Take advantage of the magnificent Dandenong Ranges and journey aboard Puffing Billy at your own pace. Puffing Billy is an endless learning opportunity for students. Visit the Menzies Creek Museum and Workshop, explore the Lakeside Visitor Centre and make a connection to the natural environment, whilst the iconic train makes its way through the temperature rainforest.

Contact the Education team to make your self-guided booking by calling 03 9757 0700 or emailing  info@pbr.org.au.


Excursion TypeStudent rate *Adult rate *
Belgrave to Lakeside station | RETURN JOURNEY$25.20$48.80
Belgrave to Lakeside station | SINGLE JOURNEY$17.10$33.30
Belgrave to Menzies Creek station | RETURN JOURNEY$15.60$28.80

* These discounted rates only apply during school terms and are not available during school holidays or on public holidays.
Note: Single Journeys require bus pick up from Lakeside or Menzies Creek.


To view our current timetable, please visit the Fares & Timetables page.


Journeying on Puffing Billy to Lakeside Station and the brand new Lakeside Visitor Centre gives students an amazing opportunity to explore the natural environment found nearby at Emerald Lake Park. Whilst visiting with students, take some time to enjoy the environment by discovering some of these walking trails, activities and businesses nearby!

About Emerald Lake Park

Walking Trails

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