Puffing Billy's Trestle Bridge
Puffing Billy's Trestle Bridge

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!

Emerald Lake Park
Emerald Lake Park

Your journey continues over the hill, down the valley and into the forest, with eucalyptus leaves (almost) close enough to touch!

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.

As a visitor to the park you can make use of the many walking trails, paddleboats, picnic tables and shelters and two playgrounds. A model railway is situated close by.

Emerald Lake Park will soon feature the new Lakeside Visitor Centre! The Visitor Centre will enhance the Puffing Billy experience by featuring a café, function spaces, significantly upgraded toilet facilities, retail, food and beverage options and interpretation spaces for school groups and families. Read more about the Lakeside Visitor Centre.

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

Add ons and upgrades

Picnic and lunch packs

We have a range of delicious picnic and lunch packs available for couples and families. These are available for pre-order with your train tickets, and can be collected at Belgrave and Lakeside station.

Carriage hire

Our exclusive carriage hire offers you and up to 14 guests the opportunity to sit back and relax in our generously spaced open-side carriages from Belgrave to Lakeside station return.

Other journeys

Belgrave to Menzies Creek return

30 mins each way
Allow 2 hours

Explore Menzies Creek Museum and Little Toot Cafe.

Belgrave to Gembrook return

1 hr 50 mins each way
Allow 6 hours

Explore Emerald Lake Park and Gembrook and its many eateries.

Lakeside to Gembrook return

50 mins each way
Allow 3 hours

Explore Gembrook township and its many eateries.