Puffing Billy

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

The open-sided carriages are the best way to see the stunning views of the spectacular rainforest and quaint towns!

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Alternatively, you can travel first class in our luxury, fully enclosed dining carriages, on the daily ‘Steam & Cuisine’ Luncheon Train’, or on our ‘Dinner & Dance Train’, which departs on selected Friday and Saturday evenings. Themed night trains include Murder on the Puffing Billy Express, Steam and Cuisine After Dark, Rhythm and Blues on Puffing Billy and Jazz on Puffing Billy.

Great Train Race – This annual race isn’t simply a race amongst the competitors…the exciting challenge is competing against the steam locomotive, Puffing Billy, over 13.2 kilometres through the hills and fern gullies of the picturesque Dandenong Ranges from Belgrave to Emerald Lake Park.

If you have more time to spend in Melbourne, check out our other sightseeing tours to Melbourne’s best attractions such as Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island, Grampians and etc.

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.