Puffing Billy Railway

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Old fashioned fun on Australia's favourite steam train

Come for a ride and experience Puffing Billy Railway, Australia's favourite steam train and one the finest preserved steam railways in the world. Winding through the beautiful Dandenong Ranges, it is a great day out for all the family.

This century-old steam train continues to run on its original mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook. Built to serve at the turn of the century it is a genuine relic of our more leisurely days. The Railway is the major survivor of four experimental lines used to develop rural areas in the early 1900s. Puffing Billy Railway is now a major tourist attraction and operates every day except Christmas Day, thanks to the tireless efforts of more than 900 dedicated volunteers.

Extras Special Train Journey's

Steam & Cuisine Luncheon Train

Share the grandeur and charm of a three hour steam train journey whilst savouring our First Class menu aboard the 'Steam & Cuisine Luncheon Train'. Select from a Three Course menu or graze over our Natter Platter followed by scones, jam and cream. Find out More >

Dinner & Dance Train

Join us to experience a unique dining experience in a heritage setting! Enjoy hearty food, good company and live music with a group of friends. Travelling aboard the Dinner & Dance Train is perfect for work functions, birthday parties and other special occasions. Find out More >

Jazz on Puffing Billy Railway

Jazz on Puffing Billy Railway will be trumpeting along with live Jazz music with the Mast Gully Quartet, great local wines and a dinner in the historic Nobelius Packing Shed.Find out More >

A Day Out with Thomas

'Thomas the Tank Engine' comes to Puffing Billy in for a limited time in Autumn and Spring. See 'Thomas' in full steam at our Emerald station. Entertainment for the entire family! We advise booking early as seasons are sold out well in advance. Find out More >

Murder on Puffing Billy Railway

Join us for an intriguing night of murder, mystery and suspense aboard the Puffing Billy evening dinner train special. This event is supported and acted by the Gemco Players Community Theatre. Find out More >

Great Train Race - Annually in May

The annual Great Train 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. Find out More >

Santa Special

Santa is visiting Puffing Billy and very special trains have been organised so that Santa can meet as many families as possible. Travel aboard a delightfully decorated steam-hauled train for a journey through the beautiful Dandenong Ranges. Find out More >

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