A TIMELESS EXPERIENCE RETURNS.

Almost every Melburnian has a special memory on board Puffing Billy, chugging through the forest, rolling hills and open farmland with legs hanging over the side. After a short temporary suspension of this much-loved activity, Puffing Billy Railway is thrilled to bring back the time-honoured tradition of passengers sitting on the carriage sills!

PUFFING BILLY IS OPEN DAILY.

All our visitors are required to pre-book their tickets online.

PLEASE NOTE

Please note there is limited parking in Belgrave town due to the construction of the new Belgrave Metro Car Park.

Please ensure you arrive in Belgrave 60 minutes before the departure of your train to allow time for parking and walking to the Belgrave Station Booking Office located on Old Monbulk Road.

For more information on getting here and where to park if travelling by car, click here.

EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Train Journeys

Journey onboard our open-sided carriages through the magnificent Dandenong Ranges, with lush fern gullies brushing past and Mountain Ash trees towering overhead. 

Picnic Packs

Pre-purchase a delicious picnic pack to enjoy as you ride over the hills, down the valley and into the lush forest on the original mountain track, or hold onto your afternoon snacks and set lunch up by Emerald Lake Park.

COG Bikes Australia Bike Hire

Hire a bike from Puffing Billy Railway's Lakeside Station and explore Emerald Lake Park precinct from a new perspective. Trail bikes, e-bikes, balance bikes or children's pedal bikes available to suit all capabilities and interests. 

Yoga & Pilates Classes

Enjoy a Saturday morning stretch at Lakeside Visitor Centre

Lakeside Visitor Centre

Dine-in at the modern café, collect a picnic hamper and explore the walking trails, go swimming (during summer!) or jump on a paddleboat in the cool waters of Lake Treganowan, discover steam artifacts in the Lakeside Hall before jumping on board your steam train, or host an event in a private function room.

Education Programs

Education Programs at Puffing Billy Railway incorporate multiple learning activities with a focus on an exploration of history through storytelling, a journey into nature, endless discovery, emotional and cultural connection, adventure and fun.

Train Journeys

Journey onboard our open-sided carriages through the magnificent Dandenong Ranges, with lush fern gullies brushing past and Mountain Ash trees towering overhead. 

Picnic Packs

Pre-purchase a delicious picnic pack to enjoy as you ride over the hills, down the valley and into the lush forest on the original mountain track, or hold onto your afternoon snacks and set lunch up by Emerald Lake Park.

COG Bikes Australia Bike Hire

Hire a bike from Puffing Billy Railway's Lakeside Station and explore Emerald Lake Park precinct from a new perspective. Trail bikes, e-bikes, balance bikes or children's pedal bikes available to suit all capabilities and interests. 

Yoga & Pilates Classes

Enjoy a Saturday morning stretch at Lakeside Visitor Centre

Lakeside Visitor Centre

Dine-in at the modern café, collect a picnic hamper and explore the walking trails, go swimming (during summer!) or jump on a paddleboat in the cool waters of Lake Treganowan, discover steam artifacts in the Lakeside Hall before jumping on board your steam train, or host an event in a private function room.

Education Programs

Education Programs at Puffing Billy Railway incorporate multiple learning activities with a focus on an exploration of history through storytelling, a journey into nature, endless discovery, emotional and cultural connection, adventure and fun.

WHAT'S ON

NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK

DATES | 15 - 19 AUGUST

Puffing Billy Railway is taking part in National Science Week this year and offering a range of excursion options for schools, digital or onsite.

Art Exhibition at Lakeside Visitor Centre

DATES | 2 APR - 31 AUGUST

In partnership with award-winning photographic artist and Guys Hill local, Karen Alsop, Puffing Billy Railway is pleased to introduce Animal Tales to the Lakeside Visitor Centre; a three-part animal-focused photographic series that juxtaposes human characteristics, behaviours, or situations with the faces of real-life native animals. 

Preschooler offer

DATES | MONDAY - FRIDAY

Travel on a weekday in school terms and save on tickets for the whole family: 20% off all excursion train tickets* – including concession if the grandparents want to tag along! Children under the age of 4 even travel free when sitting on the lap of a guardian. *T&Cs apply.

Explore puffing billy

Explore
Puffing Billy

Visit us

Puffing Billy continues to run on its original mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook in the magnificent Dandenong Ranges 40 kilometres east of Melbourne.

Locals Pass

Available exclusively to residents within a 10-kilometre radius of any Puffing Billy station, the Locals Pass is an opportunity for you to learn more about the railway, its activities and signature events.

Volunteer with us

If you’re ready to build lifelong friendships, contribute to the community and be part of living history – we'd love to have you on board! 

Visit us

Puffing Billy continues to run on its original mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook in the magnificent Dandenong Ranges 40 kilometres east of Melbourne.

Locals Pass

Available exclusively to residents within a 10-kilometre radius of any Puffing Billy station, the Locals Pass is an opportunity for you to learn more about the railway, its activities and signature events.

Volunteer with us

If you’re ready to build lifelong friendships, contribute to the community and be part of living history – we'd love to have you on board! 

PB CHILD SAFE LOGO

Safeguarding Children and Young People Statement of Commitment

Puffing Billy Railway’s staff and volunteers are committed to providing positive experiences for children in an environment that’s caring, nurturing and safe. All those team members who help keep the Railway running, are subject to a current Working with Children Check and a National Criminal History Check prior to their engagement.
Our Children, Our Focus, Our Future, Speak Up!