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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-known part of Puffing Billy and start your journey at Lakeside Station (located in Emerald Lake Park).

Whilst you are temporally unable to sit on our carriage ledges, you can still feel part of the environment in the open carriages as you travel through pristine forests and experience the magic of a day at Puffing Billy.  Meet some of the characters of the railway, have your photo taken with the driver and along the way with the scenery of the Dandenong Ranges, feel the excitement as you cross historical timber trestle bridges, and delight in the fresh air and the sound of the whistle echoing through the hills. Remember to 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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Skip the queues and buy your tickets online today! 

Your Open Return ticket is available for travel from Belgrave to Lakeside or Gembrook stations only. 

We allocate a certain number of tickets for each train to online bookings, however, you can purchase tickets on the day for the next available service.

Return JourneyAdult (17+ years)ConcessionChild (4-16 years)Family (2A+4C)
Belgrave to Emerald or Lakeside$59.00$46.50$30.50$118.00
Emerald or Lakeside to Gembrook$59.00$46.50$30.50$118.00
Belgrave to Gembrook$77.50$61.00$39.00$155.00

Prices are effective from 17th September 2018.

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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.

Steam & Cuisine Luncheon

Steam & Cuisine After Dark

Murder Mystery Dinner

Jazz on Puffing Billy

Live EnterTRAINment

Rhythm & Blues on Puffing Billy