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Puffing Billy travels through the magnificent forests and fern gullies of the Dandenong Ranges from Belgrave, only one hour east of Melbourne.

This kids' favourite is open every day of the year except Christmas Day. You can even dangle your legs over the side of the carriage – if you dare!

Buy your tickets online, beat the queues and enjoy one of Melbourne's best activities for kids! With special discounted family fares and up to six trains running daily, there’s plenty of opportunity for a family-fun day out!


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suggestions for a day out with kids

  • Recommended Puffing Billy Journey: Belgrave to Lakeside return OR Lakeside to Gembrook return. Combine your journey with a visit to Emerald Lake Park adjacent to our Lakeside station.
  • Duration: Minimum 3 hours
  • Cost: Family ticket valid up to 2 Adults and 4 Children - View fares
  • Food: Pack a picnic or purchase lunch from our station kiosks or nearby cafes. 


Facilities for families

Puffing Billy Railway is committed to offering an enjoyable experience for everyone and has have a range of family friendly facilities available for our passengers. Find out more


How to get to Puffing Billy



View video about Emerald Lake Park 

Courtesy of Cardinia Shire Council

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