• Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 74.89 View price calendar

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All aboard for a thrilling half-day mountain adventure on the historic Puffing Billy steam train! Ride the authentic heritage railway through beautiful rainforest valleys and fern gullies as you cross the Blue Dandenong Ranges from Belgrave to Menzies. Stop for a typical Aussie morning tea of Bush Billy Tea and lamingtons, then pay a visit to the crafts village of Sassafras. Or why not make a day of it and upgrade to include a Melbourne City Tour or an evening tour to see the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island?


  • Ideal choice for families
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • All entrance fees included

What You Can Expect

Puffing Billy Train With Optional Penguin Parade or Melbourne City Tour

Rosella feeding

Customer Reviews

Jonathan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

We loved our trip out of the city! The driver was great, he gave us so much interesting information that otherwise we would have not been able to get. The trip with the train was fun and we got to see some beautiful nature. We had few stops: at the first one the driver made us some really good tea and gave us some local treats:- at the second one, we got to visit few different shops and coffee shops. Great value!

Fiona G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great Experience. Nice to see the outer area of Melbourne and the tea and Lamingtins where very nice. Guide was really good and the train was a great experience.

Maureen O Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great morning tour. We didn't do the extra Penguin and Melb cit tour. The Puffing Billy was a trip down memory lane. Our tour guide James did a good job on commentary and making a lovely cup of tea along the way served with lamingtons. Some free time along the way to enjoy a cafe lunch at Sassafrass and wonderful little heritage town and Feeding the cockatoos was an experience at our morning tea location. I was lucky enough to also spot and witness a Lyrebird singing his various songs and Imitations. I would recommend his tour for a great morning out and returning to Federation Square Round 1pm..


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Grayline trip was fun and driver, Russell, very helpful. Be wary of cockatoos at feed point in the forest. Hubby had his arms shredded by them. Puffing Billy was great. Best to sit on platform side of train towards the back to get good view of front of train as it goes round the bends. A good trip.

Denise L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Great morning out, for young and old. Our coach driver James was a great guide very informative, would highly recommend.

Mona D. United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

I can’t recommend this tour enough! We were out and about for about 15-16 hours...but the service provided by Greyline was the best amongst all the tours we have taken this far. The lunch was delicious and the service was impeccable. James our driver was kind and knowledgeable and witty. Loved it!

caroline d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This tour was amazing!

Albert O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Tour on time, friendly and very experience guide. Highly recommeded


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Amazing tour. The lamington cakes and billy tea is a good experience. Look out for the cockatoos - they are fun.
Our guide on the Sean on the Puffing Billy Train tour was amazing.

The Penguin Parade is a must - and many other sights and places included in this tour as well. Doing the Puffing Billy Train and the Penguin Parade Tour option may be hectic...

Catherine M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

An excellent half day tour to the forest and a ride on the steam train. Deb's commentary was very informative and she was a wonderful host serving the Billy tea. Highly recommended!

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