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Puffing Billy Railway

Relive history aboard Australia’s favorite steam train, offering fantastic forest views from the Dandenong Ranges.

Puffing Billy Railway: Our most recommended tours and activities

Puffing Billy Railway: Heritage Steam Train Journey

1. Puffing Billy Railway: Heritage Steam Train Journey

Arrive at the station via car or public transport and prepare to travel on a historic locomotive through the scenic Dandenong Ranges. Built in 1900 and recognised as one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world, Puffing Billy continues to travel on its original mountain track between Belgrave and Gembrook, Puffing Billy offers traditional train journeys, first-class wine and dine experiences and so much more to explore off the tracks. Discover the new state-of-the-art facility set in the scenic surrounds of Emerald Lake Park. The new Lakeside Visitor Centre enhances the Puffing Billy experience, featuring a café, function room, significantly upgraded facilities, extensive retail, dining options, and interpretation spaces for you to enjoy.

Melbourne: Puffing Billy & Healesville Sanctuary Scenic Tour

2. Melbourne: Puffing Billy & Healesville Sanctuary Scenic Tour

Drive from your central accommodation in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle to the world-famous Puffing Billy steam train. Ride Puffing Billy from Belgrave to Emerald Lake Park. Enjoy this iconic steam train ride through the glorious Dandenong Ranges, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Victoria. Enjoy morning tea at the scenic Emerald Lake then take a leisurely walk around the park. Then, explore the Healesville Sanctuary where you can wander around, observing native animals like koalas, kangaroos, platypus, birds of prey, and more. Take a seat at the animal education lessons and live shows. You can also purchase lunch here. Finish the tour with a visit to the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie, where you can sample complimentary chocolates. Return back to your accommodation in central Melbourne.

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What people are saying about Puffing Billy Railway

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 115 reviews

We really enjoyed the tour and Matt was a really nice and accommodating guide. Although the stop at the chocolate factory has a somewhat commercial character, it suited us well because we could still shop for a few souvenirs there and an ice cream cooled us down a bit. The highlight is definitely the Healseville Sanctuary with koalas, kangaroos & co - very nicely done. You can explore all stops of the tour on your own.

Take your friends. Take your family. On the most enjoyable train ride you'll ever be on. The only train in the world where you can sit on the sill & dangle your feet. Great view.

Absolutely amazing experience ! Highly recommend, the whole day was planned out very well, not rushed at all Joe was a great guide, very friendly and easy to talk to

Great day, lots of fun. The booking system and pick-up communication was so easy. Very professional and a great day out

I strongly recommend this activity. The puffing Billy is a must see near to Melbourne.