Yarra Ranges

Gembrook

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Gembrook is tucked in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, just one hour's drive from Melbourne. Known for being the final destination for the iconic Puffing Billy train, a delight for young and old. This small town is located on the fringe of the Bunyip State Forest, making it the perfect place to stop and explore if you’re feeling outdoorsy.

On main street you’ll find The Motorist Museum where driving enthusiasts can book a joyride in a classic or vintage car from the collection. Spending a day in here is a relaxed experience with plenty of places to dine and shop or spread out a blanket for a picnic in the park.

Gembrook was first settled by Europeans in 1873. It boasts a strong farming background and timber felling was carried out to prepare land for farming. Saw milling became the main industry when Puffing Billy Railway came to Gembrook in 1900.