Take a journey aboard Australia’s favourite steam train Puffing Billy. Kids and adults alike will love dangling their legs over the sides of the carriages as they wind through the lush rainforest of the magnificent Dandenong Ranges. Bring a picnic to enjoy with the family in the picturesque Emerald Lake Park. Located just one hour east of Melbourne, it makes for the perfect day out!
This century-old steam train continues to run on its original mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook. Built to serve at the turn of the century it 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.
Buy tickets online
You can purchase tickets online for our daily excursion trains departing from Belgrave or Lakeside stations.
Take advantage of our discounted family fare which allows up to 2 adults and up to 4 children (aged 4-16) to travel for just $114
Day out with Thomas
Day out with Thomas runs every Autumn and Spring at Puffing Billy’s Gembrook station. Come and spend the day with Thomas and his friends and Sir Topham Hatt. It’ll be a great day out for the whole family. Sign up to our newsletter to be alerted when tickets for these events go on sale!
Autumn dates 2018: March 3rd & 4th, 18th & 19th, 24th & 25th.
Visit www.puffingbilly.com.au for timetable details.