Your journey starts at Belgrave station, the headquarters of the Railway. The station is only a short walk from Belgrave Township which has an abundance of shopping and dining options.

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!

6A Crossing The Famous Monbulk Trestle Bridge Image By Kahla Webb

After a leisurely 1 hour journey you will arrive at Lakeside station, situated within the picturesque Emerald Lake Park. The park is home to the beautiful Lake Treganowan, Lake Nobelius, gardens, natural bushland, as well as both native and exotic plants, with many fern gullies and open eucalypt forests.

From Lakeside, the journey continues towards Gembrook through Wright Forest, before the landscape opens up to rolling hills and farmland.

Afterwards, your journey back to Belgrave finishes off a day full of shared memories.

Head Out Of Carriage Looking Out To Gembrook


Grazing boxes are available for pre-order with your tickets and can be collected at the ticket booth at the Lakeside during your 15-minute stopover at this location.

Puffing Billy Grazing Box.
Puffing Billy Grazing Box and picnic blanket.

Please note

  • Grazing Boxes are non-refundable nor transferrable.
  • Grazing Boxes are subject to availability.
  • Bookings for Grazing Boxes close 24 hours prior to the day of travel.
  • Where selected advertised items cannot be secured or are out of stock, an item close to the original product will be provided.

Please note

No person will be allowed to sit on the carriage sill from Lakeside Station to Gembrook Station at this time.

Buy tickets

All visitors are required to book tickets online.


Gembrook is a quaint town with ample opportunities for play, walks and exploring. View our map of Gembrook to find out where to eat, retail opportunities and local parks to relax in during your visit.


Other journeys

Belgrave to Lakeside return

1 hour each way
Allow 4 hours

Explore Lakeside Visitor Centre, Emerald Lake Park and its beautiful surrounds.

Lakeside to Gembrook return

50 mins each way
Allow 4 hours

Explore Gembrook township and its many eateries.