General Admission | Excursion Train

Travel through the magnificent Dandenong Ranges, with lush fern gullies brushing past and Mountain Ash trees towering overhead. Puffing Billy makes for a wonderful opportunity to relax and breathe in the fresh air whilst the train makes its way through the temperate rainforest.

Have a look at the Fares & Timetables page for details about dates and times the different train journeys operate.

Belgrave to Lakeside return

1 hour each way
Allow 3.5 hours

Explore Emerald Lake Park with a range of walking tracks.

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's many eateries.

Lakeside to Gembrook return

50 mins each way
Allow 3 hours

Explore Gembrook township and its many eateries.

Add-ons and upgrades

Lunch & Picnic Packs

Various journey times
Allow 2-6 hours

We have a range of delicious picnic and lunch packs available for adults, children, couples and families.

These are available for pre-order with your train tickets, and can be collected at Belgrave and Lakeside station.

Carriage Hire

1 hour each way
Allow 3.5 hours

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

Food & Beverage Experiences

Train & Lunch at the Packing Shed

55 mins each way
Allow 3 hrs 15 mins

Sit back, relax, and bask in the company of loved ones with a ride on board Australia’s oldest preserved steam railway and a delicious two-course lunch at one of Puffing Billy’s finest hidden gems – the historic Packing Shed.

Train, Museum & Morning Tea

30 mins each way
Allow 2 hours

Enjoy a 30-minute journey from Belgrave, passing over the historic trestle bridge and through the forests of the Dandenong Ranges, before arriving at Menzies Creek to visit the museum and enjoy your morning tea.

Steam & Cuisine Luncheon

1 hour each way
Allow 3 hrs 30 mins

We invite you to Puffing Billy for a different experience - travelling First-Class! Relax and unwind with a majestic three-hour steam train journey as you take in the scenic vista of the Dandenong Ranges and enjoy a three-course lunch onboard.

Dog Friendly Experiences

The Puffing Billy Dog Express

50 mins each way
Allow 3 hrs 

Passengers and their four-legged family members can travel on a special Lakeside to Gembrook service. The day starts at Emerald Lake Park, with plenty of walking tracks and trails for families and dogs to explore before boarding dog-friendly carriages at Lakeside Station.