YEAR 9 - YEAR 10

Join our Education Officers at Puffing Billy Railway to investigate the career pathways of the railway. Students will examine:

  • The location, its interconnectedness, and the impact the railway has on people, places, and environments throughout its history.
  • Issues and challenges to employment and tourism in the local area and the railway.
  • The impact of Puffing Billy Railway on the local, regional, and natural environments, economies, and cultures.
A smiling barista is making espresso coffee at the Puffing Billy's Menzies Creek Museum Cafe

Through the lens of both staff and volunteers’, students evaluate the job roles on offer at the railway and the effectiveness of various departments to enhance the visitor experience at Puffing Billy Railway. They investigate the growth of tourism at Puffing Billy Railway and examine management and techniques being used to ensure Puffing Billy Railway is environmentally, socially, culturally, and economically sustainable for young people in the future. Students can use this information to inform their future career interests and perspectives.

Alex Cheong

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Program details and information

  • DURATION

    Half Day (approx. 10.30 am - 2.30 pm)

  • AVAILABILITY

    Monday - Friday during the Victorian School Terms

  • TEACHER/LEADER TO STUDENT RATIOS

    Year 9 - Year 10 | 1:10

  • RATES

    Guided Student | From $24.90
    Guided Teacher/Leader | From $36.00

  • LOCATION

    OPTION 1 | RETURN JOURNEY
    Meet the Education Officer at Belgrave Station at 10:15am for an 11:15am departure (approx. 1-hour journey). Disembark at Lakeside Station at 12.15pm. Enjoy lunch, the Lakeside Visitor Centre, an Educator led workshop and the natural surrounds. Board Puffing Billy at 2pm and return to Belgrave Station at approx. 3pm. 

    OPTION 2 | SINGLE JOURNEY
    Meet the Education Officer at Belgrave Station at 10:15am for an 11:15am departure (approx. 1-hour journey). Disembark at Lakeside Station at 12.15pm. Enjoy lunch, the Lakeside Visitor Centre, an Educator led workshop and the natural surrounds. Depart on your school bus from Lakeside at 2pm. Other options can be scheduled according to Puffing Billy Railway timetable.

Enquiries

Enquire about our guided excursions via our online form.
Please contact the Education team for any further questions by emailing info@pbr.org.au or calling 03 9757 0700.