Puffing Billy Railway, Victoria’s Favourite Steam Train
All aboard…!!!. The perfect family day trip from Melbourne is on the Puffing Billy Railway, Victoria’s favourite steam train which runs through the gorgeous Dandenong Ranges. If you are looking for fun activities for kids in Melbourne or around, you won’t be disappointed with Puffing Billy!
Puffing Billy Railway, From Belgrave to Emerald Lake Park
Since 1900, Puffing Billy Railway has transported over 11 million passengers through the magnificent landscapes and lush greenery of the Dandenong Ranges.
It is truly an iconic experience that cannot be found anywhere else in the world – sitting on the edge of the open-side carriages with your legs hanging out.
Passengers can enjoy boarding the Puffing Billy steam train at Belgrave Station, heading to Emerald Lake Park, over the bridge, passing Menzies Creek, and into the forests of the Dandenong Ranges.
Start early as this is a full day trip and you want to make the most of it. Pack lunch and have a picnic with a view.
Take a walk around the lake or let the kids run around while you relax.
During the Summer time you can head out on the water boats, or even swim in the pool by the lake.
Bookings for Puffing Billy Railway can be made online and it is recommended that you book in advance to avoid disappointment.
You can see the Puffing Billy Timetable on their website here.
See website for updated costs – Family tickets available.
Children under 4 years, not occupying a seat, are carried FREE on excursion trains only.
Due to the narrow carriage doors only folding or narrow type prams that can be placed under seats can be accommodated on Puffing Billy.
This information is correct when published, however please check the Puffing Billy WEBSITE for information and updates.
Day trip from Melbourne or weekend in the Dandenong Ranges
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