Don’t miss out on the magnificent Dandenong Ranges and a journey aboard Puffing Billy Railway. Board Puffing Billy at Belgrave station for a trip to Menzies Creek station and Museum, returning to Belgrave station only a few hours later. Explore the museum and history of Puffing Billy with one of our knowledgeable volunteers. On the return journey make a connection to the natural environment, whilst the iconic train makes its way through the temperate rainforest.
BELGRAVE TO MENZIES CREEK RETURN
– including a visit to Menzies Creek Museum
|Excursion Type||Student rate||Teacher/Leader Rate|
|Belgrave to Menzies Creek with a visit to Menzies Creek Museum||$19.50||$36.50|
|Belgrave Dep||Menzies Creek Arr||Menzies Creek Dep||Belgrave Arr|
|10.00 am||10.25 am||11.30 am||11.55 am|
Your journey starts at Belgrave station, the headquarters of the Railway.
Setting out from Belgrave, Puffing Billy passes the southern reaches of the beautiful Sherbrooke Forest, a superb example of rainforest noted for its native 'Mountain Ash' trees, a form of eucalypt and the tallest flowering plant in the world.
Within minutes you will travel over Puffing Billy's most famous landmark - the iconic Trestle Bridge. Make sure you have your camera ready!
Your journey continues over the hill, down the valley and into the forest, with eucalyptus leaves (almost) close enough to touch!
After a leisurely 25-minute journey you will arrive at Menzies Creek station, where you can explore Puffing Billy's rich history at the newly opened Menzies Creek Museum.
The museum covers a space of 1160 square metres and houses over 80 exhibits, including rare operational steam and diesel locomotives, carriages and a rail tractor, as well as an operational boiler house that services steam engines, fluid pumps and 500 brake horsepower generators.
Afterwards, your journey back to Belgrave finishes off a day full of shared memories.
Contact the Education team to make your Menzies Creek return booking by calling 03 97570700 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org