Puffing Billy Railway

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Old fashioned fun on Australia's favourite steam train

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 view from the iconic open-sided carriages.

Located just 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 900 dedicated volunteers.

Events and Dining

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 >

Steam & Cuisine After Dark

Share the grandeur and charm of a three-hour steam train journey in the evening. Your delicious three-course dinner is complemented, of course, by a selection of wines and boutique beers from our neighbours in the internationally acclaimed wine region, the Yarra Valley. Find out More >

Live EnterTRAINment

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 Live EnterTRAINment trains, these are the perfect events for work functions, birthday parties and other special occasions. Find out More >

Jazz on Puffing Billy

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 >

Rhythm & Blues Train

Join us for a night of fine wine, food and live musical entertainment aboard 'Rhythm & Blues on Puffing Billy'. Enjoy great local wines and a dinner in the historic Nobelius Packing Shed. Find out More >

Murder on the Puffing Billy Express

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 >

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 Gembrook Station. Entertainment for the entire family! We advise booking early as seasons are sold out well in advance. Find out More >

Great Train Race - Annually in April

The 2018 Great Train Race will take place on Sunday 29th April. 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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