Puffing Billy

Puffing Billy is everyone’s favourite steam train that travels along one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world. This century old train is still running on it’s original 25-kilometer mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook, through the beautiful forests and fern gullies of the Dandenong Ranges east of Melbourne.

The open-side carriages provide unbeatable views of the rainforest and quaint towns as the train passes through.

Best Puffing Billy Day Tours from Melbourne

Last Minute Day Tours have several Puffing Billy tours available, so you just need to pick the one that suits you best and show up – we’ll take care of the rest!

To make the most out of the day, you can include a visit to Healesville with the Puffing Billy Steam Train & Healesville Wildlife Tour or go all out and stroll through wineries and sip on local wines with the Puffing Billy Steam Train & Yarra Valley Wine Country Tour.

Puffing Billy Tour Highlights:

  • Devonshire Tea on board the Puffing Billy
  • Spectacular views throughout the journey on board
  • The chance to explore charming towns and antique stores
  • Luxury coach transport
  • Professional and friendly guide/driver
  • Melbourne pickup and drop off

If you have more time to spend in Melbourne, check out our other tours to Melbourne’s best regions and landmarks such as the Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island or The Grampians.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the journey on Puffing Billy?

The journey from Belgrave to Menzies Creek on the historical Puffing Billy takes about 30 minutes.

What animals are at the Healesville Sanctuary?

You’ll see plenty of Australian native animals at the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary including kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, platypus, dingoes, echidnas, wombats, reptiles, birds and more!

Which wineries do we visit on the Puffing Billy and Yarra Valley Tour?

You will visit two local Yarra Valley wineries for a tasting. They can change of the day but will usually include Rochford Winery and another local boutique winery.