Calling all students for a journey of endless discovery aboard Puffing Billy and connect with nature on an adventure through the magnificent forests of the Dandenong Ranges. Develop an understanding and appreciation of place and the importance of community. Discover the Lakeside Visitor Centre, use your curiosity and imagination to explore technology and stories of the past and present.

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Curriculum links

Teacher & Student Resources

Puffing Billy Railway offers a range of pre and post excursion curriculum-linked resources to support teaching and learning in the classroom and at home. All resources are based around the topics of Energy, Force and Motion, Past and Present, Design and Technology and Biodiversity.

Program details and information

Group TypeStudent rateTeacher/Leader rateTeacher/Leader to Student Ratio
Early YearsFrom $23.10From $33.301:5
Foundation - Year 2From $23.10From $33.301:10

Half Day (10.00 am - 2.00 pm)

Monday - Friday during the Victorian School Terms


Option 1

  • Meet at Belgrave Station
  • Journey on Puffing Billy from Belgrave to Lakeside Station
  • Depart from Lakeside on school bus

Option 2

  • Meet at Belgrave Station
  • Journey on Puffing Billy from Belgrave to Lakeside Station
  • Travel from Lakeside to Menzies Creek on school bus
  • Visit Menzies Creek Museum
  • Depart Menzies Creek on school bus

Option 3 – Return journey

  • Meet at Belgrave Station
  • Return journey on Puffing Billy from Belgrave to Lakeside station
  • 1.5 hours to explore Lakeside Visitor Centre and undertake Educator guided workshop
  • Depart from Belgrave on School Bus


Enquire about our guided excursions via our online form.
Please contact the Education team for any further questions by emailing or calling 03 9757 0700.