Puffing Billy is Australia’s favourite steam train and one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world. The railway travels for 25 kilometres through the beautiful forests and fern gullies of the Dandenong Ranges. Located in Belgrave and only one hour east of Melbourne, Puffing Billy travels to Emerald Lake Park and Gembrook every day of the year except Christmas Day.
Together with traditional excursion train journeys, Puffing Billy’s first class ‘Wine & Dine’ options including the daily ‘Steam & Cuisine’ luncheon train and ‘Dinner & Dance Specials’ which depart on most Fridays and Saturday evenings are available in beautifully restored, fully enclosed dining carriages.
Easily accessible by public transport from Melbourne. Tours are offered by all major day tour operators.
Special events taking place at Puffing Billy include:
Murder on the Puffing Billy Express – An intriguing night of murder, mystery and suspense aboard Puffing Billy’s evening dining train special.
Jazz on Puffing Billy Railway – A toe-tapping night of Jazz tunes aboard Puffing Billy’s evening dinner train special.
70′s Disco Train – From Motown to out town, dust off your platforms, don your disco pants and join us for a Disco Inferno aboard Puffing Billy’s evening dinner special.
Great Train Race – This race isn’t simply a race amongst the competitors…the exciting challenge is competing against the steam locomotive, Puffing Billy, over 13.2 kilometres through the hills and fern gullies of the picturesque Dandenong Ranges from Belgrave to Emerald Park Lake.
Day out with Thomas – See ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ in full steam at Puffing Billy’s EMERALD town station in Autumn and Spring.
1 Old Monbulk Road, Belgrave, The Dandenong Ranges
Ph: (03) 9757 0700