Loved by generations for over 100 years, Puffing Billy is one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world. Kids and adults alike will love the feeling of the wind in their hair as they wind through the lush rainforest and beautiful fern gullies of the magnificent Dandenong Ranges National Park, enjoying the views from the iconic open-sided carriages.

Located one hour east of Melbourne, it makes for the perfect day out for the whole family. This century-old steam train is still running on its original 24-kilometre mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook, and the convenience of catching the train at any of its stations is a great way to experience the region. Puffing Billy Railway is now a major tourist attraction and operates every day (except Christmas Day), thanks to the tireless efforts of more than 600 dedicated volunteers.

Alternatively, the dining and special events trains also add to the overall visitor experience. You can travel first-class in their luxury, fully enclosed dining carriages enjoying the daily Steam and Cuisine Luncheon, or themed evening dining experiences, including Murder on the Puffing Billy Express plus more.

Content: Puffing Billy Steam Railway
Type Entry cost
Indicative prices

Excursion train tickets available online until 8:00 am on the day of travel. Family fares are available for up to two adults and up to four children.

$31.50 - $157.00

Children under four travel free.

$31.50 - $39.50
  • Café
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Kiosk
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Picnic area
  • Public toilet
  • Shop
Opening hours:
  • Daily: 9:00am - 5:00pm

25 Dec 2019

  • Closed
  • Australian Tourism Export Council
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details
Emerald Lake Road, Emerald, Victoria, 3782

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