Join our education officers on Puffing Billy to examine and explore the past and present design and technology innovations and solutions. Students visit the Menzies Creek Museum and Workshop learning about systems, materials, components and tools required to make an informed design solution. Students disembark at Lakeside Station to explore the Lakeside Visitor Centre and consider design options with society, ethics, economic and social sustainability factors in mind.

Puffing Billy's Excursion Train crosses the Monbulk Creek Trestle Bridge in Selby

Curriculum links

Curriculum 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
Year 7 - Year 8From $23.10From $33.301:10

Half Day (10.30 am - 2.30 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.