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Puffing Billy Railway

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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PUFFING BILLY OPERATES DAILY EXCEPT CHRISTMAS DAY. Puffing Billy is Australia’s favorite steam train and one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world. This century-old steam train continues to run on its original mountain track from...more
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1 Old Monbulk Road, Belgrave, Victoria 3160, Australia
+61 3 9757 0700
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We just took the train up to second station because only 1-2 station tickets were sold! I though it was so lucky that we only spent 30 min ride to second station coz the scene was not so attractive, just some forest, nothing special! The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank moonlyw
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our group of 4 couples traveling together included a ride on the Puffing Billy Railway as part of our activity list for the day. It was a cool day with a bit of rain, but that did nothing to dampen our enthusiasm. However, once we...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed 6 days ago

Love this trip. The family of a great steam train, we enjoyed the absolute best Thomas & Friends trains. It feels like in the 30's. My Child very happy and give them on of fantastic memories. From Melbourne City , taken train at Southern Cross...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ayuchelah
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just loved this trip. We had the lunch on board which was very good. Splitting the meal between the outward and homeward journey was ideal. The length of the stop at the lake was sufficient to have a walk and a good look around....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BHarrisShropshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took the Puffing Billy "Steam and Cuisine" trip last Sunday which indicates a strong accent on a good dining experience. When we arrived at the station the temperature was about 37° (just under 100°F). The gift shop was airconditioned with free Wi-Fi, upgraded with...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Puffing Billy R, Marketing Executive at Puffing Billy Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Glenn, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We’re terribly sorry to hear you your trip onboard Puffing Billy was less than adequate and didn’t meet your expectations. Due to the heritage nature of our First-Class dining carriages, there is no...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being from a steam train family, we enjoyed the absolute best steam train outing on Australia Day through to Gembrook & return. Packed carriages, Aussie flags, people waving, laughter, and the much missed smell of a steam train, all combined to create a fantastic and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lionel Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is worth booking ahead for this very popular trip. We had a great time on the train, and then on the coach visiting places we would not have visited otherwise.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank elisabeth-nick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me, my husband and 9 year old son went on Puffing Billy from Lakeside to Gembrook and back in January of 2019. The train was lovely and the trip through the forest was beautiful. The hour and half in Gembrook goes quickly as we went...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DeeYHolla
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This train ride with the opportunity to enjoy lunch on the train as we puffed our way through the forest was an excellent way to spend a day. The food was excellent as were the staff.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank coco082007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on Puffing Billy as part of a tour and did not regret this experience for one moment. Be prepared to do a lot of waving as you pass people.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jccj49
Puffing Billy R, Marketing Executive at Puffing Billy Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting. It's great to hear you had an enjoyable experience onboard Puffing Billy - and kudos to you waving at every passer-by! That's one of many traditions at Puffing Billy! We look forward to welcoming you back to the railway again soon! Kind...More

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16 February 2019|
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Response from Puffing Billy R | Property representative |
Hi, thank you for taking the time to ask us your question. There are many journeys offered at Puffing Billy Railway. It's best to pre-book your ticket online to ensure you have a seat, and don't miss out on the day. You... More
16 January 2019|
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Response from Nigel S | Reviewed this property |
If you are travelling from Belgrave to Gembrook it takes approximately 2 hours to get up there and then the same for the return trip
16 January 2019|
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Response from IanC1494 | Reviewed this property |
Hey Martyn That’s hard to answer as there are different stops along the way as well as places to have a ‘stopover’. If you are simply riding up there and back again then this is a 2-3 hours, depending on the time whilst at... More