Get ready for a ‘grand(parents)’ day out this July!

Over the past two years, we’ve missed out on quality time together. Reconnect with your loved ones on an easy daytrip from Melbourne. Take a journey aboard the iconic Puffing Billy and share a timeless experience with the next generation of your family.    

Travel on selected Tuesdays and Thursdays in July and save on tickets for the whole family: 20% off all excursion train tickets* – including concession! That’s great news if you are planning a catch up with extended family in the great outdoors. Treat your grandkids to a day out or make up for lost time with your social club. 

Easy access by public transport as a daytrip from Melbourne. Located only 40km from the CBD at the end of the Belgrave metro line.  

To find out more about the different journey options before booking, visit the Excursion Train Journeys page.

Full Size Tony Evans Puffing Billy 20200229 10 29399 (sm)


Book your grand day out online with promo code GRAN2022 or call our friendly customer service team on (03) 9757 0700. 

Our Recommendation: Belgrave to Lakeside return

Reconnect with your family and friends as you travel by steam train from Belgrave to an idyllic lunch stop by Emerald Lake. Enjoy comfortable and accessible amenities at the new Lakeside Visitor Centre. Affordable morning tea and lunch options are available to suit both the kids and the kids at heart.

Discover Emerald Lake Park like a local – from simple walks and bicycle trails to birdwatching – all without the weekend crowds. There is plenty to inspire the little ones, with playgrounds, a seasonal wading pool and sloped lawns (ideal for rolling and tumbling). For a more relaxed pace, catch up with friends over an alfresco style lunch or tuck into a scone by the lake. 

Puffing Billy's Excursion Train crosses the Monbulk Creek Trestle Bridge in Selby

TIME | 1 hour each way (Allow 3.5 hours)

  • Journey through Sherbrooke Forest, noted for its native 'Mountain Ash' trees.
  • Travel over Puffing Billy's most famous landmark - the iconic Trestle Bridge. 
  • Visit the Lakeside Visitor Centre.
  • Explore Emerald Lake Park with a range of walking tracks

* Terms and conditions apply

20% off adult, concession, child and family fares. Valid for all excursion train return journeys. Excludes picnic packs, carriage hire, charter trains and special events. Not available with any other offer or packages. Not available when purchasing Gift Vouchers. Valid for travel on the following Tuesdays and Thursdays in July 2022 only: 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28 12/7/22, 14/7/22, 19/7/22, 21/7/22, 26/7/22 and 28/7/22.