Step back in time at Australia’s oldest and best-preserved heritage steam railway, Puffing Billy, located in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges only 1 hour from Melbourne.
With lush fern gullies brushing past the open side carriages and Mountain Ash trees towering overhead, Puffing Billy Railway makes for a wonderful opportunity to relax and breathe in the fresh air whilst the train makes its way through the temperate rainforest.
Discover wonderful wildlife and spectacular landscapes made for adventure while sitting on the carriage sill of Puffing Billy’s open-side carriages; a truly iconic experience that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
Visitors can enjoy travelling on board Puffing Billy as a stand-alone experience with the excitement beginning at Belgrave Station, or start the adventure from Lakeside Station, riding over the rolling hills, across iconic timber trestle bridges and through the open farmlands that surround Gembrook Station. With a range of Grazing Boxes available, pre-order your meals and spend the rest of your time making memories to treasure forever.
Located adjacent to Lakeside station sits Puffing Billy’s new state-of-the-art Lakeside Visitor Centre. Featuring a modern café, a dedicated gift shop featuring locally designed treasures and a gallery of steam artifacts in the Lakeside Hall, the Visitor Centre offers guests a cultural hub with world class facilities. Open daily with free entry to passengers and visitors.
Whether it’s energetic adventure, a touch of nostalgia or cultural experiences, there is something for everyone at Puffing Billy Railway.
Additional experiences include:
Carriage Hire – Enjoy the privacy and comfort of your own exclusive carriage with family or friends as you relax in our generously spaced open-side carriages.
Menzies Creek Museum – Whether it’s a fun activity full of imagination for the kids or a get-together with loved ones, a visit to our new historic museum is the perfect journey to spend time.
Paint & Sip experience – Get ready for the ultimate artistic adventure that combines boundless creativity with breathtaking views of the Dandenong Ranges in Puffing Billy Railway’s new Paint & Sip experience.