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Excursion trains

Our excursion trains run daily from Belgrave to Gembrook. Enjoy a scenic ride through the lush rainforests of the Dandenong Ranges. You can choose to begin your journey at Belgrave travelling to Lakeside or all the way to Gembrook, or explore the lesser-know part of Puffing Billy and start your journey at Lakeside Station (located in Emerald Lake Park).

 

Buy Tickets online

Skip the queues and purchase your tickets online.

Tickets include Open Return Journeys.

Buy Tickets online

Skip the queues and purchase your tickets online.

Tickets include Open Return Journeys.

Return JourneyAdultConcessionChild (4-16 years)Family (2A+4C)
Belgrave to Emerald or Lakeside$57$45$29.50$114
Lakeside to Gembrook$57$45$29.50$114
Belgrave to Gembrook$75$59$38$150

Online bookings are available for RETURN travel from Belgrave to Lakeside or Gembrook Stations only.

We allocate a certain number of tickets for each train to online bookings.

 

We strongly recommend you PRE-PURCHASE tickets to avoid disappointment. 

We allocate a certain number of tickets for each train to online bookings, and these can be purchased up until 8 am on the day of travel (subject to availability). After this time, or when the capacity allocated to online bookings for a certain train has been reached (whichever occurs first), our online bookings will be listed as sold out.

 

All tickets booked online are for an Open Return.

Open Return tickets mean that when returning back to Belgrave or Lakeside, you have the option of travelling on any of our timetabled trains on the same day. Keep in mind that on busy days, a number of people may want to catch the same return train as you, so please ensure you are at the station platform at least 30 minutes prior to the train departure time.

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Single JourneyAdultConcessionChild (4-16 years)Family (2A+4C)
Belgrave to Emerald or Lakeside$35.00$28.00$18.00N/A
Emerald or Lakeside to Gembrook$35.00$28.00$18.00N/A
Belgrave to Gembrook$50.50$40.00$24.50N/A
Return JourneyAdultConcessionChild (4-16 years)Family (2A+4C)
Belgrave to Emerald or Lakeside$57.00$45.00$29.50$114.00
Emerald or Lakeside to Gembrook$57.00$45.00$29.50$114.00
Belgrave to Gembrook$75.00$59.00$38.00$150.00

Puffing Billy is very popular, we encourage our passengers to arrive at your preferred station at least 45 minutes prior to departure time. A limited number of tickets are available for sale from our stations on the day, however, these are sold on a first-come-first-served basis.

Single Journey tickets can only be purchased on the day of travel onsite. No Single Journey tickets can be purchased online.

 

A limited number of tickets are available for sale from our stations on the day.

These are sold on a first-come-first-served basis. Depending on the time of year, these tickets may sell out very quickly, for instance during school holidays and weekends (especially if the weather is lovely!).

 

No Single Journey tickets can be purchased online.

  • Single Journey fares can only be purchased on the day of travel onsite. No Single Journey tickets can be purchased online.
  • No online tickets can be sold for Return Journey fares from Belgrave to Menzies Creek and Menzies Creek to Emerald/Lakeside.

 

Whilst you are unable to sit on our carriage ledges at the moment, you can still experience the magic of a day at Puffing Billy.  Meet some of the characters of the railway, have your photo taken with the driver, take in the majestic scenery of the Dandenong Ranges, feel the excitement as you cross historical timber trestle bridges, and delight in the sound of the whistle echoing through the hills. Remember to take plenty of photos, wave to every passer-by, and get ready to create memories of a special day on board Australia’s favourite steam train, Puffing Billy.

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Buy Tickets onsite

Single JourneyAdultConcessionChild (4-16 years)Family (2A+4C)
Belgrave to Emerald or Lakeside$35.00$28.00$18.00N/A
Emerald or Lakeside to Gembrook$35.00$28.00$18.00N/A
Belgrave to Gembrook$50.50$40.00$24.50N/A
Return JourneyAdultConcessionChild (4-16 years)Family (2A+4C)
Belgrave to Emerald or Lakeside$57.00$45.00$29.50$114.00
Emerald or Lakeside to Gembrook$57.00$45.00$29.50$114.00
Belgrave to Gembrook$75.00$59.00$38.00$150.00

before you visit

Please read over our tips before visiting Puffing Billy.

dining & events

Travel first class whilst tantalising your taste buds in our heritage dining carriages. Join us at one of our truly unique dining experiences including a three-hour lunch or dinner experience, or get up and dance on the dancefloor upon arrival at the Nobelius Packing Shed at one of our themed events. A range of local wines, craft beers and other beverages are available for purchase on board. Bookings are essential.

dining & events

Travel first class whilst tantalising your taste buds in our heritage dining carriages. Join us at one of our truly unique dining experiences including a three-hour lunch or dinner experience, or get up and dance on the dancefloor upon arrival at the Nobelius Packing Shed at one of our themed events. Bookings are essential.

Steam & Cuisine Luncheon

Steam & Cuisine After Dark

Murder Mystery Dinner

Jazz on Puffing Billy

Live EnterTRAINment

Rhythm & Blues on Puffing Billy