Puffing Billy is open!
After being closed for 250 days, Puffing Billy is open and welcomes passengers back to our iconic railway. It’s time to escape to the country and get into the great outdoors on board our living time machine!
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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 up to nine guests the opportunity to sit back and relax in our generously spaced open-side carriages.
Sit back, relax, and bask in the company of loved ones with a ride on board Australia’s oldest preserved steam railway and a delicious two-course lunch at one of Puffing Billy’s finest hidden gems – the historic Nobelius Packing Shed.
Enjoy a 30-minute journey from Belgrave, passing over the historic Monbulk Creek trestle bridge and through the forests of the Dandenong Ranges, before arriving at Menzies Creek to visit the museum and enjoy their morning tea.
We have a range of delicious picnic and lunch packs available for adults, children, couples and families.
These are available for pre-order with your train tickets, and can be collected at Belgrave and Lakeside station.
Picnic and Lunch packs are available with all train journeys.
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.