ANOTHER RECORD YEAR FOR PUFFING BILLY!
Good old-fashioned fun continues to reign supreme amongst locals and visitors alike, with more than 487,000 passengers flocking to Puffing Billy in 2016/17 – the fifth consecutive record year for the popular tourist attraction.
A GRAND DINING EXPERIENCE
- Puffing Billy's Steam & Cuisine Luncheon Step back in time and experience what it was like to travel first class in the glory days of rail! Puffing Billy’s Steam & Cuisine Luncheon experience takes passengers back to the early 1900s, when the wealthy and elite travelled in style and first class dining carriages were commonplace.
11 MILLIONTH PASSENGER VISITS
Whilst others are still pondering their new year resolutions, Puffing Billy is already full steam ahead in 2017! History was made on Thursday 5 January 2017 as the iconic Puffing Billy Railway welcomed its 11 millionth passenger on board since the Railway was reopened by the Puffing Billy Preservation Society in 1962.
900+ VOLUNTEERS WORTH THEIR WEIGHT IN GOLD
Puffing Billy Railway and its dedicated team of over 900 volunteers has won Gold at the Victorian Tourism Awards in the Outstanding Contribution by Volunteers category, announced on Thursday 24 November at the gala dinner in Melbourne.
PUFFING BILLY RELIC OF OUR MORE LEISURELY DAYS
The world famous steam train, The Puffing Billy Railway, is Australia’s favourite train and one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world. The railway which commenced operation in Australia on December 18, 1900 and operates every day except Christmas Day, is a genuine relic of our more leisurely days.