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General Admission | Excursion Train

Journey through the magnificent Dandenong Ranges, with lush fern gullies brushing past and Mountain Ash trees towering overhead. Puffing Billy makes for a wonderful opportunity to relax and breathe in the fresh air whilst the train makes its way through the temperate rainforest.

Train Journey & Picnic Packs

We have a range of delicious picnic packs available. These are available for pre-order with your train tickets and can be collected from the Lakeside Visitor Centre Cafe.

Carriage Hire

Whether it’s reconnecting with loved ones on a multigenerational trip, catching up with friends, a surprise marriage proposal, birthday party or engagement celebrations, our exclusive carriage hire offers you and your guests the opportunity to sit back and relax in our generously spaced open-side carriages.

Yoga & Pilates Classes

Enjoy a Saturday morning stretch at Lakeside Visitor Centre.

The Puffing Billy Dog Express

Passengers and their four-legged family members can travel on a special Lakeside to Gembrook service. The day starts at Emerald Lake Park, with plenty of walking tracks and trails for families and dogs to explore before boarding dog-friendly carriages at Lakeside Station.

Steam & Cuisine Luncheon

We invite you to Puffing Billy for a different experience - travelling First-Class! Relax and unwind with a majestic three-hour steam train journey as you take in the scenic vista of the Dandenong Ranges. Settle in for a relaxing food journey, tucking into Puffing Billy Railway's three-course meal curated by our Head Chef.

Murder on the Puffing Billy Express

Rekindle the romance of the rails as you travel through the captivating Ranges in Melbourne's east.

Amongst the glamour of the Flapper Era where pearls and feathers, silk bow ties and braces are the fashion, there has been a Murder on the Puffing Billy Express! It promises to take you not only through the forest but to transport you back in time. With its polished wood, elegant upholstery and antique fixtures, the train exemplifies the glamour and elegance of the Golden Age of travel.