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Puffing Billy Railway

Belgrave, Australia
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About Puffing Billy Railway
PUFFING BILLY OPERATES DAILY (except Christmas Day). Puffing Billy is Australia’s favourite 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 600 dedicated volunteers.
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Janice wrote a review Jun 2021
5 contributions4 helpful votes
Fantastic travel. Wow views. For adults as well, very enjoyable. Only thing some of the volunteer assisting visitors, we could tell, were not in good mood. We still had fun.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Jeffry b wrote a review May 2021
Essendon, Australia8624 contributions2630 helpful votes
Kids love Puffing Billy. It's a steam train with real steam, that runs on coal. Puffing Billy runs through the rugged Dandenongs on a narrow gauge line, that weaves its way through the mountains. Passengers get a good view through the open windows. Puffing Billy runs from the Belgrave Station, on the Melbourne Metro network. By thw way, in the colder months Puffin Bill runs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On-line bookings only, no walk-up.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Jeffry b wrote a review May 2021
Essendon, Australia8624 contributions2630 helpful votes
Puffing Billy is a train trip running through the scenic Dandenong Ranges; it is an adventure that few will ever forget. Puffing Billy is a vintage steam train running on a narrow gauge line, kids especially love it. Puffing Billy does indeed puff, it runs on coal. Puffing Billy is Australia's premier heritage railway. By the way, all bookings must be done on-line, no walk-up tickets. In the colder months, Puffing Billy runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Puffing Billy runs from Belgrave Station, a station on the Melbourne Metro network.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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KevinP1314 wrote a review May 2021
Monifieth, United Kingdom1873 contributions215 helpful votes
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Visited here out of interest from having had a puffing Billy bar/restaurant besides the Commando Training Centre in Devon U.K. It was sadly a disappointment to me due to Draconian enforcement of muzzle wearing whilst travelling in the clean free air of Victoria.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Lisa L wrote a review May 2021
Melbourne, Australia203 contributions166 helpful votes
Lunch at the Packing shed. Nobelius siding. What a great day and adventure. The best train ride through the picturesque hills, around the corners, smoke blowing from the engine. It was magical. Lovely to sit back and just enjoy the countryside, taking plenty of photos. Arrive at the packing shed and yes it is still currently in the packing shed. But once you walk in, its transformed into seats with covers and tables with linen table cloths. Staff there are fantastic. Quick to take orders and get drinks served. Two food Courses spaced well. Clean toilets. One downside there was no time to walk around the park. But that is so minor. The food tasty and delicious. Drinks at reasonable prices. Even have heaters for the cooler days. This was a really worthwhile trip, so we highly recommend it to anyone wanting that something a little bit special. Try and book for a good clear day as if its raining the views will be lost if the screens need to be pulled down on the train. The magic is getting the photo as the engine rounds the corners and the steam drifts up. Unfortunately we heard they are building a new restaurant on the lake, may be a good thing, but the magic of the packing shed could be lost, which would be a real shame. Do yourself a favour and book this special day out. Parking is a bit hit and miss but where isn't it.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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