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!

The historic Trestle Bridge
The historic Trestle Bridge

After a leisurely 30-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.

Adding to the atmosphere, the museum also contains a themed children’s play area and the Little Toot Café with plenty of hot and cold beverages and sweet and savoury food items available to enjoy.

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

Father And Son Sitting And Looking At Views Of Forest
Father And Son Sitting And Looking At Views Of Forest
Puffing Billy Barista At Menzies Creek Museum Cafe
Puffing Billy Barista At Menzies Creek Museum Cafe

Other journeys

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.

Belgrave to Lakeside return

1 hour each way
Allow 3.5 hours

Explore Emerald Lake Park with a range of walking tracks.