Puffing Billy Railway, Belgrave

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Take a ride back to a bygone era on Puffing Billy Railway. One of the world's best-preserved steam railways takes you 25.1 km (15.6 mi) from Belgrave to Gembrook, through the beautiful Dandenong Ranges. The open-sided carriages of this century-old steam train deliver unobstructed views of the surrounding emerald temperate forest. Although the line is relatively short, the ride moves at a leisurely pace, leaving you plenty of time to soak in the scenery. To visit Puffing Billy Railway on your trip to Belgrave, use our Belgrave trip itinerary builder.
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  • After a hiatus of many years, boarded Puffing Billy for a trip to Emerald from Belgrave. Just as I remembered, it is a wonderful leisurely journey with the most spectacular scenery along the way... 
    After a hiatus of many years, boarded Puffing Billy for a trip to Emerald from Belgrave. Just as I remembered, it is a wonderful leisurely journey with the most spectacular scenery along the way...  more »
  • The train ride was a good experience and the scenery along the way was nice. Better to book it online, saw some people were turned away because tickets were sold out most of the time. 
    The train ride was a good experience and the scenery along the way was nice. Better to book it online, saw some people were turned away because tickets were sold out most of the time.  more »
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  • New visitor centre opened 5 Nov 2021. Great architectural building, cute gift shop, museum very interesting, cafe has great views and atmosphere. Coffee and food well priced and delicious and beautifully presented. All staff including greeters,gift shop, cafe and even the cleaners were all so friendly and helpful and genuinely happy in their jobs. And then there is of course the puffing billy train itself traversing the beautiful countryside. Also don't miss the model railway exhibition in a different building but so worth a visit.
  • Belgrave to Lakeside ride - Great place to visit. Kids friendly. Cafes at the start and end of journey. Few walking trails when you reach Lakeside, but won’t have time to finish because the return journey interval is in 90mins. Reach there early as parking spots near the train station are a bit hard to find. Scenic ride. Helpful and passionate staff. Highly recommend.

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