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  • Address: Puffing Billy Station, 1 Old Monbulk Road
  • Hours: Open daily, except Christmas Day
  • Admission: Adults: AU$17 - AU$52, Children (4-16yrs): AU$8.50 - AU$26

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Puffing Billy Railway

All aboard Puffing Billy – Australia's most popular steam train ride! Running daily from the foothills at Belgrave to the mountain town of Gembrook, Puffing Billy is the most fun way to tour the Dandenong Ranges.

Puffing Billy's rattling red carriages run across three historic timber bridges, uphill and down dale through valleys and plains filled with tree ferns, and under the shadow of towering mountain ash.

The route runs through the eucalyptus of Sherbrooke Forest, past the steam museum at Menzies Creek and the picnic grounds at Emerald Lake, to the pretty town of Gembrook. The one-way journey is 24 km (15 miles), taking just under two hours.

Practical Info

Belgrave is around 40 km (25 miles) from Melbourne, in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges. Trains run to Belgrave from Flinders Street Station in the city – just follow the blue line from Belgrave Station that leads to Puffing Billy Station a short walk away. If you’re driving, it's around an hour's drive.

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Puffing Billy Train With Optional Penguin Parade or Melbourne City Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes

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Australia Multi-City Attractions Pass

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Location: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Hobart
Duration: Valid for 3 months from the date of card activation

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Healesville Sanctuary and Puffing Billy Stream Train Day Trip from Melbourne

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Duration: 7 hours

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