative |
Hi Wan Syamimee M, Thank you for your message. It is very easy to travel to Puffing Billy by electric train, please catch a train on the Belgrave line from the CBD and travel to Belgrave. From here, follow the blue line... More
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