puffing billy railway tours, activities and tickets

Get ready to enjoy a quintessentially Aussie experience with Melbourne Puffing Billy Railway train tours. Relax and breathe in the fresh air as you make a scenic journey through the temperate rainforest and enjoy an unforgettable part of Victorian history. Bask in the stunning beauty of the Dandenong Ranges on a Puffing Billy steam train ride. The train rides are immensely popular and one of the must-do Melbourne experiences, so make sure to book well in advance for an unforgettable experience.

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Our tips for Puffing Billy Railway

  • Game for a picnic? During the train ride, you can get off at one of its popular stops, Emerald Lakeside station. You can have a picnic with your family and friends by the lakeside. You can also take a boat ride in the lake.
  • Day tour. If you have a day to explore the nearby areas, you can also cover attractions like Philip Island for a wholesome Australian experience.
  • Spot those birds. The train ride takes you through the wilderness and offers an excellent means for witnessing exotic bird species. Keep your eyes peeled for some of the most talented singers in the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the best time to book Puffing Billy Tour Melbourne?

    The Puffing Billy Tour can be best experienced during the weekday when the crowds are fewer. During the weekends, the locals are also flocking to the station and tickets sell really fast. Also, summer is the peak season in Australia so make sure to secure your tickets in advance. The train does not run on Christmas Day, so plan accordingly.

  • Q: What is the ticket price?

    The ticket prices depend on the type of tour you choose. There are two variants of this tour - Belgrave to Lakeside which runs for 3 hours with 1 hour stop at the Lakeside and Belgrave to Gembrook which runs for 5.5 hours with 2 hours stop at Gembrook.

  • Q: How long is the entire rail ride?

    The rail journey starts from Puffing Billy Station and is 25 km long. It takes approximately 2 hours to reach the final stop at the Gembrook station.

  • Q: What are the key stops of the Puffing Billy Railway train tour?

    During the train tour, you will pass through beautiful sights and attractions such as Monbulk Creek Trestle Bridge, Emerald Lakeside, Cockatoo, Menzies Creek, and Gembrook.

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