Train Journeys

Step back in time as you enjoy an authentic heritage steam train experience. Travel through the magnificent Dandenong Ranges on board our Excursion Train journey, with fern gullies brushing past and Mountain Ash trees towering overhead.


Share a timeless experience with the next generation of your family. Travel on Tuesdays and Thursdays in March 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 nan and pop in the great outdoors. Find out more. 

Belgrave to Lakeside return

1 hour each way
Allow 3.5 hours

Explore Emerald Lake Park with a range of walking tracks.

Belgrave to Menzies Creek return

25 mins each way
Allow 2 hours

Explore Menzies Creek Museum and Little Toot Cafe.

Lakeside to Gembrook return

45 mins each way
Allow 3 hours

Explore Gembrook township and its many eateries.

Belgrave to Gembrook return

1 hr 50 mins each way
Allow 6 hours

Explore Emerald Lake Park and Gembrook's many eateries.

The Puffing Billy Dog Express

50 mins each way
Allow 3 hrs 

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.


Picnic Packs

We have a range of delicious picnic packs available for adults and children.

Carriage Hire

1 hour each way
Allow 3.5 hours

Enjoy exclusive use of an open-sided carriage from Belgrave to Lakeside station return.

Menzies Creek Museum


The new historic museum covers a space of 1160 square metres and houses over 80 exhibits.

Locals Pass

Do you live within 10 km of Puffing Billy?

Gift vouchers

Buy a voucher for a loved one today!

Packages for preschoolers

Dining Experiences

Train, Museum & Morning Tea

25 mins each way
Allow 2 hours

Enjoy a 25-minute journey from Belgrave to Menzies Creek to visit the museum and enjoy your morning tea.

Steam & Cuisine Luncheon

1 hour each way
Allow 3 hrs 30 mins

We invite you to Puffing Billy for a different experience - travelling First-Class!